Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in DeKalb County

Experienced DeKalb and Kane County Attorneys Pursuing Just Compensation

Regardless of where you work or the type of occupation you have, you are at risk of enduring a work-related injury. Illinois workers’ compensation law dictates that employers must purchase insurance to cover any work-related injuries and occupational diseases, regardless of fault. However, it can prohibit an employee from filing a lawsuit against their employer due to an occupational hazard. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you may be entitled to benefits including temporary disability, the right to have your employer fully pay for medical care of your choice, or permanent disability settlements, depending on the severity of the injury.

At Turner & Sackett Law Offices, our goal is to protect workers’ rights while securing just compensation for the full or partial loss of the ability to work due to a work-related injury. We understand the serious nature of any injury or medical condition and can help you obtain an impartial medical evaluation. Additionally, we are persistent in evaluating all possible sources of compensation for our clients. Some work-related injuries may entitle you to compensation beyond workers’ compensation.

To speak with one of our attorneys regarding your workers’ compensation case, call (800) 761-0993 or contact us via our secure online form.

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits

When you apply for workers’ compensation, there are different benefits you can receive based on the severity of your injury and length of your recuperation time.

These benefits include:

  • Medical care: This is care that is reasonably required to cure or relieve the employee of the effects of his or her injury.
  • Death benefits: These are given to any surviving family members if an employee dies from a work-related injury or disease.
  • Temporary total disability: These benefits compensate an employee who is totally disabled from work for a temporary period of time.
  • Temporary partial disability: These benefits are given to an employee while he or she is recovering from an injury and needs to perform lighter-duty work for less compensation.
  • Permanent total disability: These benefits compensate an employee if a medical professional renders the employee permanently unable to work.
  • Permanent partial disability: These benefits compensate an employee for any permanent damage even if the employee returns to work.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Deadlines

According to Chapter 820, Sections 305/6(c) and 305/6(d), an employee has 45 days to inform his or her employer of their injury or occupationally caught disease to receive maximum benefits and a three-year time limit to file a claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. The notice given to an employee’s employer can be oral or in writing and should include the approximate date and location of the accident.

Let Turner & Sackett Law Offices to Advocate for You

Instead of spending your energy bargaining with your employer and the insurance company, take the time to recuperate properly and let our compassionate and dedicated attorneys negotiate for you. We’ve been handling workers’ compensation cases in DeKalb and Kane counties since 1981 and have documented success in recovering just compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses.

Call (800) 761-0993 for a free consultation.

Helping Individuals and Families Throughout Illinois

Client Testimonials
  • “Grateful for their expertise and communication!”

    - Terrence

    Workers Compenation
  • “Alice was so dedicated to winning the case!”

    - Imad

    Workers Compenation
  • “I highly recommend Rick Turner.”

    - Mike

    Workers Compenation
/

Recognized in Our Community

  • Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb
  • American Association for Justice
/

Contact Us 

Get One-On-One Attention 
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.