Personal injury is the legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.
Injuries that occur at work are usually workers’ compensation cases. These injuries can either come from a sudden traumatic accident or a cumulative/repetitive trauma that can take time to develop from job duties.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act serves to help the people of Illinois by providing compensation to those people who have been accidentally hurt, injured, or have suffered death during employment in Illinois.
A work-related accident can be painful, confusing, and emotional. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, it is important to do what is necessary to protect yourself and speak with a qualified Peoria workers’ compensation attorney. Workers’ compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as “workman’s comp” or “worker’s comp”) exist to help those injured in work-related injuries heal, recover, and elevate their quality of life. The process can be complex and lengthy. One mistake can result in claim denial, treatment denial, or even deeper confusion. We can help you understand how to file a claim, what the time limitations are to filing a claim, and what benefits you may be entitled to.
In Illinois, the employer is required to pay the necessary medical expenses of the employee injured while working. In addition, the employer must pay for all necessary first aid and emergency treatment that is needed because of the injury to the employee. We can help you understand what types of medical services are covered.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer by your side – you need The Law Office of Patrick Jennetten. We stand on our reputation and proven results in handling Worker’s Compensation cases in Peoria, East Peoria, Morton, Washington, Pekin, and across Illinois.
If you have been injured while working at a construction site, any resulting legal claim may be affected by workers’ compensation laws, depending on your employment situation and the extent to which your employer is responsible for your injuries.
Airline workers may sustain serious injuries in their positions as flight attendants, baggage handlers, members of the cockpit crew, ramp service personnel, and other roles. Filing a workers’ compensation claim following a job-related injury can help you recover benefits for medical costs, wages from missed work due to injuries, and potentially disability payments.
Most office workers typically sit at their desks throughout the day. Working at your desk for long hours can pose a significant risk of injury including carpal tunnel syndrome, back & neck injuries, eye strain & headaches and job related stress injuries.
Factory workers are often required to do manual lifting, operate heavy machinery and work in sometimes dangerous facilities. Typical injuries include back, musculoskeletal disorders, knee and shoulder joints, broken bones and injuries from repetitive use – injuries that are not sustained in a single accident but over a period of time.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact The Law Office of Patrick Jennetten to discuss your legal rights and options. Call 309-670-2400 or use our online contact form for a free consultation with an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer from our team to learn more about how to get the most out of your claim. Our fee is paid only out of the money we obtain for you.