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Let Rehn Law LLC Guide You in Filing for Your Claim

If you have been injured at work, you have the right to seek financial assistance for your injuries in the form of your workers’ compensation. Every employer in most states is required to provide this type of benefits to their employees to avoid any lawsuits filed against the company. In short, workers’ compensation serves as a compromise for both employees and their employers. The process of filing a claim is pretty straightforward, however, injured employees would still be at the mercy of insurance companies. This is where Rehn Law LLC comes in. Our seasoned Galesburg personal injury lawyer has over two decades of legal experience, we’ve been accustomed to the common tricks insurance companies usually pull just so they can delay or deny legitimate claims. We are here to help level the playing field for the injured. Let us guide you through the entire claims process to ensure the benefits you rightfully deserve.

For more information about how our Galesburg workers’ compensation can help you, please feel free to contact our firm today.

How to Determine If Your Injuries Are Covered

After sustaining an injury while on the job, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately. If you can, make sure to inform your employer about your injury as soon as possible. Your employer will then have to file the claim for you to get the process started. In case your employer forgot to file, you may file the claims yourself. Throughout the process, the insurance company may refer you to their own physician or medical specialist to verify your claim. If this goes through, you can expect to receive an amount that can cover your medical bills, lost wages, retraining, and others.

For your reference, the type of injuries that are covered by workers’ compensation include:

  • Injuries sustained while performing your duties at work
  • Injuries sustained during company-sponsored events including lunch breaks, teambuilding, etc.
  • Injuries sustained from any mental or physical strains brought on by increased workload
  • Pre-existing conditions that worsened due to the strains of your work
  • Serious health conditions such as some forms of cancer or respiratory diseases contracted due to exposure to toxins at work

During the claims process, there is a huge possibility that your employer or the company’s insurer would refute your claim. The insurance company may also try to put blame on your own clumsiness to avoid the payout.

What Are the Workers' Compensation Benefits in Illinois?

Illinois workers' comp benefits for injured workers or workers who suffer a fatal injury on the job include the following:

Temporary Disability Benefits

Temporary disability benefits in Illinois include:

  • Temporary total disability benefits which are two-thirds of your average weekly wage
  • Temporary partial disability benefits which include two-thirds of the difference between what you would have made before your injury compared to after

Permanent Disability Benefits

Permanent disability benefits in Illinois include:

  • Permanent total disability benefits allow you to continue collecting temporary total disability benefits for the rest of your life
  • Permanent partial disability benefits include any of the following: scheduled loss of use awards, nonscheduled loss of use awards, disfigurement compensation, and wage differential awards

Additional Benefits

  • Authorized medical treatment
  • Mileage reimbursement for trips to and from doctors appointments
  • Job counseling, training or education for workers who are unable to return to their original job
  • Funeral and burial expenses for workers killed in a work accident
  • Death benefits paid to the family following the employees death

Workers' Compensation FAQ:

Filing a workers' compensation can be complicated at times, especially if your claim ends up getting denied. Our professional Illinois workers' comp lawyers are here to help by providing answers to your commonly asked questions:

Q. Is workers' compensation insurance required in Illinois?

Q. What is the Illinois workers' compensation statute of limitations?

  • When it comes to reporting a work injury, it's important that you report your injury as soon as possible. However, the actual cut-off date for making the initial report to your employer is 45 days. After reporting your injury to your employer, you then have either 2 years from the last paycheck you received from your employer, or 3 years from the date of your injury, whichever is longer.

Q. What are Illinois workers' compensation death benefits?

  • Death benefits include two different types of compensation: funeral expenses and survivors benefits. The deceased workers' family may receive up to $8,000 for funeral and burial expenses. Additionally, the family may also receive death benefits equaling two-thirds of the workers' average weekly wage.

Denied Claims? Call Our Galesburg Workers’ Comp Lawyer!

If your claims have been denied, our firm can investigate the exact reason for this decision. Whether it’s because of an oversight on your part or due to the insurer’s rebuttal, Rehn Law LLC can provide you with the competent representation you need to appeal your claims.

To speak with a Galesburg workers’ compensation attorney from our firm, call (309) 228-2008 today!

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