Workers' Comp Claims For Occupational Injuries And Illnesses Are Complex

I Build Strong Cases That Stand Up To Tough Scrutiny

Some jobs are inherently dangerous because they are in environments that are more susceptible to the occurrence of injury accidents. Other occupations may not seem dangerous on the surface, but actually are due to exposure to dangerous toxins or chemicals, or required repetitive motion that can take its toll over time.

Occupational injuries and illnesses occur over time rather than resulting from a single accident. They can be just as debilitating or even more so than an accident at a construction site or a serious motor vehicle accident that occurs on the job.

Examples of an occupational injury and diseases include:

  • Asthma
  • Asbestos-related lung disease
  • Cancer
  • Back injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Visual impairment

I Know The Hurdles That Must Be Cleared

Although employers and insurers are aware of the seriousness of occupational injuries, it is often more challenging to recover workers' compensation benefits in these cases than with a claim filed for an injury resulting from a single work-related accident. At The Law Offices of James H. Miller Jr., in Chicago, I advocate aggressively on behalf of workers with occupational injuries to recover the full amount of benefits they deserve.

I have represented injured workers in these cases for more than 25 years. I know the strategies that insurance companies use to deny or underpay workers' comp claims involving occupational injuries.

Your claim may have been denied because your physician did not provide sufficient evidence linking your work conditions to your illness or injury. Sometimes, this is easily resolved by educating your doctor on the risks posed by your work environment. Other times, it requires seeking treatment from another physician and appealing a denied claim through the Illinois workers' compensation appeals process.

Hire An Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer Who Will Fight For You

A denied claim is not the end of the line. If you suffer from an occupational illness or injury and your workers' compensation claim has been denied, call 312-957-4658 or use my online contact form to schedule a meeting. You will only pay an attorney fee if I recover benefits for you.