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Crystal Lake Workplace Injury Attorneys

Crystal Lake injury lawyer

Neck, Back, and Shoulder Injuries in Illinois

Neck, back and shoulder injuries are some of the most common workplace injuries, as they are typical injuries for construction workers and other manual laborers. These injuries can be particularly debilitating and lead to long periods of disability. If you are injured while doing your job, the law says that you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. At the law office of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, Attorney Botto has helped many clients with injuries to the neck, back, and shoulders. He makes sure you receive the full compensation you deserve and are entitled to under the law.

Severe Workplace Injuries To The Neck, Back, And Shoulders

Injuries to the neck, back, and shoulders often occur when someone is lifting a heavy object. Injuries to these areas are also common in falls, motor vehicle accidents, and construction site accidents. They can range in severity from a pulled muscle to permanent paralysis.

Recovering from an injury to the neck or back especially can be an extremely lengthy process that may require months of medical treatment and rehabilitation. During the recovery period, it is likely that you will not be able to work. If you miss more than three days of work because of your injury, you are entitled to Temporary Total Disability. This is a benefit that pays 2/3 of your average weekly wage tax free until your doctor determines that you have reached maximum medical improvement, or your employer can accommodate your physical restrictions.

Under the rules of the Workers' Compensation Act, injured workers are not entitled to receive compensation for the pain and suffering regardless of how serious and debilitating the injury may be. Many of our clients are stunned by this revelation. In large measure, the Act is designed to limit the insurance company's exposure rather than compensate the injured worker fairly for his /her injuries. Recent revisions to the Act in 2011 further eroded the worker's ability to receive fair compensation for serious injuries. For example, by limiting the number of years that an injured worker may be entitled to Permanent Total Disability.

Neck, back, and shoulder injuries are some of the most common and debilitating injuries in the work place. Frequently, the injured worker is unable to return to work for several weeks and the sudden loss of a reliable source of income can be traumatic. The worker goes through uncertainty or even fear of losing his/her job while trying to receive the appropriate medical care. Our attorneys understand how a severe injury to your neck, back and shoulders can have an enormous impact upon your life as well as on the lives of those who depend on you.

Contact An Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If your neck, back, or shoulders have been injured while you were at work, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We have an office in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where we offer flexible appointment hours and can make home visits for those who cannot travel.

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