How Does The Workers’ Compensation Process Work?

If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This will help you pay for the necessary medical care and rehabilitation costs. It can also partially cover lost wages if you are forced to miss work. Gordon & Centracchio LLC can help you understand the legal process and fight for your rights. Over the last 20 years, we have helped clients throughout Illinois and the surrounding states. We have represented workers from all industries and understand what you are going through. Let us advocate for you during this difficult time.

What Do You Need To Know?

Most business owners are required by law to purchase workers’ compensation coverage. If you’ve had an accident at work, report your injury as soon as possible. Typically, you have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim. However, prompt action can help us quickly secure the compensation you need. You will also need to seek medical assistance immediately after your work injury. Obtaining proper documentation from your doctor is extremely important, as it will document the injuries you sustained as well as the severity.

Your company should provide you with the appropriate forms, and our attorneys can help you fill them out should you need assistance. You’ll then file the claim with the employer’s insurance company. Once the insurance provider approves your claim, you will start to receive workers’ compensation benefits. With the help of your doctor, you can come up with a timeline as to when you will be healthy enough to get back to work.

Workers’ compensation benefits are not tied to fault. It does not matter whether your actions contributed to the injury, or whether another party was involved. If you were injured on the job, you should speak with a skilled workers’ compensation attorney who can evaluate your situation and help you pursue benefits.

What If My Claim Is Denied?

If your claim is denied, you have not hit the end of the road. Even with a denial, there is still a good chance that you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, and we can help you navigate the appeals process. Our lawyers must prove that your injury occurred while performing your job and is not a preexisting condition. We also have to show when and where the accident happened. Your doctor can also help by providing supporting documentation.

Let Us Help You Secure Compensation

No matter where you’re at in the legal process, talking to a knowledgeable attorney is imperative. We treat each client like family. Together, we can find the best possible solution. Contact our office in Chicago today at 312-332-2490 or fill out our contact form.