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WORKERS’ COMP IN CHICAGO
As with many laws, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act is complicated and tends to protect insurance companies and employers more than injured workers. This is a move that plays out like an updated version of the Chicago meatpacking industry in 1906. Seen through the eyes of Upton Sinclair in the compelling novel, “The Jungle”, Sinclair watched injured workers lose their jobs, their homes and their stability after on-the-job injuries.
While today’s laws – in part inspired by Sinclair’s book – absolutely offer more protection, laws still provide a higher level of protection for businesses. If you are injured on the job, it’s important to follow company guidelines – such as immediately reporting the injury so it can be recorded. Then, you’ll want to contact a Chicago workers’ comp lawyer, so you have some protection and help in recovering money for your injuries and lost time.
While the most dangerous injuries are associated with the transportation industry, warehouse jobs, construction work and agriculture, office settings aren’t immune to workers’ compensation cases. Office settings can result in claims related to repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel caused by daily computer work or exposure to toxic chemicals.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS
To be eligible for workers compensation benefits in Illinois:
A worker must prove that the injury was a result of tasks related to employment or was caused due to a dangerous work environment.
A claim for worker’s compensation benefits must be filed within three years of the date of the injury or within two years of the last compensation period.
Claims are evaluated based on the employee’s occupation, age at the time of the incident, future earning capacity and medical records that offer evidence of disability. Pain and suffering is not an eligible benefit.
In case of a dispute, an arbitrator may be assigned to resolve the issue based on evidence and arguments presented by both sides. Arbitrators may also intervene if benefits are terminated.
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Working with David was a pleasure. From the first time I spoke to him I felt at ease with him as he seemed more concerned with my well-being before all. He was always keeping me updated on everything every step through the process and was always available for me if I had a question. David delivered more than expected for me in every way and I would recommend him to anyone. A real class act with your best interest at heart!
Frank T.May 31st, 3017
Best in Chicago; Dave is connected in the area to several doctors/practices and will assist in making sure everything goes as smooth and professional as possible. Great experience and will keep recommending to those in need of a personal injury lawyer!
Thumbtack CustomerJune 30th, 2017
I would highly recommend Attorney David Schwaner and Schwaner Injury Law, to anyone. Not only is David knowledgeable and a gifted attorney, he’s a very sympathetic individual who takes the time to get to know you and your situation. He makes sure to answer all your questions, return all your calls, and always has your best interest at heart. Really top notch attorney, and law firm.
Konrad T.September 15th, 2017
I couldn’t have asked for a better injury lawyer. David Schwaner was wonderful to work with. He’s straightforward and gets the job done, all the while being most compassionate. I wish I could choose 6s. I’d recommend Schwaner Injury Law above all.
Betsy M.July 14th, 2017
David help our family out he took time out to explain everything and was so caring the car accident was do bad that David cried because my son was shot at 30 times and had a bad injury that needed surgery david work night and day because we did not have the best insurance company
Avvo ClientApril 13, 2017
If you want a lawyer with compassion, a conscience, and a strong base of knowledge and experience, David’s your guy. I found myself seriously injured while traveling alone. He treated me with respect, patience, and genuine honesty even when I couldn’t really advocate for myself or think straight due to medications (this is where his patience came in). While it turned out that there wasn’t much any attorney could have done for me, he certainly exhausted every option, and I have no doubt he would have fought well for me had a trial occurred. The only drawback to having hired Mr. Schwaner is that I can no longer tell all those awful lawyer jokes. He ruined them all for me. But that’s a price I’m happy to have paid.
Karen D.January 8th, 2018
I was recommended to Schwaner by another yelper. I Visited this office recently, located in the garner building. They are time efficient people here, things are organized and done when they give you their word to be. After my meeting I must say that the staff is very helpful and David is extremely supportive of his clients. He was ready to answer all questions and commit to necessary steps to help solve the situation immediately. He is one of the best out here!
Helen W.January 5th, 2018
I am truely grateful to David who dealt with the insurance companies on our behalf. We had our own injury to handle and luckily we were able to come in contact with David. He gave us assurance that he would take care of everything. He was very adamant on keeping us informed of the status of the case throughout the process. I hope that I never have to deal with a situation like this again in the future, but if I do I know I can trust David to relieve our worries and be there for us.
Sal W.August 31, 2017
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