All Types of Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Comp
Illinois workers’ compensation law is designed to cover any work-related injury or illness, regardless of whether you or the employer is at fault. You may have fallen in a scaffolding accident on a construction site, been involved in a car accident on a way to deliver a sales pitch or hurt your back picking up a box at the office. What matters is that your accident and injuries happened during the course and scope of your job.
No matter what your injuries are, you can rely on the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid for your workers’ compensation claim. Our lawyers assist workers throughout Illinois with workers’ compensation and third-party injury claims that arise from workplace injuries. Call 630-848-9294 or contact us online for more information.
Helping Workers With Injuries From Accidents and Repetitive Trauma
While any worker covered by workers’ compensation in Illinois can obtain benefits for work-related injuries, our attorneys have found that some jobs are more likely to see serious injuries than others. We represent workers injured on construction sites, at shipping facilities and warehouses, in factories and on assembly lines, and in many other work environments.
Employees often seek workers’ compensation benefits for:
- Back injuries, including herniated disks
- Shoulder injuries, including torn rotator cuffs, fractures, impingements and labral tears
- Knee injuries, including injuries from traumatic accidents and from long-term, repetitive trauma
- Heart attacks, if their cause is work-related
- Carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive work, especially on assembly lines
In some cases, employers or their workers’ comp insurers claim that an injury is not work-related to reduce or avoid paying benefits. For example, an employer may argue that a herniated disk is really from normal degenerative causes or some other reason than the employee’s work. Even if you have a preexisting condition, you may be eligible for benefits if you can prove that your work made the condition worse.
Proving Your Injury Is Work-Related
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, our attorneys can help you prove that your injury is work-related and obtain the benefits you deserve. With more than 20 years of experience representing clients with serious injuries, we can guide you at each step of the workers’ compensation process. In some injury cases, we will also assess the potential for third-party liability claims. These claims, which are personal injury suits against a party other than your employer that contributed to your injury, often yield more than a workers’ compensation case would. Call us today at 630-848-9294 or email us about your case.