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Seeking help for workers' compensation claims in Illinois

Being injured on the job in Illinois can be a traumatic experience, particularly if the injury was severe. Not only is the individual left with a serious medical condition, but it may be weeks or even months before he or she recovers from the incident. Some injuries result in a short-term disability. However, more severe injuries may result in a long-term or even permanent disability. During that time, the individual may be unable to go to work until he or she regains his or her health. This can add financial worries to what is already a stressful situation. Fortunately, individuals in Illinois who are facing such predicaments may be able to seek workers' compensation benefits.

Workers' compensation benefits are meant to be a financial lifeline for those who are injured on the job, and cannot return to work for a period of time. Workers may wonder how much compensation they are entitled to. In actuality, there may not be an easy answer to this question. The state has a complicated formula to calculate what a worker's award will be, which takes into account a variety of factors, such as how long the individual will be disabled, what the worker earned before the injury occurred and the degree of the injury, among others.

Unfortunately, it is not unheard of for workers' compensation insurance companies to deny a worker's application for benefits, by trying to say that the injury the worker suffered did not actually occur while the worker was on the job. This can be a frustrating situation for an injured worker to be in.

The law firm of Brady & Jensen, LLP, understand the stress that follows a severe injury. They have taken on many workers' compensation cases in the past and are familiar with the employers, regulators and insurance companies involved in such cases. They also are familiar with the complex and ever-changing world of workers' compensation laws. The following overview of workers' compensation in Illinois, may be of help to those who have been injured on the job.

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