When Should You Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
When you get injured at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation under the law. Unfortunately, navigating the legal landscape of workers’ compensation in Illinois can be too overwhelming and complicated, especially when done without legal help.
What Benefits Are Available Through Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation insurance is one of the most significant benefits that employees have in the modern workplace. However, even though they may know they’re covered by a policy, many people don’t know how to file a claim or don’t know what benefits are available to them if they do become injured.
Third-Party Worksite Accident Claims
Being involved in a worksite accident can be incredibly frustrating. Luckily, as many workers know, employees who suffer a construction site injury or occupational disease may be entitled to pursue workers' compensation benefits, including compensation for medical bills and lost income. What many employees do not know is that they may also be able to file something called a ‘third-party claim.’
What if My Workers’ Compensation Claim Gets Denied?
In Illinois, employees who suffer work-related injuries or occupational diseases may be entitled to pursue workers' compensation benefits through a claim. However, the insurance provider may deny your claims due to a different number of reasons, including late reporting, delayed filing, or inadequate evidence. Thankfully, you may be able to appeal your denied workers' compensation claim and recover your deserved benefits.
Can I Sue a Business If I Was Hurt on Their Property?
Every day, people leave their homes to run errands. To do this, they need to move in and out of public spaces as well as private businesses. Most of the time, we don’t think twice about these tasks—but what happens if you become injured on a business’s property or public space? And who pays for injuries sustained on public property? Unsafe conditions are all around us and accidents that occur in public spaces or at a business are handled differently than those that occur at a private residence.
Hurt on a Friend or Neighbor’s Property: Should I Sue?
Whenever you are invited to a friend’s or neighbor’s property for a visit, you probably don’t expect anything bad to happen. You expect the friend or neighbor to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition and warn you of any unsafe conditions or hazards on the property.