Types of Workplace Injuries

Lake in the Hills Workplace Injuries Attorneys

Types of Workplace Injuries that Qualify for Workers' Compensation in McHenry County and Lake County

grayslake il workers compensation lawyersWorkers' compensation is a claim and benefit system for Illinois workers who suffer an illness, injury, or fatality on the job. This system is set up so benefits are available regardless of who is at fault. In exchange for no-fault benefits, workers are generally not able to bring personal injury claims against their employer for the injury. The types of workplace injuries that qualify for compensation are those that are connected to your work. This does not always mean a sudden injury, it can also be an illness or injury sustained over time due to repetitive work activities. Unfortunately, insurers for the employer often make it difficult to receive the benefits you are entitled to. For this reason, it is important to have experienced legal counsel by your side aggressively advocating for your interests as early in the process possible.

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we have a strong track record of success securing benefits for employees that have suffered from all types of workplace injuries in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our lawyers have in-depth experience defending workers' compensation claims in the past for some of the largest employers in the country. We understand the tactics used by the other side to delay and ultimately deny valid claims, and we put our experience and unique skill set to work to effectively counter these tactics and guide workplace injury claims toward a favorable outcome. We also take all our workers' compensation cases on a contingency basis, so you never have to pay upfront attorneys' fees to receive the skilled and personalized representation you deserve.

Common Types of Workplace Injuries in Illinois

We handle claims for a wide range of workplace injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Hand Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spine Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (including Carpal Tunnel and Lifting Injuries)
  • Occupational Diseases (such as Mesothelioma, Legionnaires' Disease, and Other Illnesses)
  • Death (with Benefits Paid to Surviving Family Members)

Workplace injuries sometimes happen suddenly due to a hazardous workplace incident. However, a sizable number of injuries occur due to repetitive motion, repetitive stress, and cumulative trauma. In some industries, substandard work environments also lead to occupational illnesses. A prime example of this is mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer commonly caused by several years of exposure to asbestos.

Some types of workplace injuries are caused by parties other than your employer, such as a subcontractor working nearby on a construction site. In cases involving workers' compensation and third party liability, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury claim against the party that was responsible for the injury.

Contact Our Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers

If you or someone close to you has suffered from a work-related injury, you have the right to pursue compensation. At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we know what it takes to secure benefits even against well-financed adversaries. For a free consultation with one of our experienced workplace injury attorneys, contact our office today at 847-854-8700 (Lake in the Hills) or 847-752-8537 (Grayslake). We assist clients with all types of workplace injuries in Lake County, McHenry County, Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, and Rockford County.

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