I Work To Maximize Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits
It’s a fact of life that people get injured doing their job. When they do, they expect their employer to be supportive. In Illinois, almost all employers must cover their employees through some sort of workers’ compensation insurance. But insurance coverage does not always adequately serve injured parties.
Many injured workers who file claims are surprised to initially be denied benefits or provided an insufficient amount of benefits to cover their medical costs and their lost wages. If this has occurred to you or an injured family member, The Law Offices of James H. Miller Jr. can help.
Understanding The Types Of Work Injuries
There are many different types of workplace injuries. While some result from a single workplace accident, others, such as repetitive stress (carpal tunnel syndrome) occur over time as a result of performing taxing job duties or being exposed to harmful chemicals or other substances. Some workers whose job includes driving are injured in car accidents. It can be more challenging to recover full benefits for these occupational injuries, but it is certainly possible.
Committed To Injured Workers’ Cause
After working at two Chicago area law firms, I formed my own firm in 1992, and have been committed to advocating for injured workers throughout Cook County and surrounding counties ever since. If you are wrestling with your employer to recover the benefits you deserve, these are some important facts you should know:
- Your employer, with help from your employer’s insurance provider, is focused on keeping insurance costs down by minimizing workers’ compensation claims.
- Your employer has lawyers watching out for its best interests. You need an attorney who will serve as your advocate in a workers’ compensation dispute.
- In addition to reimbursement for all medical costs to treat your work-related injury, you may be able to recover compensation for lost wages as well as compensation for any permanent disability.
- If your work-related injury prevents you from returning to your job, you may be entitled to benefits from your employer for training for different assignment.
Helping You Make Sense Of The Workers’ Compensation System
You can fight for what’s right in your case without a lawyer, but you should understand that your employer’s insurance provider is armed with attorneys who argue these cases every day. I will help you face that battle with confidence.
After reviewing your case during a free consultation, I will take the time to explain what types of workers’ compensation benefits you qualify for and help you navigate the appeals process. I also will help you make sure you continue to receive medical treatment while your dispute is resolved. Following doctors’ prescribed treatment is essential to keeping your case on track.
I Only Get Paid If You Recover Benefits
I take workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis. You will only pay an attorney fee if I help you recover benefits. Call or use my online contact form for a free telephone consultation or to schedule a meeting.