Have you or someone you love been hurt in a workplace accident in Illinois? Every employee has the right to a safe work environment. From people sitting behind desks in an office to construction crew, accidents can happen, and workers may be left with injuries as well as medical expenses, lost wages and a temporary or permanent inability to work. For the last twenty years, nearly 5,500 workplace injuries have occurred every year in Illinois, including 200 accidents that resulted in death, according to the Illinois Department of Labor.
While workers in mining, manufacturing, construction and transportation industries are at the highest risk, accidents can occur in any occupation. When accidents happen, you need to understand your rights. The best way to decide how to proceed is consulting with an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer about the details. If your injury was the result of an unsafe workplace or someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to hold them accountable.
Agruss Law Firm, LLC, will help you file an injury claim or lawsuit against those responsible. Our experienced legal team will help you with your workplace injury claims to alleviate financial and emotional burdens associated with:
- Emergency transportation expenses
- Hospital and medical bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Physical therapy expenses
- Medical supplies and equipment costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capabilities
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Types of Common Workplace Injuries
Agruss Law Firm, LLC, offers legal assistance to workers hurt in a wide range of accidents, including the following.
Motor vehicle accidents: This is the leading cause workplace accidents and deaths. Delivery drivers, truck drivers and those who work around vehicles are at risk for these accidents.
Heavy equipment accidents: Workers may suffer head or brain injuries, crushed limbs or serious back and spinal cord injuries from working around heavy equipment.
Machinery: Factories and industrial plants can easily become dangerous work environments, particularly when workers do not receive adequate training to work around machinery or are not given sufficient protective gear.
Falls: Falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries for construction workers. These accidents can also occur from slipping on icy, uneven or wet floors or stairways that do not have proper guards or railings.
Falling objects: Falling objects often lead to serious brain and head injuries, and these injuries may occur at construction sites or in factories or warehouses.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
Illinois workers’ compensation law allows for financial compensation to workers injured on the job. Depending on your injuries, however, these benefits may not be enough to cover your lost wages and medical costs. Filing a third-party personal injury claim or lawsuit may allow you to receive damages not available through a workers’ compensation claim, such as damages for your pain and suffering.
Workers’ compensation is designed to recover your medical costs and some lost wages, but these benefits are often low compared to the actual costs many workers truly suffer as victims of a workplace accident. You deserve you have your rights protected and receive compensation to cover your losses.
Agruss Law Firm, LLC, will fight to protect your rights and work to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. Because there are time limits in Illinois for filing an injury claim or lawsuit, please contact us as soon as possible to protect your right to take legal action. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC, for a free consultation.
We are a Chicago injury law firm representing individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss due to an injury received on the job. Agruss Law Firm, LLC, will handle your personal injury case quickly, will advise you every step of the way, and will not hesitate to go to trial for you.
Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC, does not get paid attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. Therefore, you have nothing to risk when you hire us—just the opportunity to seek justice.