Workers’ Compensation 2017-05-20T19:35:50+00:00

Workers’ Compensation

Your Attorney for Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Claims in McHenry County

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Have you been injured at your workplace?  What happens when you are unable to go back to work due to your injury or work-related illness?  Is your injury covered by Illinois workers’ compensation?

Contact our office and let our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys guide you through the claim process.  We are here to aggressively fight for your rights. You cannot afford NOT to be represented.

Some of the injuries and diseases covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act  include:

  • Hernias and other strains
  • Sprains
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CST)
  • Injuries to the back, slipped discs, herniated discs
  • Damage to rotator cuff muscles or tendons (Caused by repetitive arm movements, falling or lifting)
  • Machine or equipment related injuries
  • Trauma caused by falling objects
  • Tendon injuries and tears
  • Damage to or loss of hearing
  • Damage to or loss of  vision
  • Exposure to chemicals (by inhalation or direct contact)
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Nerve damage

Note that this is not a list of all injuries that may be covered by workers’ compensation.   It is vital that you understand your rights under Illinois law with regard to the  compensation you are entitled to.  Our attorneys will take the time to explain the process to you and we will file your claim for lost wages and/or medical expenses.

We know that being injured or ill takes an enormous toll on you, mentally, physically and financially.   In today’s tight economic environment, few can afford not to work and few can afford endless mounting medical bills. That is why you do not pay for our legal services until we get a settlement for you or win at trial.

Commonly Asked Questions

  1. What is workers’ compensation? Under Illinois law, workers’ compensation is a system of benefits, usually paid regardless of fault, paid to employees who experience work-related injuries or illnesses.
  2. What is the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission? To file for workers’ compensation a claim must be filed with the state-run agency, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission or IWCC. This agency   oversees the judicial process put in place to resolve workers’ compensation claims between employees and employers.  This Commission which functions as an administrative court system for these claims is impartial and does not provide legal advice to either party.The IWWC assigns an Arbitrator once the claim has been filed and that arbitrator will help resolve any disputes between you, the injured worker, and your employer.
  3. Who is covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act? With a few exceptions, from the moment they begin their employment, most employees who are hired and whose jobs are situated in the State of Illinois are covered by the Act.

Contact our office today for the confidential, committed and compassionate legal representation you deserve.

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Jean Butler joins D & L Legal Team

We are pleased to welcome new associate attorney Jean Butler to our law firm. Having earned her J.D. from the DePaul College of Law after graduating magna cum laude from DePaul University, Jean comes to Diamond & LeSueur from the Illinois Justice Corps. Jean is compassionate, a good listener and has a strong work ethic. We believe she brings fresh ideas and will be an excellent addition to our law firm.



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