Quincy Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Workers are injured on the job every day. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries among full-time employees in 2017 alone.
If you have suffered a work-related accident or illness in Illinois, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact Kanoski Bresney as soon as possible. Our Quincy workers compensation attorneys are dedicated advocates for injured workers.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- We are the largest personal injury law firm in Central Illinois, with a dozen attorneys and more than two dozen staff to handle your workers’ compensation claim.
- We have a long and successful track record, recovering more than $400 million for our clients.
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we recover compensation for you.
Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney
If you are covered under workers’ compensation insurance, receiving benefits for an on-the-job injury or illness should be simple and easy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many injured workers experience frustration and confusion in attempting to get a claim approved. In addition, the amount of benefits they receive often falls short of what it should be. Our experienced Quincy workers’ compensation lawyers can protect your rights, help you navigate the systems, and aggressively pursue the full benefits you are entitled to receive.
Work-Related Injury Statistics
BLS reports for 2017:
- The workplace injury and illness rate was 2.8 per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers.
- Nonfatal injuries and illnesses dropped by 45,800 from the previous year.
- 882,730 occupational illnesses and injuries resulted in days away from work (DAFW).
- The incidence rate for DAFW cases in private industry was 89.4 cases per 10,000 FTE workers.
- There were 136,510 DAFW cases of FTE workers who were struck by objects or equipment.
- Metal and plastic workers, material moving workers, and assemblers and fabricators accounted for 67% of DAFW cases in manufacturing.
- Musculoskeletal disorders accounted for 34% of DAFW in manufacturing.
- 37,380 workers in administrative and support services had days away from work because of workplace injuries or illnesses in 2017, with an incidence rate of 78 cases per 10,000 FTE workers.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses are entitled to certain benefits under the workers’ compensation system. These benefits include:
- Medical expenses: All medical costs associated with the workplace injury or illness should be covered 100%.
- Temporary total disability: These benefits are designed to partially reimburse employees for lost wages while they are recovering from a work-related injury.
- Permanent total disability: Workers who suffer permanently disabling injuries are entitled to long-term benefits.
- Wage-loss differential: This helps cover the difference in wages for employees who are partially disabled from a work-related accident or illness and forced to work in a lower-paying position.
- Vocational rehabilitation: Training in a new occupation should be provided for workers who are no longer able to do their previous job because of work-related injuries.
- Survivor benefits: These benefits provide compensation for dependent family members of workers killed on the job.
Get in Touch with Our Firm Today
If you have suffered serious on-the-job injuries, you and your family will need the full benefits workers’ compensation is designed to provide. Call Kanoski Bresney in Quincy, Illinois for experienced legal assistance with your workers’ compensation claim.