Have you suffered an injury on the job? Workplace injuries can leave you with large amounts of medical bills, significant wage loss and permanent or temporary disability. If your employer tries to limit, delay or deny your workers' compensation benefits, it is important to consult with an experienced work injury attorney as soon as possible.
At Jamie M. Trapp & Associates, we handle workers' compensation claims for clients in Chicago, throughout Cook County and across Illinois. We represent all injured workers, including construction workers, factory workers, iron and steel mill workers, restaurant workers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, nurses and nursing assistants, and anyone who was injured on the job and needs an experienced attorney to protect their rights.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-292-9284 to discuss your case with an experienced Cook County workers' compensation attorney.
Illinois Workers' Compensation Benefits
In Illinois, workers' compensation benefits generally fit into the following categories:
- Medical benefits: If your injury was work-related, your employer is responsible for paying your medical expenses, including hospital care, medication, physical therapy and other forms of treatment.
- Temporary total disability (TTD): If your injury keeps you out of work for three or more days, your employer must provide you with two-thirds of your average weekly income for the previous year.
- Permanent total disability (PTD): If your injury prevents you from ever returning to work, you may be eligible to receive benefits for life.
- Death benefits: If a workplace injury results in death, the spouse and/or children of the deceased are entitled to receive death benefits in the amount of two-thirds of the deceased worker's average weekly wage.
Many injured workers settle for far less than their claim is worth. Don't let this happen to you. Consult with one of our experienced Chicago workers' compensation lawyers today.
Workers' Compensation And Third-Party Claims
If a negligent third party caused your accident, you may be able to pursue a experienced work injury attorney claim in addition to a workers' compensation claim. Third parties include contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers and other parties that are not your employer or a fellow employee. Our lawyers can help you explore all avenues of compensation.
Contact Our Chicago Workers' Compensation Attorneys
If you have suffered a serious workplace injury, we are here to help you explore your legal options. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you will not owe us a cent unless and until we get results for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-292-9284 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Cook County workers' compensation attorney.