Illinois Work Injury Attorney
Under Illinois law, most employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits to injured employees. If you suffer an injury on the job in Illinois, you are likely eligible for benefits to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, vocational training, and more.
However, many employers unfairly deny workers’ compensation claims—leading to undue hardship for their employees. If you are filing a workers’ comp claim in Illinois, trust the attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman LLC to represent your case. Call our firm today at (312) 586-1700.
Why Choose Us
- Our Illinois work injury attorneys have decades of experience.
- We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and record-breaking jury verdicts for our clients.
- Our firm is proud to represent individuals, not corporations or insurance companies. We will advocate aggressively for your maximum recovery.
Common Workplace Injuries in Illinois
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred during 2019. During that same year, 5,333 U.S. employees died on the job.
Some of the most common workplace injuries include:
- Sprains, strains, and tears
- Bruises and contusions
- Cuts, lacerations, and puncture wounds
- Bone fractures
- Exposure to harmful chemicals
- Crushing injuries and internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
Legal Options for Injured Illinois Employees
If you are injured while performing your job duties, you are likely eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. According to the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, approximately 91 percent of Illinois employees are eligible for workers’ comp benefits. You will need to prove that your injuries occurred at work, were not self-inflicted, and did not involve a violation of the law or company policy.
You can file a workers’ compensation claim regardless of fault. However, filing this claim waives your right to file a lawsuit against your employer. In certain circumstances, you may be eligible to file a civil claim against your employer if his or her negligence caused your injuries—but these scenarios are rare. To identify your optimal path to compensation, speak to an attorney at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC.
What Workers’ Comp Benefits Are Available in Illinois?
Under Illinois law, you can recover compensation for your injury-related medical expenses and vocational training after a workplace accident. If you are unable to work while recovering from your injury, you could also recover temporary partial or total disability benefits, depending on the severity of your injury. If you lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, you can also recover death benefits and up to $8,000 for burial expenses.
If your injury results in total or partial permanent disability, you may be eligible for longer-term benefits. For permanent partial disability, you could recover compensation for disfigurement, loss of a body part, and loss of future earnings. For permanent total disability, you may receive lifelong benefits equal to two-thirds of your pre-injury average weekly wages.
Contact an Illinois Work Injury Lawyer
If you are recovering from a workplace injury in Illinois, the attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman LLC can help. Our lawyers will advocate for you during each stage of your claim, helping you recover the benefits you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.