Workers Compensation

ILLINOIS WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS

If you are hurt on the job, our attorney can help you get your life back on track
 

If you've been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, navigating the process can be complex and overwhelming, especially when you're already dealing with the physical and emotional toll of your injuries. That's where a workers' compensation attorney in Illinois can help.

At The Cerasa Law Firm, our experienced attorneys understand the intricacies of the workers' compensation system and can guide you through every step of the process. From filing your initial claim to appealing a denied claim, we'll work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve.

What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation is a system of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured on the job. In Illinois, most employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs.

Workers' compensation benefits are available regardless of who was at fault for the injury. This means that even if you were partially responsible for the accident, you may still be eligible for benefits.

What Does a Workers' Compensation Attorney Do?

A workers' compensation attorney can help you navigate the complex process of filing a claim and obtaining the benefits you're entitled to. Here are just a few of the ways we can help:

  • Filing Your Claim: We'll ensure that your claim is properly filed and includes all necessary information.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: We'll work with the insurance company to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
  • Appealing a Denied Claim: If your claim is denied, we'll help you appeal the decision and fight for the benefits you deserve.
  • Maximizing Your Benefits: We'll work to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of benefits available to you, including medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits.
Why Choose The Cerasa Law Firm?

At The Cerasa Law Firm, we have a proven track record of success in helping injured workers obtain the benefits they deserve. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us to represent you:

  • Experience: Our attorneys have years of experience handling workers' compensation cases.
  • Personalized Attention: We understand that every case is unique, and we'll work closely with you to ensure that your needs are met.
  • Aggressive Representation: We're not afraid to take on insurance companies and fight for your rights.
  • No Upfront Fees: We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don't get paid unless you win your case.
     
 
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If you've been injured on the job, don't wait to seek the help you need. Contact The Cerasa Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced workers' compensation attorneys. We'll evaluate your case and help you understand your legal options, so you can focus on your recovery.

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What am I entitled to if I am hurt at work?

In Illinois, workers' compensation provides a range of benefits to employees who are injured on the job. These benefits are designed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs related to your injury. Here are some of the key benefits you may be eligible for:

  1. Medical Expenses: Workers' compensation covers all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to your injury. This includes doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription medications, physical therapy, and other medical treatments.
  2. Temporary Total Disability Benefits: If you're unable to work due to your injury, you may be eligible for temporary total disability benefits. These benefits provide a portion of your lost wages while you're unable to work.
  3. Permanent Partial Disability Benefits: If your injury results in a permanent partial disability, you may be eligible for permanent partial disability benefits. These benefits are based on the extent of your disability and provide compensation for any permanent loss of function or disfigurement.
  4. Permanent Total Disability Benefits: If your injury results in a permanent total disability, you may be eligible for permanent total disability benefits. These benefits provide ongoing compensation for your lost wages.
  5. Death Benefits: If a work-related injury results in the death of an employee, their dependents may be eligible for death benefits. These benefits provide compensation for funeral expenses and ongoing financial support for the deceased employee's dependents.

It's important to note that the specific benefits you're eligible for will depend on the nature and severity of your injury, as well as other factors such as your age, education, and work experience. A workers' compensation attorney in Illinois can help you understand your legal rights and ensure that you receive the maximum benefits available to you.

How much does a lawyer cost?

In Illinois, workers' compensation attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney's fee is contingent, or dependent, on the outcome of your case.

If you hire an attorney to represent you in your workers' compensation case, they will typically take a percentage of any benefits you receive as their fee. The specific percentage will depend on the attorney and the complexity of your case, but it's typically around 20-30% of your total benefits.

One of the benefits of a contingency fee arrangement is that you don't have to pay any upfront costs or fees to your attorney. Instead, they will only be paid if they are successful in obtaining benefits for you.

It's important to note that in Illinois, the percentage of an attorney's fee in a workers' compensation case is capped by law. Currently, the maximum fee is 20% of the first $25,000 in benefits, 15% of the next $25,000, and 5% of any benefits over $50,000.

If you're considering hiring a workers' compensation attorney in Illinois, it's important to discuss their fee structure and percentage with them upfront, so you fully understand the costs involved. Your attorney should also explain any additional expenses that may be associated with your case, such as court filing fees or expert witness fees.

Personal attention and big firm results

Our legal team investigates your pedestrian accident to get the facts. We examine accident reports, gather evidence and interview witnesses. Attorney Cerasa is determined to help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve – whether that is through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

In Illinois, you have a limited time after the date of an accident to file an injury claim. Take the time you need to receive critical medical care and take stock of what has happened. It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Evidence can disappear and details can be forgotten, which is why most injury cases are more successful the earlier they are filed.

Accidents remind us that life is full of the unexpected, and that can make it difficult to concentrate on what's next. Attorney Michael Cerasa has the compassion and experience to act as your guide through the legal process. You can take back some control of this situation and make plans for a brighter future.

If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident in Champaign, Urbana, or Central Illinois, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.