One of the most difficult aspects of being injured at work is understanding what your next step should be. Obviously, you should seek medical treatment for your injury, but even that is not as clear cut as it may seem. How much will your doctor’s visit cost and can you afford it? Since you were injured at work, will your employer pay for your medical bills? Can you see any doctor, or must you see a company-approved physician? What if you can’t work anymore? Yet these complicated questions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding the rights of an injured worker.
The reality is that the laws and procedures for applying for and receiving workers’ compensation benefits are vast, convoluted and constantly changing. In a fair world, every injured worker would immediately receive the help he or she deserves. But in fact, even when the law and/or the courts clearly state an injured worker is due workers’ compensation benefits, actually obtaining those benefits can require a tremendous amount of time, energy and legal expertise. With so much required to achieve benefits, many injured workers turn to the workers’ compensation experts at the Law Offices of Millon and Peskin.
Why is it so vital to have an advocate on your side with the expertise in winning workers’ compensation cases?
A worker deserves to receive the best treatment for their injuries. Often employers or insurance providers will attempt to restrict payments for medical treatment or force injured workers to see company-paid doctors. However, injured workers who are limited in the medical treatment they receive are more likely to return to work before their injuries are fully healed, risking further injury. Your legal representative at Millon and Peskin will help ensure you receive the care you need. Additionally, making certain an injured worker receives a fair and unbiased assessment of their injuries by a personally-chosen physician far better ensures the overall success of their case.
Dedication and Expertise
An injured worker may be eligible for a variety of awards, from medical payments to replacement income. While employers or their insurance agencies often attempt to limit your award or force you to settle for a reduced amount, your Illinois workers compensation lawyer will help make certain you receive the full benefits you deserve. Additionally, if awarded benefits are not paid in a timely manner, they will pursue not just your overdue payments, but seek additional fines for slow or nonpayment.
Employers and insurance providers often tie workers’ compensation claimants up in red-tape, hoping you will make a mistake, or just give up and go away. Fighting these tactics alone requires countless hours, and can end up taking months and even years to resolve. As a result, far too often injured workers’ claims are denied. Having the Law Offices of Millon and Peskin on your side means an expert is always advocating for you, cutting through the red-tape, and allowing you to focus your energy on healing and living.
About the Author: Brooke Haley is a Marketing Associate at Millon & Peskin, Chicago workers compensation lawyers that practice in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury. Millon & Peskin is a General Civil Litigation Practice with the goal of representing the interests of injured workers, throughout all applicable Courts in the State of Illinois. For more information about Illinois workers compensation attorney,please visit www.millonpeskin.com.