Arlington Heights Work Injury Attorney
Most injured employees in Illinois are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, navigating the workers’ comp process can be a challenge—and the lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can help. Call us today at (312) 586-1700.
Our Arlington Heights work injury attorneys have decades of experience helping injured people recover the compensation they deserve. You can trust our firm to fight for your right to benefits during each stage of your claim.
Why Choose Us
- Our firm has recovered over $400 million in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.
- We aggressively pursue each and every angle of a case to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
- Our attorneys represent people, not corporations. We are dedicated to achieving justice for our clients by leveraging our firm’s skills, resources, and years of experience.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Laws
According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, nearly all employers in Illinois must provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. The only exceptions include limited liability companies, business partnerships, corporate officers, and sole proprietors.
If you are in an accident while performing your job duties, you can recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other injury-related costs. However, state law prohibits you from recovering these benefits if your accident involves any of the following circumstances.
- Self-inflicted injuries, including injuries that occur during fights
- Injuries that occur while you are committing a crime
- Injuries that occur due to violations of company policy
- Injuries that occur while you were not at work
How to File a Workers’ Comp Claim in Arlington Heights
After you suffer a workplace injury, it is important to report the accident to your employer immediately and seek medical attention. Your employer may require you to go to an authorized provider. While at your appointment, save all records related to your treatment and injuries—this will provide important evidence for your claim.
You have 45 days from the date of the accident to report your injury to your employer. After your employer receives notice of your injury, he or she has 30 days to file a report with his or her workers’ compensation insurer. You will need to prove that the accident occurred at work and did not involve any excluding circumstances.
The insurer will then issue a decision on your case. If the insurer denies all or part of your claim, you can choose to appeal the decision. Your employer may also dispute your claim, and you may need to enter mediation with an arbitrator from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Why You Need a Work Injury Attorney
While the workers’ compensation process may seem straightforward, it can be very complex. Your employer may claim that you violated a law or company policy during the accident, or dispute whether the accident happened at work. Your employer’s insurer may deny all or a portion of your benefits, leading to financial hardship. In these situations, you need an attorney on your side.
An Arlington Heights workers’ comp attorney can represent you during negotiations or mediation, advocating for your best interests during each stage of your case. Your lawyer will also help gather evidence and craft a compelling case for your right to benefits, helping disprove your employer’s arguments.
Contact Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC
Are you recovering from a workplace injury in Arlington Heights? In these situations, trust the lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC to represent your claim.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Arlington Heights work injury lawyers. Your attorney will review your case and identify your optimal path to recovery.