Edwardsville Workers Compensation Lawyer

If you are having an issue filing a worker’s compensation claim or you have not receive adequate coverage for your work-related injury, contact an experienced Edwardsville workers compensation lawyer from TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation case consultation. We can assist you in filing your claim or discuss your legal options to seek compensation for inadequate coverage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Worker’s compensation generally covers a percentage of lost wages and medical expenses for an injury that an employee suffered while at work.

Generally, no. Worker’s compensation only covers injuries that directly resulted in expected duties from work.

If you are having issues filing a claim or you have not received adequate coverage for a work-related injury, you should consider hiring an Edwardsville workers compensation lawyer to assist you.

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Edwardsville Workers Compensation

Work injuries are largely unavoidable if proper precautions and safety measures are taken. However, that does not mean they don’t happen.

In 1919, Illinois established one of the nation’s first workers’ compensation laws to protect injured workers. Due to the rise of the manufacturing industry and subsequently, the rise in worker’s deaths due to unsafe conditions, regulations were needed. While the mandates and regulations have proven to be a significant factor in increased worker safety, errors are still made which can cause injuries and, in some cases, deaths, of workers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in the United States in 2017. The statistics do not lie – workplace injuries are common.

If you, a friend, or family member was injured while working, it is important to contact an Edwardsville workers’ compensation lawyer. Hiring an Edwardsville injury lawyer may seem like one extra step that you may not need, but what happens when you run into legal issues? What if your employer refuses to pay or your workers’ compensation claim is denied and you are unable to recover the wages you lost while recovering from your injury at home instead of on the job? In this case, a lawyer would be able to help you hold your employer accountable for their negligence.

 

What Injuries Does Workers Compensation Cover?

Generally, workers compensation covers :

  • Any injuries to an employee that occurs on the employer’s property or at an employer’s event in which the employee is not in an inebriated state.
  • Any injuries to an employee that occurs on the employer’s property that results from the employer’s faulty equipment.
  • Any injuries to an employee that occurs due to exposure to dangerous workplace conditions.
  • Any affliction to preexisting conditions.

  An employment law attorney can help guide you through the process of what workers’ compensation covers in terms of your specific case.  

Common Workers Compensation Claims

Worker’s compensation claims can include a number of injuries including:

  • Slip and fall
  • Falling from an elevated surface such as a ladder
  • Severe cuts and lacerations
  • Hearing loss
  • Skin damage
  • Chemical exposure
  • Auto accidents while operating a company vehicle
  • Malfunctioning machinery
  • Construction accidents such as a piece of equipment or building material falling
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

  If you have suffered from an injury, it is imperative you contact 911 or go to an emergency room right away. While some injuries may not seem serious, there may be underlying, internal injuries that you don’t know about. It is better to be checked out and realize everything is okay than to let an injury get worse which could cause life-threatening side effects down the road. Once you have received medical attention, notify your employer of the accident. This is an important step primarily for a future workers’ compensation claim. If you fail to notify your employer of your injuries and the circumstances, it could prevent you from filing a claim and receiving compensation later.  

What Will Compensation Cover?

When you are injured in a workplace accident, you would have suffered from a number of damages.

In law, “damages are monetary compensation for loss or injury caused by the wrongful act of another.”

Recovering damages and holding the individual or organization responsible for your injuries are the main goals of a workers’ compensation lawsuit. Typically, you and your lawyer will discuss your case to determine the amount of damages you have suffered which can include, but not limited to:

  • Lost wages and earnings
  • Unexpected medical costs
  • Inability to participate in the workplace
  • Long term consequences of the injury
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Other unforeseen costs

 

Occasionally, a workers compensation claim may be denied, but that is not the end of the road. An Edwardsville workers’ compensation lawyer can help you with the appeals process. If you are suffering a work injury, you have a right to receive compensation.

 

Edwardsville Workers Compensation Lawyer

With offices in Illinois and Missouri, TorHoerman Law Firm has years of experience and is well-versed in the area of personal injury litigation. While we cannot erase the accident, we can help you move forward with your life by getting you the compensation you deserve.

An experienced Edwardsville workers’ compensation lawyer can answer any questions you may have. Contact our office for a no-obligation, free consultation from our team of workers’ compensation attorneys. You will be able to instantly determine if you qualify for compensation.

 

“Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Illinois, 2016.” Department of Public Health, State of Illinois, Apr. 2018.

“Damages.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 26 May 2009, www.britannica.com/topic/damages-law.

“Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses – 2017.” Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 8 Nov. 2018, www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh.pdf.

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RESULTS

MORE THAN $4 BILLION AWARDED
IN VERDICTS & NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENTS

$2.4
BILLION

ACTOS INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.5
BILLION

SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$650
MILLION

PRADAXA INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$103.8
MILLION

COX-2 INHIBITORS INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$20
MILLION

TOXIC TORT INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$16.05
MILLION

ANTIDEPRESSANT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$14.8
MILLION

ANTY-PSYCHOTIC DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$12.4
MILLION

BIRTH CONTROL BLOOD CLOT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$11.9
MILLION

HORMONE REPLACEMENT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$8
MILLION

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4.6
MILLION

BLOATING DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4
MILLION

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AT DAYCARE
PERSONAL INJURY

$3.4
MILLION

HEART SURGERY DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.9
MILLION

SGLT-2 INHIBITOR INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.8
MILLION

DEFECTIVE HEART DEVICE INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$2.6
MILLION

POPCORN LUNG INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$1.9
MILLION

TYPE 2 DIABETES DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.65
MILLION

POWER MORCELLATORS INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$1.5
MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$900
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP REPLACEMENT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$800
THOUSAND

DAYCARE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$403
THOUSAND

FLUOROQUINOLONES TENDON RUPTURE
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$300
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL
PERSONAL INJURY

$200
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP LAWSUIT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$150
THOUSAND

PHARMACEUTICAL MALPRACTICE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

ACCIDENT RESULTING IN SHOULDER INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

AUTO ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

DOG BITE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$60
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

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