Workers’ Compensation

At Coogan Gallagher, our Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of workplace injuries get back on their feet. We have successfully helped many clients and their families across the state of Illinois. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

How We Can Help

When you get hurt at work, the bills for rent, utilities, and groceries don’t simply stop.  If you are unable to work, you need to know that you can meet your obligations. Our lawyers will work to ensure that your employer (and their insurance carrier) meets their responsibilities. We can file your claim, deal with the insurance representatives, and explain your rights to you. We can also organize your medical records and prepare the case for trial if necessary.

Work injury cases always seem to go smoothly until they don’t. Suddenly, the “adjuster” does not seem to be returning your calls. Your disability checks come later and later. Or you find out that your prescription is not being paid for. This is when you need an attorney with experience at the Workers’ Compensation Commission, who can answer questions and get you the benefits you are entitled to under the law.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Illinois

When you have been hurt on the job, your initial instinct may be to keep working no matter what. But you have to be careful. It is entirely possible that if you continue to work, your injury could get worse. You might also need rehabilitative services to get back on your feet. You also may be penalized if you do not report your claim right away.

If you have been injured on the job in Illinois, you should file a workers’ compensation claim in order to recover compensation for your damages. It is always best to consult an experienced workers’ compensation attorney when doing so. Working with an experienced attorney can help ensure that you know exactly what you need to do in order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

When filing a claim, make sure that you first:

  • Report your injury to management within 45 days of the injury
  • Seek medical care right away (using your own doctor, if you wish)
  • Fill out the Application for Adjustment of Claim with the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission

What To Expect After Filing a Claim

After three days of being unable to work, your employer must provide you with what information you need concerning your workers’ compensation benefits, start paying the benefits, or explain why you have been denied benefits.

Note that once you file a claim, most of the communication around that claim takes place between your attorney and your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. You are protected from negative repercussions at work under the law.

Most Common Workplace Injuries

Some of the most common accidents and injuries on the job include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Muscle strains
  • Being hit by a falling object
  • A repetitive strain injury
  • Crash or collision
  • Cut or laceration
  • Inhaling toxic fumes

As a result, medical expenses can skyrocket, and some victims even suffer from permanent disabilities as a result of their injury. Your workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure that you are able to recover the full amount you deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered.

Request A Consultation Today

If you have been injured at work, contact our Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers for a free consultation today. We have been protecting Chicago workers for more than 30 years and have earned a stellar reputation for getting families what they need to, heal, get financially secure, and move forward.

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