Serious Workplace Injuries
Chicago Catastrophic Workplace Injury Lawyers
Catastrophic injuries are injuries that dramatically and permanently alter a person’s life. A person living with disabilities caused by a catastrophic injury is normally unable to live independently. He or she may require personal care assistance and other types of support with activities of daily living. When a work accident causes these devastating changes, the emotional and financial toll can be enormous.
Since 1955, the workplace injury attorneys at Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois, have helped injured workers and their families find the financial compensation they need to begin again after serious work injuries. We have obtained substantial, often record-setting recoveries for thousands of injured workers through workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, and can also help with the Social Security Disability (SSD) process.
Recovering Compensation for All of Your Damages After a Catastrophic Work Injury
A person recovering from a catastrophic work injury, such as a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or neurological impairment will ordinarily go through a process of recovery, including many or all of the following:
- Emergency medical care, perhaps including surgery or other invasive procedures
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy and psychological care
- Extensive interactions with support networks such as insurance companies and social workers
- Adaptation of the home environment, if the person is able to return home
It is vital to understand the full extent of an injury when filing for workers’ compensation or bringing a personal injury claim, including an estimate of future costs and care. Our attorneys will look for all sources of compensation available to help you recover compensation for all of your damages.
Challenges Involved in Serious Injury Cases
When a serious work injury occurs on the job, there are additional layers of challenges to deal with as you look for all available types of compensation. There may be difficult or questionable issues involving negotiations with human resources departments and filing of workers’ compensation claims. There may be a third-party liability claim allowing for a personal injury lawsuit against someone other than the employer such as a manufacturer or a subcontractor.
An injured worker recovering from a catastrophic injury should contact an experienced attorney for counsel and representation for help sorting out complexities such as short-term disability leave policies, long-term disability insurance, workers’ compensation lump-sum settlements and applicable Social Security Disability benefits. In some professions, even a catastrophic injury is not reason enough for the employer to discharge the worker without first offering reasonable accommodations.
Contact Our Serious Work Injury Attorneys in Chicago
Learn more about catastrophic injuries on the job and workers’ compensation benefits by reading our booklet, A Summary of the Rights and Benefits Available to Injured Workers Under Illinois Law. Then, contact our Chicago work injury lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation. You can send us an email or call our office at 312-372-3822 or toll free at 800-458-3822.