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Personal Injury Services

Workers’ Compensation

When injured at work and in pain, navigating the complicated waters of worker’s compensation can be the last thing on your mind. Often times worker’s compensation cases can be lengthy and difficult to pursue, but at American Law Firm, your injury lawyer in Rockford can help you receive the compensation you deserve while you are unable to work.

What Qualifies as a Worker’s Compensation Case?

Worker’s compensation benefits can be claimed when you are injured or made ill by performing typical workplace tasks. This can be a one-time occurrence such as a fall, getting injured by a machine, or a burn from a chemical, or it can be the result of repetitive actions that injure joints over time or prolonged exposure to harmful toxins or loud noises. It is important that workplace injuries are reported to the work supervisor immediately after they happen, or as soon as you learn your injury was caused over time bu your job.  Delays in reporting can delay medical care and benefit payments. In some states, waiting longer than 30 days can cause your worker and insurance company to reject the claim.

An investigation into your claim will begin when you complete the proper documents and submit them to your employer. The investigation will discover whether you qualify for worker’s compensation and what benefits you are qualified to receive.

What Benefits Could I Receive if My Claim is Accepted?

Should your claim be accepted you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical or rehabilitative expenses to help you recover. If you are unable to work, you could receive Temporary total disability benefits, which are equal to two-thirds of your gross weekly wages. If you are able to work some while injured, temporary partial permanent disability benefits may be provided which are a fraction of the difference that could be made in a job before the injury and a light duty job they work while recovering. If you have lost the use of a part of the body, you could qualify for permanent total disability. An alternative benefit could be job retraining for a job that will not be affected by your injury.  In the unfortunate event of workplace death, family members could receive death benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Claims that are Often Denied

Any injuries sustained at work while committing a serious crime, fighting, while not on the job, of when violating company policy would be excluded from workers’ compensation benefits. A thorough investigation will occur with each claim to determine eligibility. By contacting an injury lawyer in Rockford today, the American Law firm can present your case clearly.  

If you are looking for an injury lawyer in Rockford, or are in search of more information related to your worker’s compensation claim, call American Law Firm today to help you claim the benefits you deserve after suffering a workplace injury.

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10/28/2017

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