Willowbrook Workers' Compensation Attorney
Workers' Comp Lawyer Serving DuPage County
Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, if you are injured on the job or become ill because of conditions at your job, you are entitled to a certain level of compensation for your injuries. Your compensation is paid for by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is not always a straightforward process, however. Like most insurance companies, there is often a reluctance to provide full compensation for injuries sustained. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, our attorneys are experienced in handling workers’ compensation claims. We understand how challenging work-related injures can be, and we work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Because the law prohibits employees from suing their employers for injuries sustained on the job, workers’ compensation benefits are often the only recourse an injured employee has to pursue compensation. The level of compensation depends on the circumstances of the injury and the policy, but in general injured employees are entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- A portion of lost wages during recovery
- Permanent disability
- Vocational rehabilitation if you are unable to return to your job
- The loss of a loved one
Workers’ compensation claims must be filed in a timely manner and follow certain procedures. Additionally, disputes with workers’ compensation insurance companies are common. By hiring a knowledgeable attorney to handle your claim, you can ensure that your claim is properly filed and you receive the full compensation you deserve. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, our attorneys know how to move workers’ compensation cases forward and settle these matters swiftly in your favor.
Third-Party Personal Injury Claims
If a party other than your employer (or a co-worker) shares responsibility for your injury on the job, you may be able to file a separate personal injury claim against that party in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. While your medical expenses will likely be covered by workers’ compensation, a third-party personal injury claim can cover additional lost wages and provide compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have been injured while on the job, contact us at 630-920-8855 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We work with clients throughout DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.