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Breaking the workers' comp process into 5 main steps

Most people associate workplace injuries with particularly hazardous jobs like construction work, mining, truck driving and logging. It's true that these fields tend to have more onsite injuries than others, but workplace accidents can occur in anywhere. If you have been injured at your job, it probably came as a shock: No one goes to work expecting to be harmed.

Employees who have been injured in a workplace accident are often daunted by the legal process of filing for workers' compensation. Filing for compensation can be tedious and a bit confusing, but the process need not be intimidating. There are a few key steps to follow before you can file your claim.

What benefits can you get from Illinois workers' compensation?

Getting injured at work can be a terrifying experience. It can leave you in serious pain and without a source of income until you heal. Similarly, developing a work-related illness can also leave you unable to work while you steadily accumulate medical bills related to your treatment and recovery.

That's exactly why workers' compensation exists in the first place. No employee should have to live in poverty or to go without adequate medical care for a condition or injury that directly resulted from employment. Workers' compensation ensures that those who work for a living don't have to worry about losing everything if they get hurt or sickened at work.

The basics of settling your claim.

We settle claims on a daily basis and our client's always ask us, when can I expect my money? Most people think that once they agree to a settlement offer, they will get a check within a few days. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Below are the basics of settling your claim.

Hurt At Work? Do These 3 Things First

When people call our office who have been injured at work, they often have already made several mistakes that could negatively effect their workers compensation claim.  Follow the three easy steps below to make sure your potential workers compensation claim gets off on the right foot.

Bring these documents to your attorney's office after a crash

After an injury, you may turn to an attorney to help you make a claim and get a fair amount of compensation. To do that, the attorney needs information on your accident and injury.

You may not be aware of all the different documents your attorney needs, but with the help of this list, it's easier than ever to make sure you bring as much documentation with you as possible. Here are some things you should take to your attorney upon meeting.

5 things to tell your doctor after an on-the-job injury

You're hurt on the job. Unlike many people, who don't realize an injury is serious and put off that trip to the doctor, you know it right away. You tell your boss and you head for the doctor's office. You can drive yourself, but just barely.

What do you say when you get there? You're already thinking about workers' compensation. You know you can't work like this, not until you heal. So, what do you say?

What to do if you are in an accident at work

Working in industries such as manufacturing, construction or landscaping come with many risks that put your health at risk. If you are injured, you may face high medical bills and be unable to work for an extended period of time. You may wonder how you will be able to afford your mortgage or even your weekly grocery bills.

Luckily, workers injured on the job, or injured due to work-related conditions, can apply for workers’ compensation benefits through their employer. The benefits may cover medical bills, lost wages or permanent partial disabilities sustained from the injury. Unfortunately, employees in the state of Illinois are not eligible to receive benefits for pain and suffering. What should you do if you are injured at work?

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