Suffering a work-related injury can be disastrous for state employees. With today’s budget crisis, the fear of unpaid medical bills, delayed disability payments, and arbitration delays can cause unnecessary stress to you and your loved ones.
Illinois law requires most employers to carry workers compensation insurance. However, the State of Illinois pays state workers compensation claims. The claims are defended by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the combined arbitration and appeals process can take several years to complete. Presently, many State of Illinois workers compensation settlement contracts contain “delayed payment” clauses which allow the government to delay permanent disability payments for six months’ time.
At the Noll Law Office, our attorneys know how important state workers compensation benefits can be to keep up to date on simple things like mortgage and electric bill payments. Our family-operated law firm can assist you with workers compensation claims process, helping you to obtain:
- Coverage of the medical bills reasonably necessary to place you at the maximum medical improvement that is possible following the injury;
- Disability wages when you cannot work for a period of time following a work-injury (for example, when you are recovering from surgery);
- Disability wages when you are working on “light duty” for less compensation after a work-injury;
- Vocational rehabilitation;
- Permanent partial disability benefits, if you sustained a permanent disability or disfigurement from a work injury, but can continue to work;
- Permanent total disability benefits if you are injured and become permanently unable to work (for example, if you suffer a severe spinal injury); and/or
- Death benefits for surviving family members
If the State of Illinois has denied your claim, the Noll Law Office can also “arbitrate” your case in front of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (“IWCC”). Our family firm is renowned for honest, compassionate communication with clients and aggressive advocacy in court. All of our attorneys are experienced trial litigators and will keep you abreast with all steps in the litigation process.
If you or a loved one would like a free consultation, call today at (217414-8889. You will not be a charged unless our firm obtains a settlement offer on your behalf or wins at trial.