Geneva Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Experienced Attorneys Pursuing Just Compensation in DeKalb & Kane County
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 workers’ compensation attorneys in Geneva regarding your case, call (800) 653-0198 or contact us via our secure online form.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Workers Compensation Claim?
The experienced workers' compensation attorneys at the Turner & Sackett Law Offices are well versed in the law and will fight for your rights. Our Geneva work injury attorneys will pursue your best interest and help get you the maximum compensation you deserve so you can focus on recovering.
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 the 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.
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 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 Geneva workers’ compensation lawyers 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) 653-0198 for a free consultation.
What is the average settlement for a personal injury?
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. This means that personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.
What evidence is needed for a personal injury claim?
Necessary evidence can vary case by case depending on the specifics of your situation. However, one of the most helpful pieces of evidence is your medical records. If you can prove that you sought medical attention for a serious injury after an accident, you are more likely to receive compensation to cover the expenses associated with said injury. Other helpful evidence includes any photographs of the accident scene, accident reports, witness statements, insurance forms, receipts, and any other physical evidence related to the injury.
What is the personal injury statute of limitations in Illinois?
Under state law, the statute of limitations (or deadline) for most personal injury claims in Illinois is two years from the date of the accident. However, for claims against governmental agencies, there are special limitation periods that may be as short as a year. You should always consult with an attorney on what particular limitations period might apply to your claim. You should seek legal help immediately, as a delay may be fatal to your claim. Unless you have a special exception, your claim will be thrown out if you attempt to file after the limitations period has passed.
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. Although personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range—there may be significant economic and noneconomic factors in your individual case that may indicate that your particular claim would be valued at a significantly higher figure at trial in front of a jury. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. The knowledge of an attorney experienced in jury verdict value is extremely important. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.
What qualifies as a personal injury?
A personal injury generally refers to any bodily injury sustained in an accident, from minor bruises to severe brain trauma. The most common personal injury claims arise from harm sustained from traffic wrecks, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions, and medical malpractice.