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Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Were you or a loved one injured on the job in Illinois? If so, you are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a state-run mandatory insurance plan that provides compensation to employees who sustain injuries at work. Each state has enacted laws to compensate employees for workplace injuries. In Illinois, the Workers' Compensation Act provides for the payment of benefits to workers who are injured on the job, regardless of fault. Under the Act, employees should immediately report any injuries to their employers in writing and make sure a claim is filed with the Workers' Compensation Commission within 45 days after the date of the accident or the discovery of the injury.

If you sustained an injury at work, you deserve all of the workers' compensation benefits that you are entitled to receive. In Illinois, workers' compensation benefits may include:

  • Lost wages

  • Medical expenses

  • Vocational re-training

  • Surviving dependents' benefits

  • Burial expenses

It is important to note that benefits may be available even if you had a preexisting condition, as long as you can demonstrate that performance of your work duties exacerbated that condition. To learn more about the types of benefits you may be eligible to receive, contact the Illinois workers' compensation attorneys at Nelson, Keys & Keys for a free consultation.

Although many people attempt to file a claim on their own, you have the right to be represented by an attorney in your workers' compensation case. Even minor mistakes on your claim forms can cause your claim to be denied, leaving you unable to work and without income. During this time, you may accumulate mounting medical expenses and household bills that you are unable to pay. You may even face losing your car or your home. Don't let this happen to you. No matter what stage you are at in your workers' compensation claim, our experienced attorneys can help you get the benefits you deserve. We can assist you in the filing of your claim, take over a claim that is already in process, or appeal the denial of your claim. If you were injured on the job, contact an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer now at (309) 786-1622 to discuss your case.

Free Consultation with an Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorney

At Nelson, Keys & Keys, we are committed to providing personal attention to our clients. When you hire our firm, we will thoroughly investigate and diligently prepare your case for trial, not settlement. Our attorneys will answer any questions you may have about your case and promptly return your phone calls. We truly believe in going the extra mile for our clients. For a free consultation about our legal services and how we can help you with your workers' compensation claim, contact Nelson, Keys & Keys at (309) 786-1622 today. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome in your case.