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What Kinds Of Cases Do Workplace Accident Attorneys Handle?

Imagine being hurt on the job and unable to provide for your family. Sadly, many people across the country face this situation after workplace accidents. If you cannot do your regular duties after an injury, speak to an Illinois workplace accident lawyer at Fisk & Monteleone.

You could be entitled to compensation for your wages and medical bills during recovery. Our attorneys have 55 years of combined experience and will ensure you receive the maximum workers’ compensation benefits possible under the law.

Workplace Accident Cases Our Attorneys Handle

Serious injuries can occur in most workplaces, but there are specific job sites in Illinois that lead to more injuries than others. Fisk & Monteleone has years of experience helping people hurt at work in Chicago, Rockford, and throughout Illinois. Some of the job-related cases we can handle are:

  • Construction accidents
  • Factory injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Auto and truck accidents
  • Railroad injuries
  • Caught-between injuries
  • Explosions and fires
  • Machine and equipment malfunction

Common Workplace Injuries

There are many types of accidents on the job that cause serious injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that the following are among the most common workplace violations that lead to injury:

  • Improper or absent protections against falls in construction work
  • Improper or lack of respiratory protection from toxic fumes
  • Improper use of ladders in construction work
  • Insufficient training to prevent falls
  • Lack of proper scaffolding in construction work

These violations lead to various injuries for workers across Illinois and the US. Some of the most frequent injuries are:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries

When Should You Talk To A Workers’ Comp Attorney?

The first step after a job-related injury is to tell your employer, even if you are unsure

how serious it is. Telling your employer immediately is important because it proves that the injury occurred on the job. If you delay, your employer could argue that your injury did not happen at work or was a preexisting injury. You must inform your employer of the injury within 45 days.

After you tell your company and get medical assistance, you should speak to our

workplace accident injury attorney as soon as possible. You have only three years from

the date of the injury to file a lawsuit, so time is of the essence. Also, it is illegal for your

employer to discharge, harass, or refuse to rehire you because you applied for workers’

compensation. If this happens, Fisk & Monteleone can assist you.

Contact Our Illinois Workplace Accident Lawyers Today

After a workplace injury, the last thing you need is to get the runaround from your employer or their insurance company. You need and deserve total compensation for your medical expenses and wages. If you were hurt in a workplace accident and wonder if you should be compensated, speak to our Illinois workplace accident lawyers at Fisk & Monteleone. We have a deep understanding of Illinois workers’ comp laws and will fight for the money you deserve. Call our office today for a confidential consultation at 815-962–0044