After sustaining a workplace injury, it is only natural to have many questions about your situation. The Fairfield workers’ compensation lawyer at Hoffee Law Firm has taken a moment to answer a few of the questions she receives most frequently.
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The simple answer to this question is that injuries or illnesses covered by workers' compensation include those occurring from accidents or incidents arising while carrying out job duties for any employer. These injuries vary widely, and can include repetitive stress injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, psychiatric injuries, and more.
Immediately report the injury if you are at work.The best thing to do after reporting your work injury is to take care of yourself first and seek immediate medical treatment. Once you have obtained treatment, you should inform your employer both orally and in writing of the incident, and ask them for a claim form. By doing this, you can prevent a variety of roadblocks to receiving the benefits you need and deserve. Finally, it is important to contact an experienced Fairfield workers' compensation attorney who is able to effectively handle your case.
Depending on your unique situation, there is a wide range of benefits that you may be entitled to receive. These include medical care assistance, temporary or permanent disability, vocational rehabilitation, and even death benefits for injuries and accidents that lead to a fatality.
First, there is no hourly legal fee so it makes sense to hire Hoffee Law Firm early on in your case. The attorney fee is based upon recovery of benefits or insurance proceeds. These benefits are typically recovered at the end of the case and are 20% in workers' compensation cases and 33% to 40% in personal injury cases. You will not incur extra attorneys fees and Heidi will be available to answer your questions, monitor your recovery and deal with the insurance company on your behalf. If the insurance company decides to terminate your benefits along the way, your case can be quickly set for hearing. This is much more efficient than encountering a problem with the insurance company, then looking for an attorney who will then need to file pleadings with the Commission in Chicago to open your case, receive your case assignment in terms of venue and arbitrator, then proceed.
Navigating the often complex and confusing legal system and laws surrounding workers' compensation can be an extremely difficult challenge to take on alone. Having a knowledgeable Fairfield workers' compensation lawyer on your team can take a weight off your shoulders, help you better understand your options, and significantly increase your chances of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible as you recover.
Hoffee Law Firm is located in Southern Illinois and clients are welcome to come to the office and discuss their cases in person as needed. You will not have to wait days or weeks for return phone calls from a distant law firm. Sometimes unions have a relationship with a particular law firm in Chicago or the St. Louis area and refer clients to these firms. Many of these referrals in Southern Illinois have been dissatisfied with the legal service and they end up coming to Hoffee Law Firm.
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