Why A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Makes Sense
If you have been injured in work-related accident or you suffer from an occupational illness, you may find yourself suddenly faced with a number of questions such as:
- My employer’s insurance company wants me to see a doctor they chose rather than my own physician. Do I have to?
- Is there a time limit for me to submit my workers’ compensation claim?
- What can I do if my employer’s insurance company says my injury was due to a pre-existing condition and denies my claim?
- My employer says I must return to work and perform those duties that I can handle while my injuries heal. Is this true?
- I have returned to work after being injured, but I still need to see a doctor and receive treatment a couple of times per week. Can I take paid time off from work to do this?
- My employer’s insurance company has offered me a lump-sum settlement. How can I determine if it is fair?
Give Yourself A Fighting Chance
You can try to research the answers to these questions and a host of others that inevitably come up once you file a workers’ compensation claim. But the truth is your employer’s insurance company has lawyers who tackle these issues every day. They know the fine points of Illinois workers’ compensation statutes, and they will aim to make them work in your employer’s favor.
In this instance, what you don’t know can truly hurt you. At The Law Offices of James H. Miller Jr., I level the playing field for injured workers by providing knowledgeable and assertive legal representation in workers’ compensation matters. I provide highly personalized legal guidance and help my clients maximize the amount of benefits they recover.
When Does Hiring A Lawyer Make Sense?
If you suffered a relatively minor injury that will only keep you out of work for a month or less, and if your employer is cooperating with your claim to recover benefits, you may not need to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. However, if your injury was more serious, if your claim has been denied or if your benefits have been terminated before you feel able to return to work, consulting with a workers’ compensation attorney is a wise decision.
I can help you receive the medical treatment you need, keep you from making serious mistakes that could jeopardize your claim or advocate on your behalf in the appeals process. By law, my attorney fee is capped at 20 percent of the disputed benefits I recover for you. You do not pay me anything if I do not recover benefits for you. In many cases, I am able to put more money in my clients’ pockets than they would have recovered on their own, even after my fee is paid.
The Consultation Is On Me
Call for a free telephone consultation or use my online contact form to schedule a meeting. I represent injured workers throughout Greater Chicago.