Coronavirus and Workers’ Compensation

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What about healthcare workers who contract the virus? Are they able to claim compensation for resulting injuries? Illinois law would allow the injured healthcare worker to receive medical benefits and time off work pay. But the question is whether any permanent damage is suffered in order to receive the settlement.

Why Doesn’t Work Comp Talk to Me?

Insurance companies have thousands of work injury claims going at one time.

Some insurance company adjusters are very good at their job, and some do not care.

Some insurance companies want to ignore you and hope you give up.

If your work injury claim is being ignored, then make sure to contact an Illinois Workers’ Compensation lawyer to get the attention of the insurance company.

It does not cost anything to talk to a Work Comp lawyer. A lawyer is only paid at the end of your case if you recover money.

Eventually the insurance company will have to respond and pay you the money it owes you.

Only an Illinois Work Comp lawyer can get the insurance company to come to court and ask a Judge (Arbitrator) to order the insurance company to pay you.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Injured Union Workers Do Not listen to Bad Advice

Many people will give you advice and their opinion. However, it may be bad advice and damage you and your family.

If you are injured on the job do not hesitate to report it immediately.

Failure to report may fatally damage your case.

Report it to your supervisor and complete a written report of injury. Get a copy of everything you submit. You will never be sorry for having too much paperwork supporting your case.

Do not let the insurance company and your employer claim that you never reported your injury.

What is at stake?

Your medical treatment, your off work pay, and your work injury settlement.

Do not be the one who is left responsible for all your work comp treatment and left with no pay while off work, and without a work comp payment at the end of the case because you neglected to complete a written accident report.

Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Injured Union Workers Do Not Forget your Settlement

Union workers injured on the job are entitled to a settlement.

Illinois law provides that an injured worker may receive medical benefits, off work pay, and settlement pay for the injury.

Some insurance companies will “forget” to pay the injured worker the settlement.

This saves the insurance companies thousands of dollars over time.

The settlement in Illinois is based on the nature and extent of the injury.

There is no payment for pain and suffering for Illinois Workers’ Compensation claims. However, the settlement is based on whether surgery is involved, the specific body part injured, and what limitations result.

Are you a union worker who has been hurt on the job? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your case without charge.