Springfield Workers’ Compensation Attorney
While Illinois workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, some employers still pressure workers not to file claims. Some employers are known to push back, claiming an injury is not work-related.
At Kanoski Bresney, our team of Springfield workers compensation attorneys are devoted to protecting injured workers through settlement negotiations and at arbitration. With office locations in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville, and Springfield, we are ready to serve injured workers throughout central Illinois.
What is a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Injuries occurring on the job are covered by workers’ compensation — regardless of whether the employer was negligent. A workplace injury can involve anything from a construction accident to repetitive stress injuries, back injuries to occupational diseases, but must prove fault at the hands of the employer or third party employer. Our Springfield personal injury lawyers have over 40 years of experience representing clients agains large corporations and third parties. We have recovered millions in workers’ compensation claims and will do the same for you. Contact our workers’ comp lawyers in Springfield, Illinois, today, to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.
What is the Statute of Limitations for my Workers’ Compensation Case?
Do not delay. Illinois has state laws governing the time allowed for filing specific lawsuits. If you miss the deadline for filing your case, you jeopardize your rights and may not be able to file. Discuss your case with an experienced workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible.
What Injuries are Covered by Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation only covers job-related injuries, such as:
- Injury caused by at work accident
- Injury caused by the repetitive use of a body part
- Pre-existing conditions made worse by work
- Heart attack
- Wrongful death
Why Choose Our Workers Compensation Lawyers
Employees often fail to report injuries because they fear employer retaliation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have the experience to ensure that injured workers get medical benefits and lost wages. We work hard to understand the extent of our clients’ injuries and determine whether they are eligible for temporary total disability, permanent total disability, or permanent partial disability.
We have collected more than $100 million for injured workers, proving that we have the skill and knowledge to advise our clients on the following:
- Reimbursement for rehabilitation costs
- Clients feeling pressure to not report injuries or minimize the effects of their injury
- Being required to go to a company nurse instead of the family doctor
- Worry about retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim
The Illinois workers compensation lawyers at Kanoski Bresney are committed to understanding the specifics of our clients’ cases, taking the time necessary to learn about the injury to best meet their legal needs and offering an honest evaluation of any possible claims. Call us today for a free consultation. (217) 523-7742.