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Put our 40 years of experience to work for you.  We help our clients throughout Central Illinois who are victims of work injuries, auto accidents, and other mishaps caused by unsafe conditions or the negligence of others. Our firm specializes in workers’ compensation, car accidents, and personal injury law.

Trusted Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Belleville Illinois

Are you currently out of work as a result of an on-the-job injury? It’s time to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in your area who can help you navigate this legal situation. At LaMarca Law Office, P.C, we understand the needs of the Belleville, IL community and assist injured workers from all industries. Furthermore, our team has over 30 years of successful legal experience, which we put to work for you to give you the best chance of winning your case. To begin, please contact our office to arrange for a free legal consultation for injuries such as:

• Temporary Total Disability
• Permanent Disability
• Vocational Rehabilitation
• Denied Claim

• Knee, Shoulder & Joint Injuries
• Overuse Syndromes
• Occupational Diseases
• Back & Neck Injuries

• Spinal & Spinal Cord Injuries
• Carpal Tunnel
• Construction Injuries

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What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a type of insurance that all Illinois employers are required to have. This insurance covers both cash benefits and medical treatments that are required as a direct result of workplace accidents and injuries. In a workers’ compensation claim, neither the claimant nor the employer is found to be at fault. If the insurance carrier or employer agrees that the injury was caused by a work-related incident and not by the employee being intoxicated at the time, the claim will be paid. If a workers’ compensation claim is denied, the employee must request a Workers’ Compensation Commission hearing to determine eligibility for benefits. To learn more, contact our office in Belleville, IL, today. We’d be glad to discuss your specific case as well as your options for compensation.

What to Do if I'm Injured at Work

Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be difficult, time-consuming, and confusing. However, it is critical that you follow all the steps correctly in order to give yourself the best chance of receiving the benefits you so rightfully deserve. Believe us when we say that your efforts will be rewarded because the benefits outweigh the time you put into filing a compensation claim. It is critical that you never ignore your health or avoid getting the necessary care you need. If you are unable to pay your medical bills, this is the ideal time to file a workers’ compensation claim. If you are injured on the job in Belleville, IL, you should take the following steps.
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• Get appropriate medical care from a qualified physician.
• Notify your employer within 45 days in Illinois.
• Never agree to give your employer a recorded statement.
• Contact a qualified attorney that can walk you through the process.
• Ask your doctor to clearly explain the nature of your injury.
• Follow all instructions, recommendations, and referrals from your doctor.
• Read the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission Handbook.
• Request temporary workers’ compensation payments.
• Never assume your case is too small – always consult an attorney.

Workers’ Comp Medical Coverage

The Workers’ Compensation Act requires employers to pay for an employee’s medical care related to workplace injuries or illnesses. This could include first-aid, medical, surgical, or chiropractic care. The goal is to aid the employee’s rehabilitation by compensating for their needs, allowing them to heal and, hopefully, recover completely. Employers are also interested in this outcome because it will allow them to re-engage their employees and avoid an unfriendly lawsuit. The Workers’ Compensation Act is meant to be equitable and provide assistance where it is needed. Cases like these should help to improve potentially dangerous working conditions and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. It’s also worth noting that in Illinois, you have the right to see two doctors of your choosing, as well as any doctors they refer you to, for reasonable and necessary care – all of this is covered by the ‘Chain of Referral.’ Contact our Belleville, IL, office to learn more about how your state will assist you with your claim.

Common Workers’ Compensation Terms

Temporary Total Disability – You’re entitled to benefits from your employer while you’re under the care of your doctor and unable to work.

Permanent Disability – This term means that your injury will affect you, in some way, for the rest of your life.

Vocational Rehabilitation – When an injury prevents you from returning to work, your employer may be responsible for vocational training or retaining services for another position.

Denied Claim – Any claim can be denied by your employer or the insurance company for a variety of reasons.

Overuse Syndromes – These are common workplace injuries that happen because of the repetitive overuse of a specific body part.

Occupational Diseases – Occupation diseases refer to illnesses and conditions that happen because of a poorly maintained or unsanitary workplace.

Back & Neck Injuries – These are common workplace injuries whether you work in an office or a warehouse.

Knee, Shoulder & Joint Injuries – Knee, shoulder, and joint injuries can be severe, requiring serious medical treatment and lengthy recovery periods.

Spinal & Spinal Cord Injuries – These are the most serious injuries that we deal with – call us if you’ve received a debilitating injury!

Carpal Tunnel – This is the pinching of the median nerve in your forearm. It’s an overuse syndrome and may cause widespread pain.

Construction Injuries – Construction injuries are common due to the nature of the job. Many times, they result in total disability or permanent impairment.

Factories in Central Illinois

Archer Daniels Midland
Dot Foods
Eaton Corporation
Graphic Packaging International
International Paper
JM Huber Corporation
Kemp Manufacturing
Knapheide Manufacturing
Precision Products
PTL Manufacturing
Shamrock Plastics
Stevens Industries

LaMarca Law Office also proudly serves Bloomington, Collinsville, Decatur, Jacksonville, Quincy, and the surrounding communities.