Filing a Claim for Back Injuries in the Workplace
Although the workers’ comp system frightens many individuals due to a lack of information regarding how the process works, you can more easily navigate the process with the help of reliable attorneys. Illinois allows you to file a claim with either your lawyer or the state.
If you want to seek compensation from your employer, you will be required to provide them with a written description of what happened within 45 days of the accident, though this can be extended if the injury didn’t appear immediately following the incident. The employer can either choose to accept or reject the claim but will be required to give you a written description of the rule regardless. If the employer accepts the claim, they will be responsible for paying benefits and access to health care. On the other hand, if they deny the claim, you will need to appeal to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC). The IWCC will be able to investigate further.
Workers also have the ability to file a claim directly with the IWCC if they believe that their employer is likely to deny the claim. In these cases, you will also need to provide a written description of the incident within a specific window of time. The amount of information required in the description will depend on the details of the incident.
Work with Experienced and Dependable Back Injury Workers’ Comp Attorneys
If you’re injured in the workplace, there are several questions you’re probably asking, including:
- When can I go back to work?
- How will I be able to support myself and my family?
- How much compensation will I be able to recover through a workers’ compensation claim?
- When will I get paid to cover medical expenses
If you experience a back injury or another work-related injury or illness, you may be able to receive benefits to help you get the treatment you need for a full and successful recovery. Workers’ compensation can help pay for a variety of bills pertaining to your injury, including:
- Doctor visits
- Hospital stays
- Transportation to and from doctors’ appointments
- Medical equipment
At Vasilatos Injury Law, we can help answer these questions. Our experienced attorneys regularly provide representation for clients who have suffered from back injuries in the workplace along with many other kinds of injuries resulting from work-related accidents. We understand how detrimental an injury can be, leading to not only lost wages but a potentially permanent change to your life. This is why we work to help you get your life back on track with the help of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys.
Get What You Need with a Dedicated Back Injury Workers’ Comp Firm
When you work with the professional team at Vasilatos Injury Law, we will file your back injury workers’ comp claim and provide representation in any negotiations. We will also stand with you in court if needed. Our attorneys understand how crucial it is to work on every aspect of your life that your injury has impacted.
We’ll provide an accurate assessment of how your injury has affected your life from health and finances to employment. We’ll then work with you to pursue the benefits you need. We can work with you to make sure you receive a fair settlement and that you are offered a sufficient amount of compensation to cover lost wages resulting from lost work along with required treatment.
Here at Vasilatos Injury Law, our back injury workers’ comp attorneys will give you individual attention. We have many years of collective experience working with hundreds of workers’ comp clients to recover compensation.