Chicago Workers’ Compensation Injury Lawyer

Cook County Types of Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Workers' compensation is a system of benefits paid by employers to workers who experience job-related injuries or diseases. This means that benefits are available to workers regardless of who is at fault for the accident or injury.

In order to qualify for benefits under the law, an injury or illness must “arise out of and in the course of employment.” There are a variety of injuries that qualify.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Injuries

  • Pre-existing medical conditions that are aggravated by a work-related injury or work activity
  • Repetitive trauma injuries, which are injuries caused by the performance of repeated physical actions (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears)
  • Illnesses that arise because of repeated exposure to harmful substances such as chemicals or toxins
  • Injuries that occur while participating in work-related events
  • Injuries that occur because of extreme physical or psychological stress

Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits:

While benefits are generally limited to coverage of medical expenses and lost wages, you may also be eligible for a loss of future wages claim, which requires proof determined by a vocational specialist. The level of benefits paid out for a disability varies depending on the degree of permanency caused by the injury and your average weekly wage or compensation level at the time of the injury.

At the Law Offices of Francis J. Discipio, our experienced attorneys can help you pursue your workers’ compensation claim.  We work to protect your rights and serve as your advocate, especially if you have been denied benefits or care. We represent cases across a variety of industries and work closely with medical experts that assist us in proving compensability. We serve the greater Chicagoland area and Cook and DuPage counties.

If you have been injured at work, contact our workers’ compensation law firm for a free consultation. Our attorneys will assist you in navigating your workers’ compensation claim and get you the benefits you deserve.

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