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Many different lines of work are known for causing repetitive injuries that can put a significant strain on an employee’s ability to perform his or her duties. You don’t necessarily need to have suffered a major workplace injury (such as a broken bone or traumatic brain injury from a forklift accident) to qualify for workers’ compensation. If your everyday job duties have resulted in a long-term disability or illness, you may be entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, these types of workers’ compensation claims are often more difficult to prove. If you find yourself in similar circumstances, you could benefit from hiring an experienced work injury lawyer. Stephen R. Martay, one of Illinois’ top workers’ compensation and work-related injury attorneys, understands the hardship that any type of workplace injury or illness can cause for an employee, whether short-term or long-term. As such, he will fight aggressively on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve.
Not every injured worker in Illinois will need to hire a lawyer; however, doing so can significantly increase the chance of your claim being approved. If your injuries are not clearly work-related, or if your employer’s insurance company disputes the severity or permanence of your injuries, reach out to a skilled workers’ compensation law firm as soon as possible. Stephen R. Martay can provide assistance with your claim from start to finish.
It is important to note that in Illinois, you do not need to prove that your employer was at fault, or even that your employer’s negligence to follow occupational safety regulations caused your injuries, to be eligible for workers’ compensation. While conditions that result from workplace accidents are almost always obviously related to one’s job duties, chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome should be considered equally valid. If you’ve been denied compensation for any type of repetitive work injury in Illinois, contact Attorney Stephen R. Martay today to arrange a free consultation. Stephen will evaluate your case in detail and help you fight back against your employer’s insurance carrier in court, if necessary.
Common Examples of Injuries That Can Qualify a Laborer or Other Employee for Workers’ Comp
While workplace accidents are typically more common in dangerous occupations such as construction, employees in all industries can suffer injuries that affect their quality of life. Chronic pain that results from repetitive tasks that an employee performs daily could necessitate expensive medical treatment or time out of work. This is just one of the many situations in which employees should be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Here are some other common examples:
Repetitive motions such as lifting can cause permanent back injuries that necessitate long-term medical care. If your back injury has impacted your ability to do your job or changed your life in some other way, you deserve compensation. Proving that your injury was in fact work-related is not always easy. That’s where an experienced work injury lawyer can help. Attorney Stephen R. Martay, who has successfully handled many workers’ compensation claims in the state of Illinois over the years, can help you gather and organize all necessary medical records to increase your chance of being approved.
OSHA regulations are designed to ensure that work environments are not only safe, but also equipped to support employees’ long-term health. If you are frequently exposed to toxic substances at work, or if you suffer chronic pain as a result of working in a non-ergonomic setting, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover the cost of medical care and replace lost wages. Of course, there are plenty of situations in which it makes sense to file a third-party claim as well as a workers’ compensation claim. Attorney Stephen R. Martay can help you understand your options and determine the best possible course of action for your situation.
How an Experienced Work Injury Lawyer Can Help You Claim Compensation
The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim for a chronic injury or illness can be complex and intimidating. Fortunately, you don’t have to face it alone. Attorney Stephen R. Martay is here to guide you through it. He will represent your best interests and provide sound, reliable legal representation.
While you do not need to prove negligence on the part of your employer to receive workers’ comp in Illinois, you may be able to recover additional compensation in a third-party claim in a limited number of situations. Attorney Stephen R. Martay can also provide comprehensive assistance with personal injury claims. He will work quickly and efficiently to ensure you receive the money you’re owed from the at-fault party. He also understands that workers’ compensation claims can be just as complex; as such, he is ready to provide you with thorough, knowledgeable, personalized counsel throughout the process. In order to obtain the benefits you deserve, you will need evidence of the following:
Your injuries are work-related: Many claims are denied simply because it is unclear whether the employee’s condition resulted from their work duties. A skilled workers’ comp lawyer can help you gather and present sound evidence to ensure your claim is taken seriously.
Your condition involves long periods of time out of work: It’s unlikely that you will receive a significant payout from the insurance company if your injury only prevented you from working for a few days. However, as your dedicated workers’ compensation attorney, Stephen will continue to fight on your behalf for a fair settlement.
Your injuries prevent you from working without accommodations: Even after you’ve returned to work, you may be able to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. Attorney Stephen R. Martay can help you understand your rights and options under Illinois workers’ comp law.