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Elk Grove Village Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Elk Grove Village workplace injury attorney

Workers' Compensation Attorney Serving Elk Grove Village

Workplace accidents take place regularly, and they can cause multiple types of injuries. Some of these accidents may be the result of simple mistakes by a person or their coworkers, or they may be caused by egregious safety violations, defective equipment, or other types of negligence by an employer or other parties. In some cases, injuries can also occur even when no accident has taken place, such as when a person suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome after spending many years working with their hands. For employees who are injured while working, all work-related injuries are covered by workers' compensation.

Employers are required to maintain workers' compensation insurance, and injured workers can seek benefits for any injuries or illnesses that are work-related. Fault is not a factor considered in these cases, and whether an employer, an employee, or another party was responsible, a person will be entitled to receive workers' comp benefits. However, disputes can arise in these cases, such as when an employer or their insurer claims that an injury or illness occurred because of a person's actions outside of work. Employees will want to follow the correct process as they file a claim for workers' compensation benefits, and with the help of a skilled lawyer, they can resolve any disputes that may arise. The attorneys of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC provide representation in these cases, and we work to ensure that those who have suffered workplace injuries receive the benefits they need.

Injuries Affecting Different Types of Workers in Elk Grove Village

While people in any industry can suffer work-related injuries, some workers are more likely to be involved in workplace accidents that can cause serious harm. These workers may encounter unique issues that affect their ability to receive workers' compensation benefits. We provide legal help to:

  • Construction workers - There are many dangers present at a construction site, and workers may be injured due to falls from ladders or scaffolds, being struck by heavy equipment or falling objects, electrocutions, trench collapses, or tools that do not function correctly. These injuries can be severe, and they may result in permanent disability or death.
  • Truck and delivery drivers - Workers who spend most of the day on the road delivering packages or other items are at risk of being injured in car accidents. They may also experience lifting injuries that affect their backs, arms, legs, or other body parts.
  • Traveling employees - Questions about workers' compensation coverage may arise in cases where people work at off-site locations or travel to multiple cities, states, or countries while performing work. Our lawyers can help make sure all work-related injuries will be covered, including those that took place while driving, flying on planes, or staying in hotel rooms.
  • Union workers - In addition to standard workers' comp benefits, union employees may be entitled to additional benefits that protect their jobs and their ability to earn income after they have recovered from their injuries.

Receiving the Proper Workers' Compensation Benefits

Employees who suffer work-related injuries or who contract illnesses while working or because of the work they have performed are eligible to receive multiple types of benefits, including:

  • Medical benefits - All forms of medical treatment will be fully covered, and a person can continue receiving these benefits until they reach maximum medical improvement (MMI).
  • Temporary disability benefits - While a person is recovering from their injuries, they will be able to receive benefits that pay two thirds of the difference between what they earned before their injury and what they are able to earn until they return to full-time employment.
  • Permanent disability benefits - The benefits a person will receive for a partial disability, such as the loss of a limb, will typically be calculated using a certain number of weeks of pay that is based on the part of the body that was injured and the percentage of loss they have suffered. If a person experiences a total disability that prevents them from ever returning to work, they will receive disability benefits for the rest of their life.
  • Vocational rehabilitation - If a person will be unable to return to their previous job, they may receive education or training that will allow them to pursue other forms of work, and workers' comp will cover some or all of these costs.
  • Death benefits - If a person is killed in a workplace accident, their surviving spouse or minor children will be entitled to receive a monetary payment to address their loss.

Contact Our Elk Grove Village Workers' Comp Attorneys

To learn how our lawyers can help with your workers' compensation claim, contact us at 847-240-9010. We offer free consultations, and we will not charge any fees unless we are able to collect compensation for you.

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