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Elgin Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Elgin work injury lawyer

Workers' Compensation Attorney Serving Elgin

There are many reasons why a person may be injured while working. Accidents can happen because workers did not follow the proper safety procedures, because an employer failed to provide workers with the necessary training or equipment, or because of equipment malfunctions. Fortunately for those who are injured on the job, workers' compensation benefits are available for all employees, and these benefits are usually available no matter who was responsible for an accident or injury.

While employees are entitled to receive workers' comp for any injuries or illnesses that occurred while they were working or because of the work they performed, they can sometimes encounter difficulties when filing claims. An employer may dispute the fact that an injury was work-related, or their insurance company may refuse to pay for certain types of treatment. Benefits may be denied altogether in some cases. To ensure that they can receive the proper benefits, injured workers will want to secure representation from an attorney who can help them follow the right procedures when filing a workers' compensation claim. At Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we know the difficulties that injured workers can face, and we are dedicated to helping our clients receive the benefits they deserve.

Assistance With Multiple Types of Workplace Injuries in Elgin, IL

In situations where accidents occur in the workplace, a person will want to make sure they follow the right procedures when reporting an injury, seeking medical treatment, and filing a claim for workers' compensation. Our firm can assist with multiple types of injuries, including:

  • Fall injuries - Falls are among the most common causes of work injuries, and they can take place because of wet or slippery floors, defective ladders or scaffolds, or a lack of harnesses or other safety equipment.
  • Back and neck injuries - A person may suffer lifting injuries that affect the muscles or vertebrae in their back. Spinal cord injuries can also occur due to a fall or being struck by an object. These injuries can lead to chronic pain and restriction on a person's range of motion, and in serious cases, they may lead to partial or total paralysis in different parts of the body.
  • Repetitive stress injuries - Certain types of repeated motions can cause harm to a person's muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves, leading to loss of sensation, restrictions on certain types of movements, and difficulty performing work-related tasks. When these injuries arise out of the work a person performs, they will qualify for worker's compensation benefits.

Pursuing Workers' Comp Benefits and Other Forms of Compensation

Multiple types of benefits are available for people who suffer work injuries. Medical benefits will cover all treatment needed for an injury or illness, including emergency medical care, hospital treatment, surgery, ongoing doctor visits, medication, physical therapy or rehabilitation, and any assistive devices that may be needed. Disability benefits will cover a percentage of the wages a person lost while recovering or because of a permanent impairment. Wage differential benefits may cover some of the difference between what a person earned before their injury and the amount they are able to earn while working at a reduced capacity. Permanent total disability benefits will be available for those who suffer injuries so severe that they will be unable to work for the rest of their lifetimes. In some cases, injured workers may be able to pursue third-party claims against other people or companies, such as product manufacturers who sold defective tools or equipment that caused injuries.

Contact Our Elgin, Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Filing a workers' comp claim can sometimes be a complex process. If you have been denied benefits, or if you are struggling to receive the proper medical care or cover expenses while you are recovering from a work-related injury, our firm can provide the legal assistance you need. To learn how we can help with your claim and ensure that you receive the proper benefits, contact us at 847-240-9010 and set up a free consultation today.

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