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Hard working men and women go to work every day never expecting an accident. Accidents happen. Machinery malfunctions, faulty office equipment, and poorly marked hazard areas can all lead to painful, life altering injuries. Loss of wages, injury and ongoing illness can deplete your financial resources as a victim of a work related accident. Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law provides the legal guidance you need to obtain the workers compensation benefit you are entitled to.
Receiving Illinois workers compensation benefits should be straightforward, but workers often encounter delays, claims rejections, and inadequate payment to cover medical bills, lost wages, and the suffering they’ve endured. Most workers do not have the legal know-how or support to overcome the many and varying obstacles to collecting the compensation they are entitled to. Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law knows the complications involved with obtaining workers comp benefits and will provide the personal attention your circumstances demand.
Avoid delays, rejections, loss of wages and inadequate payments when an Friend, Levinson and Turner Law workers compensation attorney fights for you. We aggressively pursue your compensation claim, protect your rights, and obtain the compensation settlement you deserve. From joint and neck injuries to more severe spinal, head and brain injuries, healing and recovery should be your first priority, not the stress of unpaid bills and rejected workers compensation claims.
At Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law, our workers compensation lawyers are experienced in obtaining the maximum benefits available under Illinois law. At Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law we rely on our years of expertise and a clear understanding of employer best practices. You will never have to come up with all the answers alone, we are here for you.
The key to our success is the time we take to get to know our clients as individuals. We establish a personal relationship to understand every detail of their case and the impact it has had on their family.
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Mr. William Turner is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Martindale-Hubbard® Award – recognition achieved by less than 1% of practicing attorneys – for his exceptional service to clients.
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Workers Compensation Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I get injured on the job?
You must notify your employer of the injury. You should also tell your employer immediately if you need medical attention. An experienced workers compensation lawyer can help you understand the process and your rights in Illinois and file your claim.
How can I jeopardize my benefits?
Your claim may be denied if you fail to report injuries promptly or fail to cooperate with your employer and authorized treating physicians regarding medical evaluations, treatment, rehabilitation services and claim investigation. Your claim can also be denied if you refuse to return to suitable employment after being released to do so by a doctor. Some other reasons for denial of claims include submittal of fraudulent information, refusal to take a drug test, and refusal to submit to a medical examination by the authorized treating physician, at reasonable times.
Under what circumstances could I be denied workers compensation benefits as a result of an on-the-job injury?
Benefits are not payable if you are injured while engaged in willful misconduct or if your injury is due to the use of alcohol, drugs, or the misuse of controlled substances
Can I sue anyone else for a work-related injury?
Yes. This is called a third party suit. If your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party other than an employee of the company for which you work, you may have a right to sue that party.
Am I barred from recovery if I was at fault?
No. Fault is not an issue in a Workers’ Compensation claim.
What is no-fault workers compensation?
Illinois has a no-fault insurance program that gives benefits to employees who suffer job-related injury or illness. In such a program, if you are injured on the job, you receive benefits in exchange for agreeing not to pursue civil action against your employer, unless the injury was intentional.
What if my workers compensation claim is denied?
If your employer and its insurance company deny coverage of the claim, you may file a claim with Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation Commission. There is a time limitation—all workers compensation statutes restrict the amount of time you or your dependent have to file a workers compensation claim. In Illinois, it is three years from the date of injury. If your claim is for a job-related disease, the time limitation period begins when you learn you have the disease or time of last exposure.