Workers' Compensation Lawyer Bloomington Illinois

Have you been injured at work? Ready to pursue the compensation that you deserve? Call the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in your area for the best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. At LaMarca Law Office, P.C., we provide workers’ comp legal assistance to clients in Bloomington Illinois, and all over Central Illinois. Additionally, as a locally-owned firm, we understand the needs of clients in this area. With over 30 years’ experience, call our staff to schedule a complimentary consultation of your claim, including:

• 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 is insurance that all employers are required to have in case of accidents and injuries that take place on the job. This will help the employer pay for medical care and treatments as a result of these workplace injuries. However, workers’ comp claims can get denied, which prompts a hearing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission to decide on your eligibility for benefits.

What to Do if I'm Injured at Work

Workers’ compensation is insurance that all employers are required to have in case of accidents and injuries that take place on the job. This will help the employer pay for medical care and treatments as a result of these workplace injuries. However, workers’ comp claims can get denied, which prompts a hearing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission to decide on your eligibility for benefits.

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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 that your employer pays for health care related to your injury. Health care has been defined to include first-aid, medical, surgical, and chiropractic treatment. Apart from emergency and hospital services, you may receive treatment from two physicians of your choice. Those two physicians may refer you to as many other physicians, hospitals, or clinics as are reasonable and necessary to treat your injury. This is called the “chain of referral.” If your injury is within the scope of the Act, your reasonable and necessary health care expenses within the “chain of referral” will be paid.

Common Workers’ Compensation Terms

Temporary Total Disability – This term means that you’re entitled to benefits while you can’t work and are under your doctor’s care.

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

Vocational Rehabilitation – If an injury prevents you from performing your normal tasks, you may be entitled to vocational training covered by your employer or the employer must retain you.

Denied Claim – A claim can be denied due to a number of reasons such as improper filing, incorrect information and more.

Overuse Syndromes – These refer to pain that arises because of the repetitive use of one part of your body such as carpal tunnel.

Occupational Diseases – This describes illnesses and diseases that happen because of poor or unsanitary workplace conditions.

Back & Neck Injuries – Back and neck injuries are common in all industries, from offices to warehouses.

Knee, Shoulder & Joint Injuries – Knee, shoulder and joint injuries may involve serious surgical treatments 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 an overuse syndrome. It happens when the median never is pinched, causing pain in the affected arm.

Construction Injuries – Due to the dangerous nature of the job, construction injuries are common and may be severe, causing permanent impairment or total disability.

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