1

Get started today

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

Fill out the form and someone from our team will contact you. 

    Call Now Open 24/7

    Free Consultation

    Oak Lawn Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

    OVER $1 BILLION IN RECOVERIES FOR OUR CLIENTS

    If you work in an accident-prone industry such as construction—or even if you work in a cubicle in an office—you are never immune from a workplace injury. In Illinois, the law requires employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for their employees.

    This coverage is designed to pay for work-related injuries or diseases, no matter who is at fault. Conversely, it may also bar an employee from filing a lawsuit against their employer for their injuries.

    If you were injured or otherwise hurt on the job, an Oak Lawn workers’ compensation lawyer could help you understand your rights, obligations, and options. Speak to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney today to find out more.

    Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury

    Employees who are injured at work should get medical treatment and let their employer know as soon as they can. In fact, employees are required to notify their employer within 45 days of any injury they suffer while working in order to qualify for maximum benefits, as per 820 ILCS 305/6.

    This notice can be verbal or written and should include the date and location of the accident. Once an employee is absent from work for more than three days due to a work accident, 820 ILCS 305/1 requires their employer to submit an accident report to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and do one of the following:

    • Begin providing temporary total disability
    • Provide the employee with a written explanation of any additional information that they need
    • Give the employee a written explanation of why workers’ compensation benefits are being denied

    Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

    Workers’ compensation law in Illinois provides more than just medical care for an injury. Other benefits include temporary total or partial disability payments to compensate for lost wages in the short term, permanent partial or temporary disability payments for long-term injuries, and death benefits to family members if applicable.

    Handling a Claim Denial

    If a claim is denied or a dispute needs to be filed over workers’ compensation benefits, an Oak Lawn workers’ compensation lawyer may be able to help. First things first, the employee should file a claim with the Commission and request a hearing.

    This must be done within three years of the injury or within two years of the date of the last payment of workers’ compensation, whichever is later. Keep in mind that the burden to show the Commission that an accidental injury occurred at work is on the injured employee filing the appeal.

    Contacting an Oak Lawn Workers’ Compensation Attorney

    Workers’ compensation claims can be confusing and difficult to file, especially while you are trying to recover from an injury. An Oak Lawn workers’ compensation lawyer could explain the process to you and make the requirements and provisions clearer.

    Additionally, if you were denied benefits, a skilled attorney may be able to help you file an appeal and continue pursuing the workers’ compensation benefits to which you may be entitled. The goal of an experienced personal injury lawyer is to keep you informed and work towards preserving your rights as an employee who was injured on the job.

    workers compensation attorneys in dc

    ​Put the power of Larry Disparti and the lawyers at the Disparti Law Group to work for you and join the thousands who say… Larry Wins!

    Featured on

    PRACTICE AREAS

    Car Accident

    Truck Accident

    Motorcycle Accident

    Bicycle accident

    Catastrophic Accident

    Dog bite injury

    Medical Malpractice

    Nursing Home Abuse

    Slip and fall

    Product Liability

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    Uber Accident

    FREE CASE EVALUATION

    Fill out the form below or  call us 24/7 at 312-600-6000

      RECENT POSTS

      Client Review
      "Appreciate all your support, professionalism. Anytime you call your staff is great knowledge take the time listen and always keeps you informed. Thank you to Beth Hitel from all she did and settling the mediation in my favor.. highly reccommend the Disparti group."
      Timothy Ashcraft
      Client Review
      "The services provided were very professional. Adam Shapiro , my attorney, was knowledgeable, honest and extremely helpful. He worked with the other parties to make sure my settlement was the largest payout available. Nicole D .answered my questions for months with quick, knowledgeable answers."
      Joseph Gambina
      Client Review

      Why Hire Us?

      Here's What Our Clients Say

       

      "I love the service they provided. They took time to explain the procedure for my case, then they asked if there was anything else they could do. I appreciate the service and wouldn't trade it for the 🌍. Love my Lawyers. If you want to win try Disparti Law Group."

      - Gwen

       

      "I feel you guys did a great job in handling my case."

      - V. Gentry

       

      "Was a great fit for me and would definitely recommend to family and friends."

      - Christine

       

      "It has been a wonderful experience working with Disparti Law Group. They are highly recommended."

      - John

       

      "Very professional staff, great experience."

      - Lisa

       

      "I have NEVER, and I mean, EVER, had such a great experience dealing with lawyers.... I don't ever want to be in an accident again, but if I am, I'm calling Disparti Law. Fantastic service."

      - Dani

      Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago

      SuperLawyers2010
      SuperLawyers2011
      SuperLawyers2012
      SuperLawyers2014

      CONTACT LARRY

      FREE CASE EVALUATION

      YOU WON'T PAY A PENNY UNTIL LARRY WINS

        TAMPA

        1041 U.S. Highway 19
        Holiday, FL 34691
        727-600-6000

        CHICAGO

        121 W Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
        Chicago, IL 60601
        312-600-6000

        Read more: