Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Workers’ compensation is an issue of which every worker should be aware. In many cases, it can mean the difference between losing your income completely or obtaining regular benefits that help you meet your financial needs while you are unable to work.
People are injured in workplace accidents on a daily basis in every conceivable industry. These injuries can be the result of accidents as varied as slip and falls, explosions, motor vehicle accidents, accidents caused by defective workplace equipment, and fires. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were almost 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2014. Importantly, some workers develop occupational illnesses or conditions such as mesothelioma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that are also often compensable through the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. .
Because obtaining benefits after a workplace accident can be difficult and may involve disputed facts, it is critical for anyone seeking benefits to retain an attorney familiar with representing the legal rights of workers injured in accidents.
What Kinds Of Injuries Can Entitle Illinois Workers’ To Benefits?
People can sustain workplace injuries in a variety of ways – of course, the kinds of injuries that a worker is susceptible to depends largely on his or her work environment. For example, many construction workers sustain injuries that are the result of falls, while people in office settings who regularly use a computer may develop problems with their wrists or hands. Some of the more common injuries that result in significant workers’ compensation benefits include the following:
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Occupational diseases
- Broken bones
Contact A Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today To Schedule A Free Consultation
Individuals who are injured in workplace accidents or who develop illnesses related to their working conditions are often legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Because obtaining these benefits can be legally complicated, it is important for victims of workplace accidents to retain an attorney familiar with the Illinois’ workers’ compensation act. To schedule a consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, please contact The Law Offices of Gregg Mandell, Inc. today at (312) 332-7071.