Chicago Area Workers’ Compensation Process
The process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits has the potential to be long, complicated and frustrating. When you obtain representation from an accomplished workers’ compensation attorney, you place yourself in a good position to have the claim resolved in your favor.
At The Law Offices of Millon & Peskin, our Wheaton workers’ compensation attorneys have more than 45 years of combined legal experience. We guide injured workers throughout Chicagoland through the workers’ compensation process.
To arrange a free and discreet consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney, contact us today.
Highlights Of The Workers’ Compensation Process
Our law firm guides injured workers throughout the entirety of the workers’ compensation process. What follows are the four main steps involved.
- Step 1: Report your injury immediately after it happens. In Illinois, you have 45 days to report your injury to your employer. You should also see a doctor and provide the doctor with a history as to how your injury occurred. We can advise you on the choice of doctor you may have available and ensure you see a doctor of your choosing.
- Step 2: File your claim. This can involve lengthy and extensive paperwork and documentation, including medical documentation. Our law firm can ensure that the necessary documents are included in your claim. Medical documentation will play a major role in the determination of your benefits.
- Step 3: If through negotiation, an issue or issues cannot be resolved, attend a hearing with your attorney to address wages, length and type of disability, medical care, vocational rehabilitation, and other matters involving finances.
- Step 4: If you are denied benefits after the hearing, you have 30 days to appeal the decision. We handle appeals before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and in further appeals before the Illinois court system.
Need Help With A Workers’ Comp Application Or Claim Denial? Contact Our Law Firm.
To discuss your questions and concerns regarding the process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, schedule a free initial consultation with the attorneys of The Law Offices of Millon & Peskin in Wheaton, Illinois. We have four office locations serving the Western Chicago suburbs: Chicago, Arlington Heights, Wheaton and Rosemont. Call 630-449-3884 or contact our firm online to schedule a free and completely discreet meeting with a lawyer from our firm.