Schaumburg Work Injury Attorney
Under Illinois law, most employers must provide their employees with workers’ compensation insurance. This coverage provides benefits in case you suffer an injury while performing your job duties. Unfortunately, not all workers’ comp claims are successful—leaving injured workers without the benefits they deserve.
If you are filing a workers’ compensation claim, you need an attorney on your side. In these situations, the Schaumburg work injury lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can help. Call us today at (312) 586-1700.
Why Choose Us
- Our firm has represented hundreds of clients in their workers’ compensation claims. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
- Our personal injury attorneys have over decades of experience. We have the skills, resources, and experience necessary to advocate for maximum benefits.
- We dedicate ourselves to fighting for justice for our clients, and will not hesitate to escalate your claim if necessary.
Common Types of Workplace Injuries in Schaumburg
Many accidents can occur in a workplace, such as slip and falls, motor vehicle collisions, falling debris or equipment, and collisions with heavy machinery. These workplace accidents can lead to serious injuries, including:
- Amputation and disfigurement
- Sprains, strains, and tears
- Bruising and abrasions
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Occupational illnesses
Legal Options for Injured Schaumburg Employees
If you sustain an injury at your workplace, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, vocational training, and more. However, you must prove that you sustained the injury at work and did not commit a legal violation when the injury occurred. Additionally, you will need to prove that the injury was not self-inflicted and you did not violate company policy.
To initiate your claim, you must notify your employer of your injury within 45 days and seek medical attention from an authorized provider. Your employer will then have 30 days to submit a report to his or her workers’ compensation insurer. The insurer will then review your claim and either approve or deny it. You can choose to appeal the decision if necessary.
Do You Need a Lawyer for a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Proving a workers’ compensation claim can be difficult. Your employer may reject a portion of your claim or deny benefits altogether, stating that the accident did not occur at work or that you are otherwise ineligible for benefits. In these situations, you need an attorney on your side.
A Schaumburg work injury attorney can provide several benefits for your claim, including the following.
- Your attorney will handle all negotiations on your behalf, so you can focus on recovery.
- If the insurer or your employer denies your claim, your attorney can handle the appeal and advocate aggressively for your maximum compensation.
- Your lawyer will have the time and resources to conduct an in-depth investigation into your accident, gathering evidence to strengthen your claim.
- Your attorney will have handled multiple work injury claims and will know how to navigate the workers’ comp process, helping avoid errors that could otherwise delay or weaken your case.
Contact a Schaumburg Work Injury Attorney
If you are injured at your Schaumburg workplace, contact the attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman LLC. Our Illinois work injury lawyers will handle all aspects of your claim on your behalf, advocating for your right to full benefits. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options.