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Joliet Workers' Compensation Attorney

Lawyer for Workplace Accidents in Will County

No matter what line of work you are in, there is always some risk of injury. Whether you are a factory worker or an office employee, no line of work comes without some degree of risk. Desk workers can suffer repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Retail workers can slip and fall after a customer spills something or a co-worker forgets to place a wet floor sign. Factory and construction workers are at an even higher risk of injuries due to the heavy machinery they work around on a daily basis. This is why workers' compensation exists. It is meant to be a source of compensation for any employee who is injured in the line of work. However, there can be some challenges in obtaining workers' comp benefits. It can be very helpful to work with a lawyer throughout the claims process.

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is experienced in helping injured employees obtain workers' compensation. Our lawyers have worked with a wide variety of workers who have suffered injuries ranging from sprains to traumatic brain injuries. We are dedicated to helping those who have been hurt on the job. Our goal is to see each client obtain fair and complete compensation so that they can get the care they need and take the time off they need to heal.

What Costs Can Be Covered by Workers' Compensation?

The policy behind workers' compensation is that following an on-the-job injury, workers should not be personally accountable for the cost of their healthcare, nor should they lose income and suffer financial hardship. Workers' comp acts as a sort of insurance for employers. Nearly all injuries that occur on the job can be covered under the workers' compensation program. You may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Healthcare costs - Medical expenses like your initial ER or urgent care visit and any follow-up care you are instructed to get are generally covered under workers' compensation.
  • Lost wages - When you receive workers' compensation, one of the most important benefits is the replacement of a percentage of your lost wages. You should be paid for the entire time you must take off from work.
  • Disability benefits - In some cases, an injured worker may never be able to return to their job. If you are permanently unable to work in any capacity or must take a lower-paid job as a result of your workplace injury, you may be eligible for permanent disability benefits.
  • Survivor benefits - If your loved one lost their life in a workplace accident or due to an illness caused by exposure to hazards in the workplace, you can likely recover funeral expenses and other survivor's benefits through workers' compensation.

Denied Claims and Arbitration Lawyers

If your workers' compensation claim has been denied or you are facing arbitration, your case is not over yet. You have the right to be represented by an attorney during your appeal, and it is highly advisable to have one. Our attorneys are experienced in helping injured workers whose claims have been denied.

Workers' comp claims may be denied for a variety of reasons. We will meticulously review your case and strive to gather all necessary evidence to prove that your injury is job-related or to refute any other reasons for the denial. We will aggressively advocate for you throughout the appeals process.

Contact a Will County Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is committed to helping people who have been hurt at work recover the funds they need through workers' compensation. Our experienced attorneys will do all we can to get you the compensation you need. To begin with a free consultation, please contact us at 815-730-1977. We represent clients throughout Will County from our offices in Joliet and Naperville.

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