A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dedicated To Injured Workers
Despite the increased implementation of safety regulations, employees can still be at risk of a serious accident. The attorney at Heartland Injury Law understands that being injured at work can have serious consequences and affect every aspect of a person’s life.
The firm has been a source of help for clients throughout Illinois and Missouri who have pursued the damages they needed to recover and move forward after suffering workplace injuries. We navigate injured employees through the workers’ compensation process as needed. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that does not require evidence that an employer did anything wrong.
In addition, attorney Mike Sudekum reviews the facts to determine whether an injured person can also file a third-party liability personal injury claim against another person or entity that is not their employer.
The Rights Of Employees Hurt On The Job
Laws in Missouri and Illinois work to protect injured workers and help them get back to their jobs. In both states, employees who sustain injuries may be able to receive a variety of benefits, including:
- Temporary total disability (TTD): This can replace lost wages and is dependent upon the amount of money a person earns.
- Medical benefits: If someone is injured at work because of an aspect of their job, their employer is legally responsible for ensuring they have medical treatment.
- Permanent partial disability (PPD or PTD): Money received in damages for a person’s injury.
Accidents that happen in an instant can change the rest of a worker’s life. Heartland Injury Law is there when injured workers need trustworthy guidance and aggressive representation to protect their rights.
Protecting Your Rights And Benefits
Injured workers often run into roadblocks put up by insurance companies in handling their claims. Experienced workers compensation attorneys understand how to fight insurance company denials of benefits and how to get you the benefits that you are entitled to under the law. If your claim is denied, you still have rights.
Get Help From An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
It’s important to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible after being injured at work. Employees shouldn’t rely on the insurance company or their employer to act in their best interests. Instead, they need a legal advocate who can fight for their rights.