Workers Compensation And Work Related Injuries

Geneva Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Fighting for Compensation for Victims of Work-Related Injuries

If you have suffered a work-related injury that prevents you from supporting your family, you cannot afford to do nothing. You must fight for the compensation that you rightly deserve to help cover the cost of medical bills and make up for lost wages. At O’Brien Law, LLC, we can help you with that.

Our Geneva workers’ compensation lawyer has decades of experience working with clients who have been hurt at work. We know what moves the insurance companies may try to make to extend the legal process, and we are committed to holding them accountable. We don’t settle for anything less than the best possible outcome. You deserve it, and so does your family.

Call (630) 480-4130 today or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a Geneva workers' compensation attorney. O’Brien Law, LLC serves clients across Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia, and the surrounding areas.

What Do Workers' Comp Attorneys Do?

A workers' compensation lawyer's responsibility is to guide you through the claims process as well as standing by your side throughout the process, which can be difficult to handle on your own.

The following are a few items that a Geneva workers' compensation attorney can assist with:

  • Filing your initial claim
  • Fighting for necessary compensation during your leave from work
  • Fighting for medical expense compensation
  • Paperwork and administrative tasks

Common Causes of Work-Related Injuries

Workplace accidents happen every day in all types of occupations. Often, these incidents can lead to severe injuries, such as broken bones, spinal injury, muscle damage, head trauma, and overexertion.

The most common types of on-the-job accidents resulting in injuries include:

  • Burn injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Inadequate personal protective equipment
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Falling from heights
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Dangerous machinery
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Walking into objects
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Inhaling toxic fumes

Work related injuries can vary from minor to major. Typically, a person does not know where their injury falls on that scale until months later when their small trip or fall becomes a chronic injury or condition. This is why we recommend getting adequate medical attention and qualified legal counsel immediately after getting hurt at work.

Your Options for Compensation

When you have suffered from a work-related injury, there are two potential avenues for getting compensated for your losses. The first option is to file a worker’s compensation claim against your employer’s insurance.

Your employer is required by state law to have workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. This insurance covers workers who were hurt on the job and have incurred certain losses, such as medical bills and lost income.

In Illinois, workers’ compensation is designed to cover:

  • Payment for medical care that is required to cure or relieve the injury
  • Temporary, partial, or total disability benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation costs
  • Death benefits

Although the coverage exists, it can be challenging to follow the filing procedures for workers’ comp, and sometimes claims are denied. This is why it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who can help ensure that the process is handled correctly and that you get the compensation you are owed.

A second option for pursuing compensation after a work-related injury involves filing a lawsuit against a third-party. Sometimes workplace accidents and injuries result from someone else’s negligence. For example, if a manufacturer produces defective equipment that you were using at work, and it led to you being injured, you can file a lawsuit against that entity.

An Experienced Team You Can Trust

Contact Us Today for a Free Case Evaluation

Regardless of what type of work-related injuries you are suffering from, our Geneva workers' compensation attorney wants to work with you and your family to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Reach out today for a free consultation. During this time, we can hear your story and develop a plan of action that can help you get a favorable outcome.

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