A job-related injury can result in loss of limbs, senses, strength, and mobility. You cannot resume your duties until you fully heal. However, if your boss refuses to compensate, according to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, you have the right to sue him. Here are just some reasons why you should retain an Illinois workers’ comp attorney for your case.
When you face an adjuster, you may not be fully aware of your rights, and the adjuster knows this. For example, if you are told a back injury does not qualify because you had a pre-existing condition or are sent to independent medical practitioners for ‘checkups,’ you can unknowingly damage your case.
An experienced attorney will make sure your rights are protected and you are treated fairly by the insurance company. They know the language and the information used in the Act like the back of their hand.
Most people hire an attorney when their case gets complicated – and that’s a mistake. This can be anything from their benefits being cut off to a denial of medical needs. These issues can be resolved, but they require complex procedures, which include a hearing at the Workers’ Compensation Commission, which must be backed with medical evidence.
The case must be on file for that to happen – something attorneys can do after they acquire your medical records. If you are cut off from benefits, the process can take quite long to finish, unless you hire a lawyer. That’s because they can resolve issues as they crop up and act quickly in your best interests. Do you really want to take that chance?
However, if you hire an attorney only after you face issues, they will not be in the best position to help you right away. The time to act is now when you need legal aid the most.
This is where the Law Offices of Robert T. Edens can prove invaluable. We have been fighting for the rights of injured employees for close to two decades and have a successful track record to show for it. Hire our Illinois workers comp attorneys to handle your workers’ compensation claim before it is too late. Get in touch with us whether you reside in Libertyville, Waukegan, Woodstock, Chicago, or Antioch, Illinois.
See more on our Illinois Workers’ Compensation FAQs page.