Workers Compensation in Illinois
Skilled attorneys protecting Chicago workers
When you become injured or ill while you are at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. This is true even if the injury or illness occurred outside of your normal job functions. You are entitled to workers compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence. In fact, even if the injury was your fault, you may still be eligible to compensation.
The experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Raymond L. Asher,Ltd help workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. Our attorneys help workers obtain coverage for their workers compensation claims, including:
- Compensation for permanent disability
- Dependants’ recovery for worker’s death
- Lost wages or salary
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Retraining costs
Waiving workers’ compensation
Accepting workers compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a workers compensation claim cannot. Our attorneys are skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workers compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and if you should also pursue a negligent third party.
Appealing workers’ compensation decisions
If your workers compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. We can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the Illinois workers compensation board.
Contact experienced workers’ compensation attorneys
From our Chicago, Illinois office, The Law Office of Raymond L. Asher,Ltd helps workers throughout Illinois file workers compensation claims and appeal workers compensation denials. To schedule a consultation with our dedicated workers compensation attorneys, call us at 312-322-0001 or contact us online.