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Work Related Injuries Attorney Chicago, IL

If you have suffered an injury while at work, you are most likely eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.  Although most employees are eligible to get these benefits, the process can be incredibly complex and it can be challenging to get the benefits you deserve without the legal expertise of a workers’ compensation attorney.  Kanuru Law Group has proficient workers’ compensation attorneys who will make sure the employer and the insurance company does not try to deny or refuse your claim and withhold benefits that you are entitled to.

When you have suffered a serious injury or illness at work, one of the last things you need to do is be worrying about getting your benefits.  Your priority should be on getting the necessary medical treatment that will make you well again.  If you suffer a workplace injury, it can have an incredible impact on both you and your family.  There are so many things that you are likely to be worried about, including your health, job, financial situation and the obligations you have to your family.  Our compassionate and knowledgeable workers’ comp attorneys will guide you through the process and will be there for you every step of the way until you get the benefits you deserve.

Work Injuries that are covered by Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health collects data from employers all throughout the state in order to examine the types of injures that employees suffer from every year.  They also examine how severe the injuries are and in what industry the accidents took place.  The range of injuries that employees suffer from range from mild to fatal, and the most common types of workplace injuries include:

  • Amputations
  • Bruises
  • Chemical & electrical burns
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Traumatic brain injuries

There are also workers who suffered trauma to all areas in their body.  It has been found that the industries in Illinois that have the highest percentage of employee injuries are construction, transportation, agriculture and warehousing.

Another industry that has a surprising amount of injuries are jobs that are in an office setting where employees can suffer from repetitive stress injuries or can suffer from injuries if they are handling toxic chemicals.  If an employee suffers a fatal injury, their family is eligible to recover financial compensation under the Illinois workers compensation laws.

Types of Workers Compensation Benefits

There are several different types of workers compensation benefits that workers have available to them if they have suffered a workplace injury in Illinois.  Depending on the severity and nature of their injury, workers compensation benefits will cover the employee’s medical benefits, wages and vocational retraining needs.

In Illinois, the different types of benefits available to injuries workers include:

  • Death benefits
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost limbs
  • Medical benefits
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
  • Vocational retraining

There are many instances in which an employee is able to temporarily receive a portion of their wages until they get better and will have 100% of their medical expenses covered for any necessary treatment related to their workplace injury and they will also have retraining benefits if they are no longer able to perform the tasks associated with their previous job.

If the employee is no longer able to return to work because of the severity of their injuries, Permanent Partial Disability benefits will ensure that the injured worker is able to get a portion of their wages on a permanent basis.  The amount and duration of the benefits will be dependent on how successful the employee is at showing what their injuries are and what the financial obligations are to treat those injuries.

In order to ensure that you receive your full benefits, contact Kanuru Law Group’s workers compensation attorneys to get started on your claim.  Our qualified attorneys will obtain and review the records that relate to your job and will examine all aspects of your case, including your wages, the type of injury you sustained and the medical costs and recovery time of your injury.  We will be your fierce advocates to get you your full benefits that you are entitled to.

Your employer is required by law to pay for your workplace injuries.  The three main benefits that employees are entitled to if you suffer a workplace injury are:

  • Medical Benefits: All medical treatment that you need in order to make a full recovery or reach Maximum Medical Improvement
  • Temporary Total Disability Benefits: If you have lost time from work, you are entitled to receive weekly payments until you are able to return to work.  This payment amount is 2/3 of your average weekly earnings and is subject to certain limits
  • Permanent Disability, Disfigurement and Death Benefits: There are some injured workers who are eligible for additional benefits if their injury or illness has resulted in permanent disability, disfigurement or scarring.  If the injury or illness resulted in the death of the employee, certain family members may be eligible for benefits

Third-Party Injury Claims

If you suffered a workplace injury, you may not have enough compensation through workers comp in order to meet your long-term medical and financial obligations.  There are situations in which there was a negligent third party who contributed to your injuries, and if so, you may be able to seek additional compensation.

Kanuru Law Group’s work injury attorneys can examine your case and will establish if there was a negligent third party involved with your injury.  Examples of a third party can be a negligent property owner, contractor or sub-contractor.  There are certain damages that workers compensation will not cover, but you may be able to recover these damages through a personal injury claim.

Our attorneys will investigate your case and will find if there were any negligent third parties and we will aggressively fight to hold them responsible for their share of your lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation expenses and any other expenses that resulted from your workplace accident.

Construction Accidents

One of the most dangerous professions is the construction industry, and workplace accidents are incredibly common in this very dangerous profession.  Every year, there are thousands of construction workers and laborers who suffer from serious injuries or death because of a workplace accident.  There is incredibly dangerous equipment and jobsites for these workers, and the following types of accidents commonly occur:

  • Building collapses
  • Crane accidents
  • Cranes, conveyors, tractors, forklifts, hoists accidents
  • Defective machinery
  • Defective or collapsing scaffolds
  • Electrocution
  • Elevator shaft accidents
  • Explosions
  • Ladder accidents
  • Negligent use of machinery
  • Roof accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slip and falls

There are many construction workplace injuries that can completely change your life and you may need to have extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.  This can lead to financial devastation for your family.  Kanuru Law Group is here to ensure that you do not have to suffer financially because of your workplace injuries.  We will help you recovery the compensation that you are entitled to.

Contact Chicago’s Workers Compensation Lawyer

For more information on your workers compensation case, contact Kanuru Law Group today. Our top workers comp lawyers are ready to speak with you, so please give us a call for a free consultation. We understand how to approach these accident cases and are ready to protect your rights and recover compensation for you.