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Chicago Workplace Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured while at work, it leaves you in an exceptionally precarious position. You are not only injured but, while you recover, you’re also likely to be off the job, which typically means lost income. An experienced Chicago workplace injury lawyer, however, will skillfully advocate for the compensation that you need to regain your health and well-being and to which you are entitled (through the workers’ compensation claims process). 

Workplace Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) shares the sobering fact that, in 2019, more than 4,300 workers lost their lives to accidents at work. In other words, the threat of workplace injuries is very real. 

OSHA goes on to report the standard violations that are most closely associated with dangerous accidents on the job, including:

  • Fall protection standards (on construction sites)
  • Standards related to the communication of job hazards
  • Standards related to respiratory protection
  • General requirements for scaffolding (on construction sites)
  • Standards related to ladders (on construction sites)
  • Standards related to the control of hazardous energy
  • Standards related to industrial trucks
  • Fall-protection training requirements
  • Standards related to eye and face protection
  • Standards related to machinery and their safety guards

You Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance that is designed to cover you for those injuries and losses you sustain on the job. Workers’ compensation helps to expedite the compensation process for employees while protecting employers from excessive personal injury lawsuits. Both sides cede certain advantages in this equation, but there is also an upside for both. The losses (or legal damages) you can seek compensation for in your workers’ compensation claim can include:

  • Your covered medical expenses (that are deemed related to your accident at work)
  • Your lost income (at a specific percentage of your current wages)

The Workers’ Comp Insurance Company

The workers’ compensation insurance company is paid to cover you, but it is also in the business of making money, which means that it may engage in practices designed to keep your settlement as low as possible. Be on the lookout for the following common tactics:

  • Making an early settlement offer before you recognize the full extent of your losses
  • Denying that your injuries are work related
  • Denying the severity of your injuries 
  • Artificially complicating and/or prolonging the claims process
  • Making a lowball settlement offer that you are tempted to accept out of desperation

Your knowledgeable Chicago workplace injury lawyer has the skill and legal insight to protect your best interests throughout the settlement process.

An Experienced Chicago Workplace Injury Lawyer Can Help

If you have been injured at work, the path toward recovery is challenging, but the seasoned Chicago workplace injury lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group are committed to harnessing the full force of their impressive experience in pursuit of your claim’s most beneficial resolution. For more information about how we can help, please do not wait to contact us and schedule your free initial consultation today.

Case Results

$4,500,000.00

for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.

$2,100,000.00

for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.

$2,300,000.00

for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.

$1,400,000.00

for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.

$1,200,000.00

for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.

$1,197,000.00

for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.

$175,000.00

for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

$100,000.00

for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.

$100,000.00

for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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