If you work in a tough environment and are often exposed to risky elements, you may suffer a workplace injury. Such an injury means that you lose significant time on the job, need expensive medical treatments, and may become unable to perform to your maximum capacity. What you need to obtain workers’ compensation for all your expenses and mental stress. Here, we first describe the law in Illinois and how hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer can help you fight for the best compensation:
The Illinois Law
The Law No. 820 ILCS 305/1 describes the workers’ compensation act in Illinois. It describes that any corporation, or business owner is responsible for paying for their employees in a situation where compensation may apply. In fact, the business must pay compensation for workers who may come under the contractors on a project, although it can later recover the payment from the relevant contractor. If a worker is being loaned out to another company, then its employer is still liable for paying compensation benefits and payments if the borrowing company does not pay the relevant monetary dues. The workers’ compensation act is valid if the contract was established within the state of Illinois, regardless of the place of work.
An employee sustaining injuries at work must show that they occurred during their employment. An employer who pays an injured employee under the details of this act can remain excused from other trials, if the employee is not contesting the payments. A contest from the employee will be resolved by a commission or an arbitrator whose decision will be final in this regard. The employer cannot present a defense that the injury was caused by a co-worker as the prima facie of providing a safe environment lies on the employer.
Hiring Legal Help
The law in Illinois is detailed but it can be hard for a normal person to understand whether they are receiving the best compensation for injuries sustained at their job. Hiring a workers’ compensation attorney ensures that you are covered by the relevant part of the Illinois laws and can receive maximum compensation that you need for providing these benefits:
As a worker, you can relax once you have hired a workers’ compensation lawyer who will fight hard on your behalf. You can focus on recovering from the injury that you sustained and work to get out of the mental trauma that you may have faced due to a workplace injury.
A workers’ compensation lawyer is fully aware of the state laws that apply to your workplace injury. They discuss the problem with your employer to make sure that you receive the ideal monetary benefits for your loss of work. You can also receive the best compensation for obtaining medical help and ensuring that you fully recover to once again at your optimum capacity.
Hiring an attorney to represent your case means that you do not personally create any friction between yourself and the management of your company. The problem is often resolved through discussions performed by lawyers from both sides, giving you a great chance to avoid friction in your workplace.
Contact the Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C. at (847) 395-2200 or online today to schedule your initial consultation.