If you have been injured at work, you may need to know about workers' compensation investigations and what they look...
Reporting a Workplace Injury
Reporting a workplace injury in a timely manner is vitally important. When a workplace injury occurs, there are many things that may be running through your mind. You may be unsure of whom you need to inform about the accident and what the steps are in getting medical treatment. At our law firm, you will have an attorney on your side at all points.
From our offices in Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield, and Chicago, Strong Law Offices represents individuals in workers’ compensation claims throughout Illinois. At our firm, we never side with the insurance company or large corporations. We only represent those who have been injured. Our lawyers are entirely committed to helping you assert your rights and assist in maximizing the number of your benefits in a workers’ comp claim.
How Long Do You Have to Report a Workplace Injury?
Immediately following the incident, you should take action and notify the employer, most often your direct supervisor or manager. There are certain time restrictions for reporting an accident or reporting symptoms from a repetitive trauma injury.
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act requires that all accidents or injuries be reported within 45 days of the accident or manifestation of the condition caused by the repetitive injury.
How Do You Report a Workplace Injury?
Typically, the best way to inform your employer is through writing so there is no misinterpretation of the information and you have a record of the report. Not all organizations have a process for workplace accident incidents, so documenting your incident is of the utmost importance.
Make sure to include important information in your report, such as:
- Date, time and place of the accident
- A thorough description of the accident and the resulting injury
- Your name and contact information
Filing the Claim
The process of filing a workers' comp claim is simple when you work with our firm because we will file the claim on your behalf. All you will need to do is simply sign the documents, and we will make certain the claim is filed with the proper authorities. Our Peoria workers' compensation attorneys will gather and file the documentation, as well as get all the necessary documents in order.
Once the claim is filed, your benefits should begin, such as:
- PTD benefits
- PPD benefits
- TTD benefits
- Medical benefits
- Wage loss benefits
It is our top priority to file your claim as quickly as possible. We understand that getting your benefits is of the utmost importance, and we will work to establish your claim by proving the complete extent of your injuries. Choose the lawyers at Strong Law Offices for your legal needs.
Contact Our Workplace Injury Attorneys
If you've been injured, get Strong today. Contact us at 309-688-5297 to schedule a free initial consultation. We are available at your convenience to make the evening, weekend, home, and hospital appointments.