When one suffers an injury while they are on the job in Illinois, they generally must rely on workers' compensation to cover medical expenses and recuperate wages lost due to the injury. Unfortunately, the workers' comp system is not always all that easy to navigate, nor is the workers' compensation system always looking out for one's best interests.
Remember, when one files a claim for workers' compensation benefits, they are filing an insurance claim. Workers' compensation is insurance that Illinois employers must purchase. The reason workers' comp is required is to ensure that a worker who is injured on the job will receive medical care and will not suffer financially from being injured at work. The benefit to employers is that their liability for workplace injuries is considerably reduced.
While this is all well and good in theory, the reality is that a workers' compensation carrier will do what it can to maintain its bottom line. The carrier may limit or deny coverage for medical expenses or rehabilitation costs, fail to acknowledge how severely one was injured or encourage to return to work before they are medically able. Workers' compensation carriers have attorneys who fight for them.
John Lesaganich, P.C., Attorney at Law, has three decades of experience standing up for the rights of workers who were injured on the job in Illinois. With our experience, we understand the intricacies of the workers' comp system and can assist in making sure one gets the medical care and financial compensation to which one is entitled. Visit the dedicated workers' compensation benefits page on our firm's website to learn how we can help.