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Macon County Traumatic Work Injury Lawyer

Tazewell County workers' compensation lawyers for brain trauma, burn injuries, and amputations

Attorneys Assisting With Workers' Comp Benefits for Catastrophic Injuries in Decatur, Springfield, Champaign, and Peoria

There are a wide variety of situations where workers may experience on-the-job injuries, and workers' compensation benefits are available in these cases, regardless of who was at fault. While these benefits can provide much-needed financial help for victims of injuries that are relatively minor, workers' comp becomes essential in cases involving traumatic injuries. Because catastrophic injuries will usually require extensive medical treatment, and a victim may suffer permanent disabilities that affect their ability to earn an income in the future, it is important to work with an attorney who can ensure that workers' compensation will fully address the effects of an injury.

The lawyers at Kanoski Bresney have over 40 years of legal experience in workers' compensation and personal injury cases. In addition to assisting with workers' comp claims, we can determine whether third-party claims can be pursued against other people or companies who were responsible for a work-related injury. We have helped our clients recover more than $100 million in work injury cases, and we will fight to make sure you receive payments that will allow you to make a full recovery from your injuries.

Causes of Traumatic Injuries in the Workplace

Workers in any industry can experience accidents that lead to serious injuries, but some professions are especially dangerous. Construction workers and farm workers are at a high risk of injury due to the use of heavy equipment and other hazards. Some situations where traumatic injuries can occur include:

  • Falls - Workers may suffer traumatic brain injuries, fractures, or other types of bodily harm in a fall. These injuries can occur due to defective ladders or scaffolds, collapsing walkways, damaged railings, unprotected holes in floors or roofs, or improper use of safety equipment such as harnesses.
  • Fires and explosions - Serious burn injuries can occur due to grain bin explosions or fires in factories, warehouses, or other workplaces that contain flammable materials.
  • On-the-job vehicle accidents - A person may be injured while driving or riding in a vehicle for work-related purposes. Highway workers may be seriously injured if they are struck by a driver while working in a construction zone.
  • Defective machinery or tools - The large machines used in factories, on farms, or in other workplaces can cause serious injuries if they do not function correctly. Malfunctions can cause electrocution injuries, or workers may become entangled in machinery, resulting in amputations. Parts that come loose may strike workers and cause brain injuries.
  • Equipment accidents - Workers may suffer brain injuries, spine injuries, or other types of serious bodily harm if they are struck by construction equipment or farm equipment. A person may be crushed by tractors, combines, or other pieces of equipment that roll over. Injuries can also occur due to contact with gas or electrical lines while using excavators or other types of construction equipment.
  • Falling objects - Tools or parts that fall from construction sites can cause brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or fractures.
  • Structural collapse - Workers may be crushed or suffer fall injuries if a structure such as a building or grain silo collapses.

Employees who suffer traumatic injuries are eligible for workers' compensation. These benefits should fully cover all medical treatments, including emergency medical care, hospitalization, surgery, and physical therapy. Temporary disability benefits will pay a percentage of the income that a person lost while recovering, including a reduction in pay due to limitations on the types of work they can perform or the amount of time they are able to work. Victims can also receive compensation for permanent impairments, and these benefits will be based on the part(s) of the body that were affected and the amount of function they have lost. Death benefits are available for the surviving family members of people killed in workplace accidents.

Contact a McLean County Catastrophic Work Injury Attorney

If you have suffered a traumatic injury while at work, you will want to be sure you take the right steps to receive the workers' comp benefits you deserve. At Kanoski Bresney, we can help you file a claim, and we will work to make sure you have the financial resources that will allow you to meet your family's ongoing needs. Contact us today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a complimentary consultation with our attorneys. We assist with serious workplace injuries in Illinois, including Decatur, Peoria, Adams County, Sangamon County, McLean County, Quincy, Champaign County, McDonough County, Rushville, Schuyler County, Macon County, Bloomington, Champaign, Springfield, Pekin, Peoria County, Macomb, and Tazewell County.

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