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Peoria, IL Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Lawyers For Work-Related Injuries, Diseases, and Disability Claims Throughout Peoria County

If you have been injured on the job, it is important that you understand your options for financial relief, especially if you are facing high medical expenses and temporary or permanent disabilities that delay your return to work. Illinois workers' compensation laws require your employer to provide for you under these circumstances, but the process of filing a claim is not always easy. However, with the help of the experienced attorneys at Kanoski Bresney, you can be sure to do everything correctly on your part and hold your employer accountable to the same standard.

Types of Injuries

The nature of your job and work environment may make you more susceptible to certain injuries. Employees who perform physical labor can suffer from back, shoulder, and knee injuries, while desk employees may develop conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. In more serious cases involving workplace accidents, you may be at risk of traumatic injuries to your limbs, brain, or spinal cord that can have a long-term impact on the rest of your life.

Factory Injuries

Employees who work in factories can not only suffer injuries in the course of their regular physical tasks, but are also at risk of catastrophic injuries due to working in close proximity to heavy machinery and power tools, and sometimes hazardous materials and substances.

Vehicle Accidents

Employees who drive for work are susceptible to injuries from car accidents while on the road. This is especially true for truck, bus, cab, and delivery drivers, but it can also apply to employees who travel to different work sites or who occasionally run errands for their employer.

Occupational Diseases

Healthcare employees may come into contact with infectious diseases in the course of fulfilling their job duties, while employees in other industries may develop other health conditions related to their work. For example, many building and construction employees suffer from mesothelioma due to long-term exposure to asbestos.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Workers' compensation is not just for injuries that happen all at once. If you can demonstrate that you developed a repetitive stress injury over many months or years of work, like tendonitis, bursitis, and other similar conditions, you may also have a claim for compensation.

Third-Party Claims

While workers' compensation insurance protects employers from liability claims in most cases, it does not protect third parties who contribute to a work-related accident. If you suffered an on-the-job injury due to the actions of a party such as a negligent driver, a manufacturer of a defective product, or a fellow employee, you may have a case against this third party. A third-party lawsuit opens the door to greater compensation overall, as you can pursue pain and suffering damages that are not available through workers' compensation.

  • I contacted Kanoski Bresney. I met with Todd and one of his associates. We talked for a better part of an hour. He took my case, and from that moment on, I was up to date on everything. He did more in two weeks than that other attorney did in three years.

    - 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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