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 – 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
Bunn
Caterpillar
Dot Foods
Eaton Corporation
Graphic Packaging International
International Paper
JM Huber Corporation
Kemp Manufacturing
Knapheide Manufacturing
Precision Products
PTL Manufacturing
Shamrock Plastics
Stevens Industries
Sysco

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