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Americans are the hardest-working people in the world, and it shows in our workplace injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly half of all workplace injuries are sprains, strains, and tears caused by overwork or overexertion. In all cases, but especially in these cases, you deserve compensation for your workplace injury. Workers’ compensation can pay your medical bills and most of your salary while you are unable to work.
This page contains some background information on workplace injuries, but the best way to get specific recommendations in your case is to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer in person. Please call 312-957-4166 or email Willens Law Offices today to schedule a free consultation at either of our Chicago-area locations.
Not all professions have the same level of risk of injury. According to the BLS, the following professions have the highest rates of workplace injury (more than 300 per 10,000 full-time workers):
Manufacturing and construction jobs also remain high on the list, although construction accidents have been on the decline in recent years. However, all these professions are eligible for workers’ compensation.
Workers’ compensation is designed to take care of every worker injured in a workplace accident or due to an occupational illness, but many people don’t get compensation because they make one of a few basic mistakes. Don’t make these mistakes:
The failure to properly and timely file a claim for worker’s Compensation benefits can prevent you from receiving the resources that you need to meet the staggering costs of medical care needed for your injuries. Moreover, the financial strain created can quickly extend its reach into other areas of your life, leading you to fall behind on your obligations. We can help you to avoid that pit of despair.
Contact our skilled Chicago workplace injuries lawyers today for your FREE consultation at 312-957-4166 or e-mail Willens Law Offices as soon as possible to find out how we can help you. An attorney can meet you at your home, hospital or at our convenient Chicago office. Attorney consultations are free and you will only be asked to pay attorney fees if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.
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