Workers’ Compensation

 

Howerton, Dorris, Stone & Lambert Helps Injured Employees Get Back on their Feet

Following a workplace injury, obtaining the necessary funds for recovery is crucial. While most employers treat their employees fairly, some will go to great lengths to misrepresent the severity of the injury or the right of the injured person to receive benefits.

When a person is denied compensation, they are not only left to cover their own medical bills, but they must also deal with a lack of income. At Howerton, Dorris, Stone, & Lambert we believe you deserve better. Our work injury attorneys have helped many clients fight for fair compensation following a workplace injury.

Workers Compensation Laws in Illinois

All businesses in the state of Illinois are required to pay for workers’ compensation insurance. There is also a state-owned fund that can be used to pay out benefits when employers fail to follow through. In order for a worker to claim benefits, there are a few things they must do first.

How long do I have to file a workers comp claim in Illinois?

  • File the claim within 45 days
  • Give details of the accident
  • Note the symptoms the injured person is experiencing
  • Be accurate in reporting

You may want to enlist the expertise of a worker’s compensation attorney if your claim is denied or you are not offered the compensation you believe you deserve. An attorney can help you understand your rights and help ensure your claim is filed properly. Our team can advise you about when to accept an offer following your accident and can help make sure that you get all of the benefits you deserve.

Our Team Helps you Understand Your Rights

The team at HDSL has provided clients with effective legal representation for nearly a century. By knowing what to expect in these proceedings, we can identify the small details that make a difference.

We have helped many clients to:

  • Get benefits paid as soon as possible
  • Obtain coverage for lost wages in addition to medical expenses
  • Stand strong against retaliation in the workplace
  • Reconcile workers’ comp benefits with other insurance coverage
  • Fully recover from an injury

 

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