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Injured at Work? Introduction to Workers' Compensation.

Workers' compensation laws in Illinois are designed to provide certain compensation to an injured worker without having to show that the employer is at fault for an injury.

Illinois worker's compensation law requires the employer to pay for the injured worker's medical bills, pay the worker for the time missed from work due to the injury, and pay the worker for any permanent injury or disability to the worker's injured body part.

Illinois law requires a person who was injured at work to notify the employer within 45 days of injury in order to qualify for workers' compensation benefits. Notice should be given to the employer the same day as the injury or as soon as possible. While notice can be given verbally, notice should be given in writing specifying the date you were injured. The paperwork that actually starts the claim must be filed with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission within 3 years of the date of the injury or the claim will be barred forever.

If your injury is permanent, you may be entitled to a settlement paid to you by the employer's insurance carrier. Even though you may have a strong relationship with your employer, it is ultimately the employer's insurance company who will be paying your benefits. It would be illegal for your employer to fire you or discriminate against you for starting a worker's compensation claim. Therefore, you should consult with an experienced worker's compensation attorney immediately to evaluate your case and either obtain a fair settlement or go to trial.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid are committed to representing people who have been injured at work. Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid handles workers' compensation cases in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendall Counties and all throughout the Chicagoland area.

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    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

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    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.



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