If you have been in the Illinois workforce for any length of time, you already know that you have a right to be compensated for your injuries. You also know that this compensation comes in the form of workers’ compensation benefits. Like most people, you probably believe that you do not have to do much more than fill out a few forms to make sure you get what you deserve.
As injury attorneys, we want you to know that sometimes this is true and sometimes it is not true. In order for you to make certain your rights and your interests remain intact, we urge injured workers to consider seeking legal aid from an experienced lawyer. There is another reason to seek assistance and it is all about your benefits.
Workers’ compensation insurance ensures that workers receive certain benefits following an injury. These benefits include:
— Medical care for the illness or injury suffered
— Replacement income for lost wages
— Costs of retraining if necessary
— Recompense for any permanent disabilities resulting from the injury
— Survivor benefits for families who lost a loved one
Any number of factors could have an effect on the amount of benefits you receive. These factors include simple mistakes in documentation as well as attempts by insurance adjusters to reduce benefits. Acquiring legal counsel can circumvent these factors, leaving you in the best possible position to recover from your injuries and return to the workforce.
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