How to File a Work Injury Case or Workers’ Comp Claim
Sustaining an injury on the job can be very expensive. There are doctor’s fees, emergency room fees, lab fees, and hospital room fees — it sometimes seems that there is no end to the medical expenses for which you are responsible. Even if you have full coverage from a major medical insurer, you may be unable to pay all your medical bills.
In the majority of cases, an injury suffered on the job results in the physical impairment of the injured party so that they are unable to continue to work. Even a temporary or partial inability to work can be financially devastating, as lost wages and mounting medical bills can quickly put you in debt while you are recovering from your injuries.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you need a personal injury attorney who is experienced in worker’s compensation cases.
At Franks & Rechenberg, P.C., we have successfully handled dozens of worker’s comp cases. If you are unable to work, even partially or temporarily, you may be entitled to payments to make up for some of your lost wages.
We handle work comp cases involving injuries such as:
- Rotator cuff tear
- Torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
- Torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)
- Torn meniscus
- Back injury, e.g. bulging disk or herniated disc
- Neck injury
- Knee / hip replacement
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hearing loss
- Heart attack / stroke
- Lateral epicondylitis
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar nerve transposition
- RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
- Wrongful Death
Remember, the insurance companies have full-time attorneys who will try to deny your worker’s comp claim. The tactics of the insurance company and the complexities of Illinois law may make it very difficult for you to pursue your claim on your own, but an attorney experienced in worker’s comp can navigate the maze of complexity for you and get you the compensation you deserve in Illinois workers comp cases. If you live in the Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, or Algonquin area, and have a worker’s comp claim, please give us a call today.
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