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Your Illinois Worker's Compensation Rights

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act was enacted to provide benefits to anyone injured while working in Illinois.  The Act also provides benefits to anyone who was hired in Illinois but was injured in another state or anyone working for a company whose principle place of business is in Illinois.

The benefits provided by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act include:

"I lost my job after being injured on the job.  Do I still have a claim?"

If you were injured on the job and then subsequently laid-off, you may still have a viable workers' compensation claim.  The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act allows an injured worker to file for benefits for up to three (3) years after their work-related accident.  If you were  laid-off or even if your employer has gone out of business,  you may still have a claim for workers= compensation benefits.   

"The insurance company says your claim is being denied."

This is the most commonly used phrase in the insurance industry.  However, simply because they are telling you that your claim is denied, doesn't necessarily mean that you do not have a viable claim.  The insurance companies tell you this because they want you to walk away.   If this has happened to you, contact our office and we can accurately assess whether or not your have a claim for workers' compensation benefits. DONOT take the insurance company at their word. 

The insurance company says your claim is closed.

This the second most commonly used phrase in the insurance industry.  An Illinois  workers' compensation claim can only be closed one of two ways: 1) by the signing and approval of a Lump Sum Settlement contract and 2) by the decision of an arbitrator.  If you received workers' compensation benefits and have returned back to work, you may be entitled to a cash settlement or award from an arbitrator of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. 

To maximize your benefits and to protect your rights, it is imperative that you contact your attorney at Richard P Bogusz & Associates, immediately following any work-related injury.

Contact Richard P. Bogusz & Associates, Ltd. 

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If you do not collect compensation, we don't charge you a fee!

Your Initial Consultation is FREE!

Call (312) 726-4408






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One North LaSalle Street
Ste. 1825
Chicago, IL 60602
Suburbs by Appointment
Tel. (312) 726-4408

 

Your Illinois Worker's Compensation Law Firm We represent injury victims through Illinois and the Chicago area, including, but not limited to, the following cities and counties: Chicago, Rockford, Champaign, Urbana, Naperville, Schaumburg, Joliet, Aurora, Waukegan, Peoria, Elgin, Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, McHenry County, Kankakee County, Kane County, DeKalb County, Champaign County, Kendall County.