Shockingly, States are trying to “dismantle” the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won’t pay your medical bills or lost wages (timely or at all!).
This picture represents no joke. While you may think working in an office is “safe” think again. Even as an office worker, you can fall down a flight a stairs, get hurt tripping on an “uneven” elevator or get an infection after a paper cut or stapler malfunction that gets out of control. It happens.
Workers compensation benefits are not only being slashed but arbitrary time limits are – and have been – imposed. Take action!
In a recent article – really a “study” – by ProPublica found here, ProPublica and NPR found States have been dismantling workers compensation systems and some workers have plummeted into poverty. A true travesty.
In Illinois, you have 3 years to file a claim for workers compensation or it will be forever barred but NEVER wait that long! File immediately to secure your rights and hire a lawyer to fight.
You can contact me here 24/7/365 (and I really mean that as I will answer my phone) if you have any questions about what claims/rights you may have after a work accident and to learn how I may be able to help you or your loved one who may need, or simply want, a second opinion perhaps – in particular, you will find that I listen, take your phone calls and e-mails (and even text messages–BUT NOT WHILE DRIVING!!). I would be honored to help you with your matters – large or small.