Many injured workers do not want to hire an Illinois worker’s compensation lawyer after they have been hurt on the job because they do not want to “rock the boat” and get their employer and their worker’s compensation carrier upset with them for having hired a lawyer. Here are a few good reasons to hire a Chicago worker’s compensation lawyer before you have problems with your case that requires the help of a lawyer:
- Make sure that you are aware of all of your rights under the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act. You would not believe the number of people who contact us because even after their medical and TTD was paid while they were off work, they were not sure that they were entitled to a settlement, even after under going surgery.
- Help make sure that your TTD payments are for the proper amount. Many people find it difficult to get by with the reduced income while off on worker’s compensation, so every little bit helps.
- Properly evaluate your case for settlement. Experienced Chicago worker’s compensation lawyers know how a fair worker’s compensation settlement is measured for the kind of injury you have.
- If you do have problems with the insurance company and your benefits are suddenly cut off (which does happen), it is very difficult for your lawyer to go to court quickly to get them reinstated when they have to start from scratch because they do not have a file on you with your medical records.