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Hoffman Estates Workers' Compensation Attorney

Hoffman Estates IL workplace injury lawyer

Hoffman Estates, IL Workplace Injury Lawyers

Accidents are unpredictable, meaning they can happen at any time and in any workplace. These incidents commonly occur on the road in a vehicle, at construction sites, and in office buildings. These situations can leave employees susceptible to injuries that can have a significant impact on their physical well-being, mental health, and financial stability. Employees may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits when injured on the job.

Grauer & Kriegel, LLC has over 40 years of experience representing individuals who have suffered work-related injuries. We help them navigate the complex process of workers' compensation claims.

Illinois Workers' Compensation Eligibility Requirements

The Illinois Workers' Compensation system is designed to ensure that injured employees receive necessary medical treatment and compensation for lost wages while protecting employers from costly lawsuits. It operates on a no-fault basis, meaning an employee can receive benefits regardless of who was at fault for causing the injury.

To qualify for workers' compensation benefits in Illinois:

  • The employer must carry workers' compensation insurance or meet other requirements outlined by law.
  • The worker has to be an employee (not an independent contractor).
  • The injury or illness must be work-related, meaning it arose out of job activities or occurred within the course of employment.

Trusted Workers' Comp Representation in Hoffman Estates

Our law firm has extensive experience handling all types of workers' compensation claims. These include:

Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits Available to Hoffman Estates Employees

Illinois provides several types of benefits through its workers' compensation system:

  • Medical Benefits – Under Illinois law, employers are responsible for paying all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to a work injury. This includes doctor visits, hospitalization, surgery, medications, rehabilitation services, and any other required treatment. A "preferred provider program" (PPP) may exist to access these benefits promptly.
  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits – When work-related injuries or illnesses result in temporary total disability, employees may be entitled to TTD benefits. These benefits are intended to replace a portion of an employee's lost wages while they are not able to work due to their injury or illness.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits – If an injury leads to permanent impairment, but the injured worker can still perform some type of work, they may be eligible for PPD benefits. The amount and duration of these benefits depend on the extent of the impairment and its effect on the worker's future earning capacity.
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits – In cases where a work-related injury prevents an employee from ever returning to any gainful employment, they may qualify for PTD benefits. These benefits provide compensation for life and are subject to cost-of-living adjustments.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation – Vocational rehabilitation is a specialized program designed to assist individuals with disabilities in regaining independence and acquiring the necessary skills to enter or re-enter the workforce. The ultimate goal of vocational rehabilitation is to help individuals achieve sustainable employment, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to society.
  • Wage Loss Compensation – If you are forced to take a lower-paying job because of your injury, you may also be entitled to wage loss compensation.
  • Death Benefits – You may be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits if you are the heir of an employee who was killed on the job.

Contact Hoffman Estates Workers' Compensation Attorneys Today

Contact Grauer & Kriegel, LLC to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights if you have been injured on the job. We will answer any questions you may have and evaluate the merits of your workers' compensation claim. Unless and until we get you the compensation you deserve, we do not charge legal fees.

Call 847-240-9010 for help today, or visit our contact us page to request more information.

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