The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act was created to protect workers who are injured in the course and scope of their employment.
Being raised in a union family and as a former union member (Local #803), Anthony W. De Fries fully understands the needs and concerns of workers who are injured on the job. Unfortunately, many injured workers waive the rights afforded to them by the Act because they are under the false belief that they will be “suing” their employer.
A workers’ compensation claim is not a lawsuit but rather a claim filed at the Workers’ Compensation Commission to ensure that all benefits under the Act are provided to the injured worker. Without the assistance of an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney, you may not receive the maximum benefits that you are entitled to under the law. Such benefits include:
Temporary benefits while you are unable to work based upon your average weekly wage.
A lump sum amount based upon the nature and extent of your injury and your average weekly wage.
Full payment of all necessary, reasonable, and related medical bills as the result of your work-related injury. In addition, the Act allows the injured worker to choose his/her own medical care provider(s).
If you are unable to perform the required duties of your employment upon your return to work you may be entitled to receive vocational rehabilitation benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Such benefits include: (1) Job counseling (2) Additional training (3) Education. During your participation in vocational rehabilitation, you likely will be entitled to weekly maintenance benefits until you are properly placed in suitable employment.
Upon your return to work, if your wages were impacted by a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to additional benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
If you cannot return to any form of employment as a result of a work injury or illness, you may receive weekly benefits for the duration of disability which in many cases could extend for life.
Seeking legal representation immediately is vital in the preservation of evidence necessary to proceed with a Third-Party claim/lawsuit against any potential negligent party(s).
By retaining the legal services of De Fries Law Offices you will receive the personal care and attention that is missing in many larger law firms. De Fries Law Offices takes pride in attaining the maximum recovery for all clients irrespective of the size of the claim.
There are No Fees or Costs Unless You Recover.