Decades Of Experience Dedicated To Workers’ Comp
A work-related injury can become a nightmare. As a victim, you may lose or decrease your earning capacity, and employers and workers’ comp insurers may not be helpful or responsive to your claim. You and your loved ones depend on that paycheck you receive. You need feasible options to make a living, even when you are temporarily disabled to work.
At Harvey & Stuckel, in Peoria, we have been dedicated to workers’ comp law since the firm’s inception in 1977. For nearly 25 years, attorney Kevin Wolfe has addressed the concerns of injured workers in Illinois. He is sympathetic to the needs of his clients and will work tirelessly to secure the benefits and compensation they deserve.
Don’t wait until there is a problem with your claim. Call us after a work-related injury. We can help you avoid mistakes and protect your workers’ compensation rights. Get a free consultation at 309-431-2999.
Defending Your Right To Compensation After A Work Injury
Workers’ comp insurance is a no-fault insurance system. This means that liability is not a determining factor to receive benefits. If you were injured in the course of your job, you are entitled to medical care and wage replacement benefits until you are recovered and can return to work.
At Harvey & Stuckel, we have experience advocating for carpenters, sheet metal workers, electricians and others injured in construction work and the industrial trades. And we regularly represent police officers, nurses, warehouse workers, truck drivers and anyone hurt on the job.
Although workers’ comp is your right, a carrier might deny your claim under certain circumstances. A common cause of denial is filling out a claim incorrectly or failing to report the accident or injury to the employer. This is an important reason why the involvement of a lawyer early in the process can make a difference.
Following are some considerations about workers’ compensation:
- In Illinois, as in the rest of the country, you are entitled to this right in exchange for giving up your right to sue your employer or co-workers (even if their negligence caused your accident.
- However, if the negligence of a third party caused your accident, you may have a lawsuit for money damages in addition to your workers’ comp benefits. Kevin Wolfe regularly pursues third-party liability claims in construction accidents and other workplace accidents, such as lawsuits against subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, utility companies or property owners.
- Work injuries do not always arise from a specific accident or incident. You can collect workers’ compensation benefits for repetitive stress injuries that develop over time or from occupational exposures to chemicals, noise or other health hazards.
- You should notify your employer of your injury as soon as possible and seek medical treatment. Any delay in this notification may jeopardize your workers’ comp claim.
- In case of disputes or severe injuries, a workers’ comp lawyer can assist you in understanding and defending your rights.
Workers’ comp is your automatic right. If your insurance claim was denied or you have not received benefits after notifying your employer, call Harvey & Stuckel to learn your options.
Protect Your Benefits. Call Now.
We are proud to assist clients in Peoria, Bloomington and throughout Illinois with their workers’ compensation needs. Call 309-431-2999 or fill out our online contact form to meet and discuss your concerns and priorities. Your initial consultation is cost-free.