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Workers Compensation
It is not uncommon for people to be injured while at work. A construction worker may be injured while performing duties at the job site, a secretary may fall from her chair and, in general, people may sustain injuries in countless ways while at work. When this happens, the injured person may be entitled to compensation under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act is not based upon fault, but only requires that an injury resulted and that the injury was related to the injured person’s work.
Employers in Illinois are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance. As a result, claims under the Act are not against the employer, but are against the insurance company, and an employer is prohibited from retaliating against an employee who makes a claim.
In addition, sometimes injuries at work are caused by the carelessness of people other than the employer. When this happens, in addition to compensation that may be available under the Workers Compensation Act, an injured person may also be entitled to compensation directly from those people whose carelessness caused the injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured while at work you should contact The Howard Law Firm llc right away for a free consultation, particularly because there are time limits within which an injured person must make workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. Please remember that if we take your case we will not charge you any fee unless we obtain a recovery.