Legal Assistance for Work Injury Claims in Illinois

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A work injury in Floridahas the potential to keep you out of work and may even lead to permanent disability. For employees working in the industrial or construction industries, the risk of severe injury is higher. If you’ve been involved in a Floridawork accident or work injury that resulted in medical bills and lost wages, you need the help of an experienced Floridaworkers’ compensation lawyer. Ehrlich & Naparstek, have been fighting for injured workers for over 27 years. We have a long track record of fighting for the much needed medical care and lost wages our hard working clients are entitled to. There is no case too small or too large for us. We only get paid when you receive benefits. We offer a free confidential consultation. If you have suffered a work injury in Floridait does not matter if you are a US citizen or an undocumented worker a long as your were injured in the course and scope of employment.

At Ehrlich & Naparstek, we’ve been representing injured victims in Stuart, Pt. St Lucie, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, Okeechobee, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and throughout the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach County and the entire state of Floridafor over 27 years. We understand the huge strain a work injury in Floridacan put on you and your family; we will work hard to ensure your workers’ compensation claim for medical care and lost wages is filed properly and we will be by your side through the entire process. Our attorneys will fight for your rights if your claim is wrongfully denied. With Ehrlich & Naparstek by your side, we will fight to make sure you receive the much needed medical care and wages you are entitled to under the law. Contact us at 772 842-8822 or 561 687-1717 for help now.

Common Workplace Injuries

Under Illinois’s workers’ compensation laws, an individual who is not a first responder must sustain a physical injury or illness to qualify for benefits. These injuries can take many forms and vary in severity. What seems like a minor injury at the time can result in serious issues if not addressed immediately. That’s why it’s important to seek medical attention right away. Some common workplace injuries include:

  • Slip and Fall
  • Soft Tissue Injuries Such as Strains and Sprains
  • Burns
  • Being Struck by Falling Objects
  • Machine entanglement
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Being Struck or Crushed by Vehicles or Heavy Equipment
  • Electrocution
  • Back Injury
  • Neck Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Hand Injury

If you’ve sustained a work injury in Floridaof any kind, it’s important to report the injury to your employer. Don’t wait to take action, as this can hurt your chances of receiving workers’ compensation benefits. If you’re unsure about the workers’ compensation claims process or feel medical care is being delayed or denied or are not receiving lost wages timely, the attorneys at Ehrlich & Naparstek can help.  If your medical care is being delayed or it has taken a while to get to see a doctor or specialist after a Floridawork injury, call Ehrlich & Naparstek immediately!

Occupational Illnesses

A workers’ compensation claim can also be filed if you’ve developed an occupational disease. These are illnesses directly caused by your job and workplace. Many times these illnesses are a result of exposure to a harmful substance while others develop after performing repetitive motions for long periods of time. To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, the illness must be proven by a doctor and through medical testing. Some common examples of occupational illnesses include:

  • Respiratory Diseases Such as Mesothelioma or Tuberculosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Neurological Disorders

Many occupational illnesses can lead to permanent disabilities that prevent you from being able to continue the line of work you were in. If this has happened to you, it’s important you hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help prove your illness was caused by conditions in your workplace.

What to Do After a Work Injury in Illinois

If you’ve been injured in a work related incident in Illinois, there are several important steps you need to take right away. Failing to take these steps can impact your chances of receiving Floridaworkers’ compensation benefits.

Report the injury to your employer and seek medical treatment right away. If your injuries are severe, get to the hospital right away. Make sure you report the injury to your employer within 30 days of the accident. If you don’t, you may not be able to receive Floridaworkers’ compensation benefits. Once your employer files a claim, you’ll need to get follow-up medical treatment from a doctor authorized by the insurance company. If your employer fails to file a claim or your claim is denied, contact us for immediate professional legal assistance.

Call a Work Injury Lawyer in Illinois

If you’ve sustained a serious injury while working, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills and lost wages. At Ehrlich & Naparstek, we have the experience and legal expertise to help secure the appropriate workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries including medical care and lost wages. In doing so, we’ll provide personalized Floridaworkers’ compensation injury assistance so you understand what’s happening every step of the way. We keep you updated and informed at every step in the process from our first call through settlement, trial and even appeal if necessary. It’s our goal to make sure you receive all of the medical care you need and lost wages while you recover from your work injury. Contact us today at 772 842-8822 or 561 687-1717 to schedule a free confidential initial consultation.

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What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Illinois?

In Illinois, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is four years from the date of the injury. This means that if you've been injured, you have four years to initiate legal proceedings. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation.

How is fault determined in Floridaauto accidents?

Floridaoperates under a no-fault insurance system. This means that after most traffic accidents, your own insurance policy will compensate you for medical expenses and lost income, irrespective of who was at fault. However, in severe injury cases, you might be able to step outside this no-fault system and file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

What is Illinois's comparative negligence rule?

Floridafollows a pure comparative negligence rule. If you're found to be partially at fault for your injury, your compensation may be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of the blame. For instance, if you're found to be 20% at fault, you can still recover 80% of your total damages.

What damages can I recover in a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois?

In Illinois, you can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include tangible costs like medical bills and lost wages, while non-economic damages cover intangibles like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

How long does it typically take to settle a personal injury case in Illinois?

The duration varies based on the complexity of the case, the parties involved, and the evidence. While some cases might settle quickly, others, especially those that go to trial, can take months or even years to resolve.

How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury attorney?

We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if you win your case or secure a settlement. Typically, the fee is a percentage of the compensation you receive.

What should I do immediately after an accident in Illinois?

First, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention. Then, if possible, document the scene, take photographs, gather witness information, and report the incident to the police or relevant authorities. It's also advisable to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

What if the person who hit me doesn't have insurance?

If you're hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver in Illinois, you can turn to your own insurance policy's uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage can help compensate for your injuries and damages.

How do I prove pain and suffering in a personal injury case?

Pain and suffering are subjective and can be challenging to quantify. Evidence such as medical records, therapy sessions, personal journals, and testimonies from friends and family can help establish the extent of your pain and suffering.

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