Workers' Compensation Attorney for Joliet, OakBrook, Cicero, Chicago & Chicago Suburbs
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Experienced Workmen’s Compensation Attorney Timothy Henderson will help explain your rights under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law and he will provide the representation you need in order to receive your full benefits under the law. Worker’s compensation is a “no-fault system of benefits” paid to workers who “experience work-related injuries or diseases.”
Success is no accident and Attorney Timothy Henderson’s success in fighting for his clients to ensure they receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled comes from his dedication, hard work and commitment. Call (312) 444-9400 for a free consultation.
IMPORTANT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION STEPS TO FOLLOW
There are several “first steps” when filing through workers’ compensation in the state of Illinois:
It is important to report your injury as soon as possible. You will need to document when and how the injury occurred. Be sure that you report the incident to your supervisor or boss. In Illinois you are given 45 days in which to report your accident or injury.
Consult a physician so that you will have medical documentation of the injury
You must file an “Application for Adjustment of Claim” form with the Illinois Industrial Commission.
You may be contacted by your employer’s Workmen’s Compensation insurance company asking for additional information. You do not have to give them a statement in order to receive benefits AND it is important that your employer’s insurance carrier is not representing you in the action. They are representing your employer and your employer’s interests.
Contact a Workmen’s Compensation Attorney to make sure your rights and benefits are preserved.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the U.S. Department of Labor publishes statistics annually showing workplace injuries and fatalities nationally and state specific. The BLS considers an injury workplace related if exposure in the work environment caused or contributed to the “injury” or “significantly aggravated” a preexisting condition.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has published reports showing 2017 workplace injuries and fatalities:
Nearly 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries/illnesses in private industry nationwide down from 3.0 million in 2012
Nationwide fatal work injuries were 5147
Fatal Work injuries in Illinois – 163
ILLINOIS WORKPLACE INJURIES
Of the 163 Illinois work place fatalities in 2017, 61 involved transportation incidents and 27 deaths were a result of falls, slips and trips. Contact with objects or equipment was the third most frequent cause of fatalities with 23 and exposure to harmful substances or environments resulted in 22 deaths.
When compared nationally to the 2017 workplace fatality categories, Illinois experienced slightly fewer fatality incidents in the transportation while reporting slightly more fatalities in the exposure to harmful substances or environments category. According to the BLS Private transportation and warehousing industry had the highest number of fatalities up 7 from 2016. Fatalities in the construction industry was down slightly from 2016.
WORKPLACE INJURIES ARE NOT UNUSUAL
As you can see from the above statistics, workplace injuries are, unfortunately, very common. If you have been injured as a result of a workplace event? This injury could be a sudden traumatic event or it may have been caused by a repetitive motion over a number of years. Whatever the cause, if your injury has occurred as a result of exposure in the work environment or the workplace environment contributed to the “injury” or “significantly aggravated” a pre-existing condition, you need to consult a Workers’ Compensation Attorney.
If you were injured in an automobile accident while performing duties that were work related, if you suffered an injury as a result of a fall at work, if, after years of performing the same work activity using the same motions, you suffer a repetitive motion injury – consult Attorney Timothy Henderson, an experienced workmen’s compensation attorney.
A workplace related injury should entitle the injured party to coverage under Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation Law. An attorney who specializes in Worker’s Compensation can help ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Workers’ Comp Attorney Timothy Henderson will work hard to make sure you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled. He will make sure that your rights are protected and he will guide you through the process step-by-step.
RESOURCES FOR ILLINOIS’ WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND WORKPLACE INJURIES
Additional helpful links and information for Illinois Workers’ Compensation: