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McHenry County Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Kane County workers comp attorney

Serving Cook, DeKalb, Boone, Kane, and Winnebago Counties

In Illinois, employers are required by law to have workers' compensation insurance for their employees. If you are injured while on the job, you are entitled to financial compensation. Obtaining full compensation for your injuries, however, is not always easy. Having a knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney to advocate for your rights is often essential. At the law office of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, we have over 30 years of experience helping injured workers obtain maximum workers' compensation benefits.

Workers' Compensation Benefits In Illinois

A workplace injury can significantly impact your life and your livelihood. In Illinois, you have numerous rights under the Workers' Compensation Act. Through your employer's workers' compensation insurance you are entitled a number of different benefits including:

Medical Expenses: All of your reasonable and necessary medical bills including hospital stays and rehabilitative care are covered.

Temporary Total Disability (TTD): If you are unable to work because of your injury or your employer cannot accommodate restrictions imposed by the doctor, you are entitled to receive 66.6% of your average weekly wage tax free.

You have a right to receive Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) to compensate you for your degree of disability as a result of the work injury. The amount that you are entitled to will depend on your degree of disability and average weekly wage. Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) or Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits that are paid to those who are seriously injured and will never fully recover.

A Recent Workers' Compensation Case Victory

In a highly disputed 2017 case, our client slipped and fell at work with no witnesses. He suffered a fractured leg and hip and a subsequent infection that resulted in three separate surgeries. The workers' compensation carrier denied TTD and payment of medical bills. The employer claimed that the worker fell because his “leg gave out” as a result of a previous hip surgery. Attorney Botto successfully tried the case, and the Arbitrator ruled that all medical bills to date must be paid and TTD must be brought current.

Wage Differential Compensation: Payments made to those who cannot continue to perform their job due to their injuries and must accept a lesser-paying job.

Vocational Training: Educational assistance and/or job search aid provided to those who can no longer perform their job due to their injuries and require training to obtain a different job.

While our counsel can be of greatest impact at the onset of your case, we work with clients at all stages of the workers' compensation process. Even if you already have started your claim, we can help maximize your final award.

Dealing With Workers' Compensation Insurers

While workers' compensation insurance is designed to provide compensation for injured workers, insurers typically try to underestimate financial compensation for injured workers. Their goal is to close claims as soon as possible and for the lowest possible payout. Our attorneys will make sure you get all of the benefits you are entitled to and have the time you need to recuperate from your injuries. We are experienced in dealing with workers' compensation insurers, and we know how to protect your rights.

Third Party Personal Injury Claims

While the law in Illinois does not allow injured workers to sue their employers outside the scope of the Workers' Compensation Act, you can file a claim against a third party that shares responsibility for your accident. Third party claims help injured workers get additional financial compensation on top of their workers' compensation benefits. We have helped numerous injured workers pursue third party claims for workplace accidents.

If you have been injured on the job, contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. No matter where you are in the workers' compensation claim process, we can help you pursue full compensation for your injuries. Our office is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and we are available for home visits if you are unable to travel.

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