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Work Injuries

Thousands of horrendous injuries and deaths occur at work and job sites across this country each year. Workers are unfortunately often subjected to unsafe work practices, defective equipment, and other unsafe job site conditions.

Workers compensation attorneys seek damages for all types of construction, industrial, factory, and heavy equipment accidents. We will investigate all avenues of negligence including the primary and third parties. Sometimes, workers have injuries that they don’t even realize were caused by their work. A connection may exist between the pain you may be suffering and your job.

The Illinois Workers Compensation Act is a no fault, wage replacement system designed to pay the injured worker both medical benefits and lost wages during his or her period of incapacity from work. The existing system is complicated and can be hard to understand. The Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. can assist you if you have been hurt at the job and ensure that you receive all the benefits you are entitled to under the law.

Remember that a workers compensation claim is NOT a personal injury lawsuit. You are filing a claim against your employer and its insurance company for your injury.

You can best avoid delays and insufficient compensation and coverage by retaining the services of a law firm that knows how to successfully file a workers’ compensation claim. Ronald F. Wittmeyer, Jr. has twenty-six years of experience and will bring his reputation for service and results to ensure that your weekly benefits are paid; you get the care that you need, and your settlement covers your injuries.

Injured workers involved in a work related accident may be entitled to receive: – Medical treatment (Remember that generally, you may treat with up to two doctors of your choice at your employer’s expense) – Temporary total disability benefits – Permanent partial disability benefits – Vocational rehabilitation – Permanent total disability benefits – Death benefits – Third party personal injury claims – Social security disability

It may not be easy to obtain these benefits. It may be very important for you to contact an attorney for assistance. In Illinois workers compensation, the attorney’s fee is a contingent fee. Under a contingent fee agreement, there is no attorney’s fee charged, if the injured person does not secure a recovery. In Illinois, the amount that can be charged by your lawyer for your claim is set by the State of Illinois at 20% of the injured employee’s recovery. But remember, your employer is strictly prohibited from harassing you or firing you for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

If you are in need of a workers compensation attorney, please call the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. Attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer provides personal service for his clients and you can trust him every step of the way.