WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS
If You Have Been Injured at Work, Contact Me
After you have been injured at work, the state’s workers’ compensation program is supposed to help you with your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, navigating the system can feel like working your way through a maze. Dealing with insurance companies can be even worse.
When you are in this situation, it can make all the difference in the world to have a lawyer on your side. A skilled professional can help at almost any stage of the process, including when you are filing your initial claims or, if necessary, when you are taking your case to appeal. Don't face this process alone. Work with a skilled attorney in Peoria, Illinois.
Experience & Compassion On Your Side
As a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney, I have more than 30 years of experience helping injured workers get the benefits and compensation they deserve. I pride myself on my ability to empathize with my clients to help them truly understand their point of view and their situation. As we work together, I’ll do everything I can to make sure you are given fair and just compensation for your pain and suffering.
Throughout my time as an attorney, I have helped people just like you, who were injured at work, but with a variety of different injuries such as:
Spinal cord injuries
Carpal tunnel injuries
Rotator cuff injuries
Neck and back injuries
Dealing With Insurance Companies
When you are trying to get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, you must go up against insurance companies. The companies are trying to protect their bottom line, and are fully prepared to deny your claim. They have a lot of experience dealing with cases like yours. If you are going to be successful, it will be crucial to have someone with experience on your side.
I have been through the maze of workers’ compensation many times before and helped many clients like you get the benefits they and their families need and deserve, but you have not likely been involved in a workers’ compensation case, so how does it work?
Workers’ Compensation Process
Being injured at work is different from any other kind of injury (like dog bites or car accidents) because you have to include your employer into the mix. Here is what you should do after you’ve been injured on the clock:
Report the injury to your employer. If you don’t do it as soon as possible, you are giving your employer’s attorneys the opportunity to prove that your injury wasn’t caused on company property or during your shift.
Tell your doctor. Let your healthcare provider know that your injury occurred at work. This may seem like a small detail, but when your doctor’s notes indicate the injury was at work, you’ll have greater chances of receiving compensation.
Have it in writing. When you provide your employer with a written notice (including the date of the injury and a short description of the incident), you will have another safety net when seeking reimbursement.
Don't wait to seek the compensation you deserve. Reach out today for guidance in Peoria, Illinois. I am proud to serve clients in Bloomington, Galesburg, and Rock Island. Set up a free consultation today.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS
No matter how, where, or why you were injured on the clock or on your employer’s property, you need a caring and knowledgeable injury attorney at your side. To schedule a free consultation at my office in Peoria or Galesburg, Illinois, fill out the brief form at the bottom of this page or give my office a call.