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A Work Injury Left Me Disabled. What Are My Rights?

 Posted on January 06, 2022 in Workers' Compensation

IL job injury lawyerA work accident that happens in a split second can change someone’s life forever. Whether in an office, construction site, delivery truck, or another work environment, work injuries can be severe. If you or a loved one were the victim of a serious work injury, you may be interested in exploring your legal options. Most people know that workers’ compensation insurance exists, but they are unaware of exactly what workers’ comp covers or how they should go about pursuing compensation. Many injured workers are also unaware of their rights – a fact which is often exploited by employers and insurance companies.

Workers’ Compensation and Permanent Partial Disabilities

Equipment-related mishaps, slip and fall accidents, struck-by accidents, on-the-job car crashes, and other work accidents can lead to life-changing injuries. Spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation injuries, and severe burns are just some of the work injuries that can leave a worker permanently disabled. If you or a loved one are in this situation, it is important to understand your rights under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Injured workers who can no longer work or must work a different job may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits (PPD).

PPD benefits vary from case to case. Sometimes, the amount of money a person receives is based on the difference between their pre-injury pay and their post-injury pay. Illinois law also provides a schedule of injuries that lists compensation based on injuries to certain body parts.

Unfortunately, getting compensation after a disabling injury is often an uphill battle. Insurance companies often try to minimize the impact of the injury on the worker’s life or even deny the claim entirely. This is why many injured workers choose to work with a workers’ compensation lawyer who will fight for their rights and advocate on their behalf.

Contact a Bensenville Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured in a work accident, contact Kaiser Law for help. Our Elmhurst workers’ compensation attorneys know just how difficult it can be to get the financial compensation you deserve after an accident. We have fought for the rights of injured individuals and their families for over 30 years. We can evaluate the circumstances of the injury and obtain supporting evidence to strengthen your case. Our skilled team can sit down with you and explain all of your rights and options and determine the next steps. Whatever happens, we will aggressively advocate for your best interests.

Call our office today at 630-233-9946 for a free, no-obligation consultation.




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