Workers’ Comp, Personal Injury, Commercial Real Estate & Residential Real Estate, Auto Accidents & Moving Violations, Wills, Power of Attorney, Pre-nups, Collection, Legal Documents
Workmen’s Compensation in Illinois Covers Many Type of Work Related Injuries
The Henderson Law Firm has extensive experience with worker’s compensation in Illinois and can help provide the answers you must have…
- Repetitive Use Trauma (e.g. Carpal Tunnel, Tendinitis, Disk Compression, back pain…)
- Occupational Illness or Disease
- Aggravation of a Pre-existing Condition
- Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) Caused by a Workplace Event
- Hearing loss suffered due to a noisy work environment
- Work related injuries that aggravate a pre-existing condition
- Any Injury Caused in Whole or in Part by an Employee’s Job (regardless of fault)
Who is Covered Under Illinois Workmen’s Comp
In fact, any injury sustained while performing a work activity should be covered under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (See the Illinois Handbook on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases).
Under this act, a worker has certain rights and certain obligations. An injured worker in Illinois has the right to receive reasonable medical care to cure or relieve the effects of the injury. You may also qualify for temporary total disability (TTD) benefits, temporary partial disability, vocational rehabilitation/maintenance benefits, permanent partial disability (PPD), permanent total disability (PTD), or, in case of a worker’s death, death benefits for surviving family members. I can help you navigate through the specific obligations a worker has so you can receive the full benefits you need and deserve.
Employers with one employee are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Any employee whose employment results in injury within Illinois is covered by Illinois’ Workmen’s Compensation Act even if the company is not located within Illinois. If your employer does not have the proper workers’ compensation insurance, you may still be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits from your employer or from a fund that has been set up for employees from uninsured employers. Consulting a Workmen’s Compensation Attorney is extremely important in this situation.
If you are an employee who has suffered any injury caused in whole or part by your job, you should be covered by Workman’s Compensation but it is very important that you meet Illinois’ deadlines for reporting the injury and filing a workers’ compensation claim. Having an experienced workers’ comp attorney to guide you through the forms and help you meet the deadlines can be very important.
I help people who have been injured due to another’s negligence. I can answer your questions and guide you through the steps you need to take to recover physically and financially…
Slip and Fall
Nursing Home Abuse
Auto, truck or motorcycle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, dog bites, drunk driving accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents…. If you have suffered a personal injury because of another person’s negligence, I can provide the legal assistance you need. Working throughout the Cook County and Chicago-land area, I have experience helping people secure the medical care and financial compensation they deserve and need.
Traffic Ticket – Traffic Violations – Moving Violations
A moving violation in Illinois may result in points on your license, license suspension/revocation and/or a fine.
- Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
- Failure to Obey a Railroad-crossing Signal
- Causing a Crash in a Construction Zone
- Reckless Driving
- Drag Racing or Street Racing
- DUI or Aggravated DUI
- Refusing to Take, or Failing, a Drug or Alcohol Test
The list above provides examples of violations that may result in suspension, revocation or cancellation of your Illinois Driver’s License. The 2019 Illinois Rules of the Road has an even more complete list.
If you simply pay the fine, this counts as a conviction on your record and could easily result in increased insurance premiums and certainly will add to the points against your license. Every person charged with a traffic violation has the right to be represented by an attorney and I can help you achieve the best possible result when you appear in court…speeding tickets, construction zone tickets, seat belt violations, driving with a suspended license, moving violations. A driver’s license has become a necessity in today’s world. I have the experience and dedication needed to achieve the best possible results.
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Buying or selling residential or commercial property can be involved. I can help you navigate the steps you need to take to successfully conclude your real estate transaction.
Zoning and Land Use
Real Estate Contracts
Whatever your legal needs – real estate, personal injury, worker’s compensation, wills, power of attorney, nursing home abuse, dog bites, medical malpractice, premises liability, traffic violations – I can provide the assistance you need.