Do I Really Need a Lawyer For My Workers' Comp Claim?

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Advocating for Your Right to Compensation

From minor aches and sprains to debilitating burns and injuries, accidents in the workplace can leave you with costly medical bills and extensive treatments. Considering this, one of your best options when choosing to file a workers’ compensation claim is to hire an attorney with a background in helping employees from various industries obtain the compensation they deserve.

Why Hire an Attorney?

Although workers’ compensation coverage is required in Illinois, insurance companies and employers may still be hesitant to provide compensation for injuries or illnesses obtained through your job functions. Having an attorney by your side throughout the claims process takes away the guessing game of receiving your benefits. They can also offer appropriate representation should your claim need to be taken to trial.

Focus on Your Recovery, Not the Legal Battle

Another reason to hire an attorney for your workers’ compensation claim is that they will make it easier for you to focus on your recovery. When you are busy taking care of your body and getting your health back, an attorney will be advocating on your behalf. They will be working with both the insurance company and your employer to ensure that your medical bills and time off will be covered within the extent of the law and can even help you navigate the sometimes tricky process of filing.

Keep Your Rights Protected

With statutes of limitations restricting the claims process, it is crucial that you contact an attorney about your claim within a timely manner, especially if you are considering taking legal action for workplace negligence.

Choosing the right attorney for your case can be a stressful process, but working with a team with an extensive background in workers compensation can help make it easier. Call (800) 653-0198 to schedule a consultation with a member of the Turner & Sackett LLC team and protect your right to a safe workplace.

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