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Bloomington, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney

Lawyers Helping Employees With On-the-Job Injury Claims in McLean County and Surrounding Areas

In Illinois, employers are required by law to provide workers' compensation benefits to employees who suffer an injury or illness in the course of their work, regardless of who is at fault. These benefits can provide much needed financial relief for medical expenses and lost wages, but unfortunately, it is not always easy to get your workers' compensation claim approved. If you are struggling with your employer or their insurance provider, you need an experienced attorney at Kanoski Bresney to help you pursue your claim and get the full compensation you deserve.

Types of Injuries

Workers' compensation benefits can cover expenses related to a wide range of work-related injuries, including arm and shoulder injuries, knee injuries, back injuries, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries that can result in permanent disability. They can also provide relief for repetitive stress injuries and occupational diseases that develop over time as a result of the job you perform, as well as pre-existing injuries that are aggravated during the course of your work.

Factory Injuries

Factories can be a dangerous environment for employees due to the proximity to heavy machinery and the potential for exposure to hazardous substances. We can help you file a claim for workers' compensation for any injuries you suffer at your factory job.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Sometimes, work-related injuries develop over time rather than happening all at once. Office employees may develop carpal tunnel syndrome after long periods of working at a desk, and employees who perform manual labor may suffer from knee or back strain due to repetitive heavy lifting.

Occupational Diseases

Employees who come in contact with hazardous substances may develop occupational diseases after many months or years of exposure. One common occupational illness is mesothelioma, which can be caused by exposure to the asbestos found in many building and construction materials.

Vehicle Accidents

Many occupations, including truck, bus, and delivery drivers, require employees to be on the road as a major component of their work responsibilities, which puts them at risk of injury in a car accident. We can help you obtain workers' compensation benefits anytime you are injured while driving for work.

Third-Party Claims

Although a workers' compensation claim does not require you to demonstrate another party's negligence, it may be possible to pursue additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit if a third party, meaning someone other than your employer, was responsible for your injuries. This may be the case if you were in a car crash with a negligent driver, or if a defective product or unsafe premises contributed to your accident. We can help you investigate the circumstances of your accident to identify any at-fault parties and hold them accountable.

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    - David

  • After a work related injury I was dealing with resistance from an insurance company. I felt lost in a world I knew nothing about the legal world. Kanoski Bresney helped guide me to make the best decision for myself. I am incredibly grateful.

    - Mariah Johnson

  • Todd handled my case and I thank God for him. He was more than dedicated at getting me the settlement I deserved. He has a good heart and did more than he had to to make sure I was taken care of. Thank you so much

    - Lamillia Hightower

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a time limit for filing a personal injury claim?

In Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years in most cases. This means that person must file a claim within two years after an accident or within two years after they first knew about an injury. In some cases involving government liability, the statute of limitations is one year.

What is my personal injury claim worth?

The value of a personal injury will be based on a number of factors, including the age and health of the victim, the extent and severity of their injuries, disabilities that have affected the victim's ability to earn an income, the physical and emotional pain and suffering of a victim and their family, and whether an injury occurred because of someone's gross negligence.

Can I receive compensation if I was partially at fault for an injury?

Under the comparative negligence laws in IL, you can pursue compensation as long as you were 50% at fault for your injury or less. If it is determined that you were partially at fault, the compensation you can receive will be reduced by the percentage that you were at fault. If you were 25% at fault, you will receive 75% of the total amount of your damages.

What are my options if I was in a car accident with an uninsured driver?

If an at-fault driver was uninsured, or if their insurance policy will not fully cover your damages, your own insurance policy may provide uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Our attorneys can help you negotiate a settlement with your insurance company and determine whether you have other options for receiving compensation in an accident.

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