Obtaining Compensation After An Injury At Work

When injury happens in the workplace, the consequences can be severe, and you may be unable to work for weeks, months or even indefinitely.

Workers' compensation benefits can give the financial security you need to get through this difficult time. At Kaiser Hafezi Law, our workers' compensation attorneys serve Chicagoland workers to get the deserved benefits that allow them to provide for their families in the aftermath of a workplace injury.

Our workers' compensation attorneys have over 75 years combined experience protecting Illinois workers and their families. Employers often pay some but not all the proper benefits, leading workers to believe they don't need a lawyer. Know your rights to full benefits for time off, medical expenses and lump-sum injury compensation.

Workers' Compensation Benefits

In Illinois, three types of benefits are typically available to an injured worker:

  • Medical expenses: This allows the injured worker to get the medical care needed now and into the future.
  • Temporary total disability (TTD) payments: If the worker cannot return to work for a certain period of time, or restrictions cannot be accommodated, the worker will be paid a certain percentage of their wage during their time off.
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD) payments: This is a lump-sum payment due to a permanently injured worker.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: I was injured at work. What do I do?

A: Any injuries should be immediately reported to a supervisor. Make sure to promptly seek medical attention and closely follow the instructions on where to go for treatment. You should also contact our attorneys to make sure you are paid your workers' compensation benefits promptly and fully.

Q: Can I sue my employer?

A: In Illinois, if you are injured at work and are due workers' compensation benefits, you cannot sue your employer. However, it is common for other companies or people outside of your employer to create a hazard. In these circumstances, there may be a third-party claim to pursue, in addition to the workers' compensation claim. Our experienced workers' compensation and personal injury lawyers can assess your case and advise you of all your potential legal options.

Take Action Today; Call Us Now

If you have sustained a work-related injury, our law firm can help. We are centrally located in Bensenville, serving Chicagoland and the nearby Illinois suburbs. Call our office today at 630-233-9946 to schedule a free consultation. You may also contact our firm via email. To better serve our community, Kaiser Hafezi Law provides Spanish language services.