What’s Your Case Worth?
One in five workers will sustain an injury or develop an illness that will disable them for a year or longer before they reach retirement age. That’s a total of nearly 30 million workers who will suffer a serious, debilitating workplace accident, affecting both themselves and their families. Unfortunately, not all of these victims and their families have access to the skilled and qualified Chicago work injury lawyer they deserve.
The benefits payable under these policies are to be administered without regard to which party is at fault. Therefore, if a worker is hurt in the course of performing tasks related to his or her employment, or becomes ill due to occupational exposures, then he or she is eligible to file a claim.
Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies sometimes attempt to interfere with access to benefits. Whether through a denial of benefits or the complication of the claims filing process, it may be clear that they are not on your side. That’s why it is more important than ever, as insurance companies pay for large firms to try to deny you the compensation you deserve, that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable workers comp attorney, Chicago.
The Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers of Willens Law Offices are committed to helping injured workers and their families cope with the stresses that accompany occupational illnesses and injuries. Fortunately, laws enacted by the state require that your employer, or your employer’s insurance company, compensate you, or your family, for injuries or death that may occur while you are working.
Few workers understand what exactly is covered by workers’ compensation insurance, and this can put them at a distinct disadvantage when they are filing a claim. An attorney can keep the insurance company from pressuring you into an unreasonable – or even illegal – settlement. You will be best served by knowing your rights in advance, and we can help you to clearly grasp what you may be due. You may be entitled to:
In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
Although you do not need legal representation to file a workers’ compensation claim, it is advisable for you to seek help so that you can avoid making costly procedural errors. The failure to meet deadlines or improperly completed paperwork can lead to lengthy delays in the receipt of benefit payments or the loss of your legal claim to those benefits. That is a position in which you do not want to be, and those are mistakes that we can help you minimize.
Insurance companies, like any other business, are driven by bottom line dollars. They collect as much money as they can in premiums from individuals and businesses, then pay out as little as they can in claims. That’s how they make profit. The longer they can hold onto their money, the better for their bottom line. This isn’t to say that insurance companies are wicked or immoral. However, it’s important to remember that the only person working to protect your best interests is the lawyer you hire – not the insurance company trying to minimize their own damages.
To level the playing field, generally it makes sense for workers’ compensation claimants to retain skilled attorneys, such as the representation we can offer you as a workers comp lawyer, Chicago-based. A recent study found that claimants represented by lawyers received on average two to three times more than unrepresented claimants did. Statistically speaking, it just makes financial sense to get an attorney. In addition, you’ll also save time and reduce your stress level about your case.
You and your family rely on workers’ compensation benefits to support you during your recovery process. The decision to resolve the issues that accompany workplace injuries or a disability on your own can lead to extensive delays in the receipt of benefits. That means unnecessary stress for you and your family. The attorneys at The Willens Law Offices understand what you are going through, and we want to help.
Contact us today for your FREE consultation at 312-957-4166 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to find out how we can help you.
Matthew Willens is the principal attorney at The Willens Law Offices in Chicago, Illinois. See his profile on Google+
The Illinois attorneys of Willens Law Offices represent individuals and families in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and workers’ compensation matters throughout Illinois, including Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County, Winnebago County and many other of Illinois’ 102 counties, far too numerous to list here. © Copyright 2012 Willens Law Offices