Champaign Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Workers' Compensation Claims in Champaign, IL
Employers are responsible for providing employees with the proper safety equipment, training, work environment, and other legally mandated workplace standards. Safety is a high priority in many occupations as injuries could result in serious physical consequences for employees and substantial financial ramifications for employers. If you are injured in a work-related accident, then you may be entitled to collect money damages through a workers' compensation claim for the injuries that you have suffered. The filing process can be difficult, so it is beneficial for you to consult with a Champaign workers' compensation attorney from our firm to ensure proper procedure is followed.
The workers' comp claim process begins when you are injured; you must notify your employer within two days of the accident. Your employer will compile documentation, and you will fill out paperwork to be sent along with your employer's to a workers' compensation coordinator. The coordinator will compile additional documents and send these along with yours to the Illinois Department of Labor and to the employer's insurance company. The insurance company will then launch an investigation into the specifics of your situation and either deny or accept your claim and apply the appropriate benefits.
How to Appeal a Denied Workers' Comp Claim
If your workers' compensation claim is denied, then it is important to understand the various options that you may have. First, you may be able to seek legal representation in order to ensure that the insurance company is not unlawfully denying your claim or to appeal the denial. Another option that you may have is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual or party that caused your injuries. At Petty Law Office, P.C., we can provide you with the information and legal representation that you need on your side in order to achieve the results that you want. We offer a
free case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice regarding your case without making any commitment to our firm.
Contact a Champaign workers' compensation attorney from our firm today for the representation that you need!