Helping You Get The Workers’ Compensation You Need
If you are hurt on the job, you may be protected and able to gain compensation. This option, workers’ compensation, can help you recover from your injury. However, many workers do not fully understand what workers’ compensation is or how it works.
At Gordon & Centracchio LLC, we help our clients across the Midwest review their options after a work accident or job-related medical condition. Workers’ compensation can be confusing, but we will work one-on-one with you to explain how to pursue benefits. We will help you file your claim and navigate any related issues. Ask us your questions to get clear answers.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Workers’ compensation can vary depending on your injuries and the circumstances. Potential benefits include compensation for.
- Lost wages
- Eligible medical expenses
- Disability benefits, ranging from temporary partial disability to permanent total disability
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death and funeral expenses in fatal work accidents
Submitting your claim does not always mean that you will be given the right amount of compensation – or even that they will accept your claim at all. Our attorneys can work with you throughout the process to make sure each step is carefully completed. We support truck drivers, fast food workers, construction workers, factory workers and employees across many other industries.
How Employers View Workers’ Compensation Claims
Some workers are afraid to file their claim because they are worried about their employer’s reaction. Fortunately, the workers’ compensation system protects you from penalties.
Employers carry insurance for work injuries and accidents. Although you must report work injuries to your employer, the insurance company oversees your claim. Your employer does not pay for your claim out-of-pocket; they pay a set monthly fee to the insurer regardless of whether an employee files a claim.
Therefore, filing a claim is not the same as suing your employer or reporting them for work hazards. If you have concerns about your job, we can help. Gordon & Centracchio LLC will stand up for your rights and protect you from unfair treatment.
Do You Have A Third-Party Claim?
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to injured employees regardless of who or what caused the injury. However, you may also be able to file for additional benefits if the negligence of an individual, company or manufacturer contributed to your injury. Unlike workers’ compensation, a third-party claim is based on fault. The amount of compensation you can receive is directly tied to the degree of fault you and the other contributing party had in your injury.
In many cases, we can secure both workers’ compensation and third-party claim benefits for our clients. This can be essential for protecting your financial security and health long-term. During our initial consultation, we will discuss your accident and use our extensive third party litigation experience to determine whether you may be able to file a third-party claim.
Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Complex
If you have a valid claim, you need to be cautious about your medical care, documentation and even social media use. Several mistakes could jeopardize your claim. Our lawyers are ready to give you advice. Call our Chicago, Illinois office at 312-332-2490 or email us to schedule a consultation.