Schaumburg, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Workers' Compensation Lawyers Serving Cook, DuPage, and Surrounding Collar Counties
If you have sustained an injury while on the job, Illinois law allows you the right to receive worker's compensation benefits. Your employer is required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance that will cover your medical expenses and pay disability benefits together with a settlement. Insurance companies do not always readily pay injured workers the benefits they deserve, however. In order to ensure your rights are protected, and you are properly compensated for your injuries, you need an experienced workers’ comp. attorney to fight for you.
At Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we have been representing injured workers in Illinois for over 40 years. Our firm is dedicated to obtaining maximum workers' compensation benefits for our clients. We fight for your rights, and we are always prepared to take your case to court if a settlement negotiation fails. We understand how impactful a workplace injury can be on your life and your livelihood, and we vigorously advocate for the greatest possible compensation.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois
It is important to know your rights when you are injured on the job. Insurance companies are not required to inform you of the benefits you are entitled. They are hoping that you will not demand them. Our attorneys will explain your rights and what type of compensation you should obtain due to your injury.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act defines the rights of injured workers in Illinois. Those rights include:
- Medical Expenses—All of an injured worker’s medical expenses should be covered by workers’ comp insurance. You should have no out-of-pocket costs.
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD)—Also known as the lost wage benefit, this equals two-thirds of your average gross weekly wage and is paid out while you are recovering from your injury and are unable to work.
- Partial Permanent Disability (PPD)—If you are permanently unable to use a part of your body because of your workplace injury, you may be able to get a lump sum settlement or monthly payments as compensation.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD)—If you are unable to work at all because of your injury, you may qualify for lifetime benefits.
You are also entitled to wage loss differential payments if you are forced to take a lower paying job because of your injury. If you cannot do your previous job and require vocational retraining to get another job, the cost of the retraining may also be compensated. Finally, if you are the heir of a worker who has been killed on the job, you may also be entitled to worker's compensation benefits.
Our law firm is extensively experienced in handling all types of workers' compensation claims including:
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Workplace Falls
- Lifting Injuries
- Repetitive Injuries
- Traveling Employees
- Third-Party Cases
- Wage Differential Claims
- Total Permanent Disability
- Union Workers
- Construction Workers
- Truck Delivery Drivers
If you have been injured on the job, contact Grauer & Kriegel, LLC to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights. We will answer your questions and assess the merits of your worker's compensation claim. We do not charge attorneys' fees unless and until we get you the compensation you deserve. Call 847-240-9010 for help today.