Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Springfield Illinois
Your Rights under the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act
An employee injured while performing work-related activities has certain rights to compensation under the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act. Generally, all injuries which arise from your employment are compensable, without regard to fault or negligence. Our unions and labor organization have fought long and hard to see that this legislation was enacted and stays in force. The Act does not, however, work automatically. Knowing and protecting your rights is very important.
Worker’s Compensation benefits are like insurance. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you are not covered. ALWAYS CONSULT A QUALIFIED ATTORNEY.
Denied Workers’ Comp Claims
Has your claim been denied? Read below about why this happens, and what you can do to pursue the benefits that you deserve.
Reasons for Workers’ Comp Denial
- It has been determined that no covered loss occurred.
- It has been determined that the loss is excluded from the policy.
- The injury was not reported in time.
- The claim was not filed in time.
- The employer disputes your account of the incident.
- You didn’t seek proper medical treatment.
- Insufficient evidence that injury is work-related.
Appealing Your Denied Claim
When a workers’ comp claim is denied, the employer must provide reasoning for the denial. Upon denial, you may want to appeal your claim.
This involves presenting your case in front of the Workers’ Compensation Commission to prove your claims and receive the benefits that you deserve. If your claim has been denied – contact LaMarca Law Office right away for more information about the appeals process.
Overuse Syndrome is a term that refers to an injury that affects a specific part of the body due to repeated use and subjecting the body part to too much stress over a long period of time. These injuries are common in office jobs. However, overuse syndrome can occur in any occupation – here are some common ones:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Patellofemoral Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Stress Fractures
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- IT Band Syndrome
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow