Were You Injured On The Job?
On-the-job injuries create significant amounts of stress and uncertainty. In addition to the problems of physical and emotional recovery, injured workers have to worry about where and how to cover the costs of medical care and lost wages. Workers’ compensation is a great idea, but it is no easy process, and a third-party liability claim is no simple task, either. As an injured worker, you need the help of an experienced team of attorneys.
The law firm that became Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. was founded in 1955 with one goal in mind: helping injured workers. Since our founding, we have won workers’ compensation verdicts and settlements that have changed the law and helped thousands of workers find financial relief. We represent clients throughout the Chicagoland area of Illinois in all types of workplace injury cases.
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.
Do You Have A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
A workplace injury is one that takes place within the scope of employment. If you were injured while you were clocked in, sitting at your desk or unloading cargo from shelves in a warehouse, it is obvious that you were injured on the job.
What if you were injured while driving from one office location belonging to your employer to another such office in your own car? What if you were injured while playing basketball at a company outing? What if you were injured in the parking lot of your employer’s factory or office building? The precise details of your case will determine clear answers about negligence, liability and sources of compensation. Depending on the facts, you may be able to bring a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury claim or both.
We Are Here To Help You
We understand the challenges that you are facing after a workplace accident. Our attorneys are prepared to help you by:
- Advising you on how to file an effective workers’ compensation claim right away
- Beginning an investigation to determine whether there is third-party liability on the part of a manufacturer, subcontractor or another entity other than your employer
- Representing you in any necessary workers’ compensation appeals
- Providing legal counsel and representation in the event that your employer wrongfully discharges you after you have filed a workers’ compensation claim
We represent individual clients in workplace injury claims that include the most catastrophic of injuries. We also represent the families of those whose loved ones have died due to on-the-job accidents and exposure to harmful chemicals at work. Our clients trust our knowledge, experience and dedication.