According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2014 alone. Some occupations, such as office and desk jobs, may not appear to be the likely cause of an injury. But because most people spend so many of their waking hours on the job, workplace injuries are likely to occur in every line of work. You or someone you love may be suffering from an injury that is work-related. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys will make sure your get the financial relief you need.
Types of Accidents and Injuries
Some types of workplace injuries occur from a single accident, such as a slip and fall or an equipment failure. Other work-related injuries can develop gradually over time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or osteoarthritis. These kinds of injuries, which usually result from repetitive physical tasks performed over a period of months or years, are called “repetitive trauma” injuries. Our experienced work injury attorneys have decades in combined experience with both types of work-related conditions in the Chicago area, and will fight to make sure you receive complete financial relief for your injury. This includes worker’s compensation for medical bills, future medical treatment, past and future lost wages, and pain and suffering. In addition to these types of injuries, we have a great deal of experience handling the following types workplace accidents:
- Construction accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Workers compensation claims
Personal Injury and Workers Compensation
In some circumstances, an injured worker may be able to file a civil lawsuit, and apply for worker’s compensation, because of the same workplace injury. This might be the case if an employee was injured in the workplace, and the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party (someone other than the employer, such as an entity contracting with the employer to provide maintenance or construction services). In such cases, our experienced and knowledgeable Chicago injury attorneys can maximize your recovery by bringing suit against the negligent third party, while also providing you with full worker’s compensation recovery from your employer. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys and Chicago worker’s compensation attorneys are aware of the harmful and ongoing effects a workplace injury can have on injured workers and the families that depend on them. Call today to speak with one of our knowledgeable Chicago personal injury lawyers to protect your rights.
How can a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Help?
Many workplace injuries may seem minor at first, but can become serious if left untreated, and can become aggravated if no workplace adjustments are made to increase safety or eliminate the risk of further harm. Because there are time limitations in Illinois for filing personal injury lawsuits and worker’s compensation claims, we strongly encourage a free consultation with one of our Chicago personal injury attorneys as soon as possible after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured at work, you need the help of an experienced Chicago worker’s compensation lawyer. Call our office at 312-853-0050 to learn how we can help you. Or contact one of our personal injury attorneys online. With several decades of combined experience in successful workers compensation and personal injury claims in the greater Chicago area, our Chicago personal injury lawyers have the experience and knowledge to get you the relief you need.