Lake County Workers' Compensation Attorney
Workers' Compensation Injury Lawyer in Gurnee, Vernon Hills, and Highland Park
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the most respected law firms in Chicago handling workers’ compensation claims. Committed to helping employees navigate the claim process, Attorney Ross J. Peters is a top-rated lawyer who works tirelessly to secure just compensation for his clients.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Also known as workers’ comp, workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that ensures the administration of benefits for any employee who experiences on-the-job injuries, repetitive physical injuries and work-related illnesses. Illinois laws govern workers’ compensation and there are federal laws in place for federal government workers. In general, benefits are available regardless of who is at fault.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Rights in Chicago
The Workers’ Compensation Act is the standard for workers’ compensation claims in Illinois. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) governs employee claims for federal workers. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) hears state-based cases. Attorney Ross J. Peters has participated in numerous arbitrations and is an experienced negotiator and litigator. He understands the complexities of the law and is known for helping his clients understand the process. By law, workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits
- Permanent total disability (PTD) benefits
- Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation/maintenance benefits
- Death benefits
Employers are required by law to either purchase workers’ compensation insurance or gain state approval to pay any claim (self-insure). Employers may not charge an employee for any portion of insurance premiums and are required to post a notice of workers’ compensation procedures. The employer is also responsible for keeping records of injuries and reporting the incidents within the specified time frame to the IWCC.
Helping Employees Handle Workers’ Comp in Chicago
If you have been injured on the job or developed an illness due to work, you need thorough representation to get you the compensation you deserve. If your employer has refused to pay benefits, has paid insufficient benefits or is not compliant with state or federal laws, you have a right to make a claim. There is a specific process to follow to initiate a claim and there are time limits based on the nature of the claim. Attorney Ross J. Peters can help you through the process and answer your questions completely.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your workers’ compensation claim. No fees will be charged unless Mr. Peters recovers money for your claim. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments are available at locations near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.