Factory workers make up the largest group of worker’s compensation lawsuits. This is primarily due to the fact that factories are one of the most hazardous workplaces, which often results in serious injuries.
Factory-related injuries are commonplace and are sometimes very serious. The following are some of the most common factory-related injuries:
Many people who suffer from factory-related injuries are not able to participate in the activities they previously enjoyed. Some are no longer able to work as a result of the pain or immobility. And still others are not able to do simple daily tasks around the house, such as chores or taking care of young children.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a work-related accident, such as in a factory in the Chicago area, it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced workers comp lawyer. A brief phone conversation with one of our workers compensation attorneys or a visit to our Schaumburg office will help you determine whether you have a case and even give an estimate of the potential settlement amount you may be entitled to receive. Iamcallingmylawyer.com only gets paid when you do, so there are no fees or risk to you in regard to attorney costs.
Factory workers can be injured in many different ways. A factory worker can be involved in a workplace accident or be exposed to repeated work dangers that result in an injury.
Some of the more common types of factory injuries include:
Knee injuries (including torn ligaments and menisci)
Broken bones and lacerations
Yes! Under Illinois Workers Compensation law you can choose to see whatever doctor you want for treatment. Still, make sure you ask your workers compensation attorney to learn about any restrictions that may apply to your specific situation.
**Keep in mind that, although you have the right to visit any doctor you choose, your employer also has the right to request you visit an independent medical professional to confirm your injury or illness. If they do, they are responsible for any medical payments and they may try to use the information gained from this visit as a way to deny your claim.
If you have experienced a work-related injury, it is important to take action quickly to protect your right to compensation.
1. Seek medical attention and follow your doctor’s orders for recovery
2. Report the accident or injury to your employer (within 45 days)
3. File a claim with Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission (IWCC)
4. Contact a Workers Compensation Attorney. At Iamcallingmylawyer.com, we have over 50 years of combined legal experience. Get a free quote for your case in 10 minutes or less by visiting http://info.iamcallingmylawyer.com/contact-us
No, in most workers compensation cases in Illinois, you have up to three years to file a claim. Specifically, lawsuits must begin three years after the accident or two years after you last received compensation benefits -- whichever comes later.
However, if your injury becomes repetitive in nature, the statute of limitations may differ, so it is essential that you contact a workers compensation attorney to clarify how much time you have to file a claim.