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Workers’ Compensation: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls When You’ve Been Injured at Work

Workers’ Compensation: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls When You’ve Been Injured at Work

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Injured at work?  What do you do now? Fortunately, Illinois has a system of Workers’ Compensation benefits that are designed to help you.  Unfortunately, there are many steps in the process of obtaining benefits for your injury, and those steps can be very complicated. 

For instance, did you know that although the statute of limitations for a workers’ compensation claim is three years, not giving your employer notice within a much shorter amount of time could completely bar your recovery? 

Did you also know that you may only choose two doctors for your treatment and seeing additional doctors can result in out-of-pocket expenses that won’t be covered by your workers’ compensation benefits?   

Furthermore, something as simple as informing your medical providers that your injuries are related to a workers’ compensation claim can substantially affect you.  Failure to do so could result in bills stacking up and being sent to collection agencies, ultimately harming your credit score which could take years to fix. 

Lastly, how many of you are on Facebook, Twitter, or some other form of social media?  It seems like everyone from age 5 to age 95 has an account these days.  Did you know that posting pictures or comments about your injury, your treatment, or even completely unrelated activities could end up significantly impacting your claim? 

These are just some of a wide array of problems you could encounter when attempting to navigate your way through a workers’ compensation claim.

At this point, I think it is fair to say that not having the representation of a knowledgeable firm can end up costing you a significant portion of your workers’ compensation benefits.  Employers and insurance companies want to resolve your claim quickly and for the least amount of money possible.  We understand the intricacies of the workers’ compensation act and can navigate you over the hurdles to recovery.

We make the intake process incredibly easy.  The initial consultation is completely free. We have a number of offices throughout Illinois and can work around your schedule.  During this visit, our knowledgeable attorneys will take as much or as little time as you need to thoroughly answer your questions.  

No one goes to see an attorney when something good has happened to them. Our goal is to leave you with the peace of mind that you are in good hands and to take away as much of your burden as possible.

Nessler & Associates will work hard to obtain the benefits you need and will provide the representation you deserve.

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