The Benefits Of Hiring A Champaign Workers' Compensation Attorney
Many questions arise when a person suffers an on-the-job injury, including:
- Should I tell my employer about my injury?
- Will I be able to afford my medical bills?
- What happens if my injury prevents me from working?
- Do I qualify for workers’ compensation benefits? If yes, how do I obtain them?
At Frederick & Hagle, located in Urbana, we provide answers to these (and other) questions for injured employees throughout the Champaign-Urbana region. We have significant experience advocating on behalf of injury victims, and we have a history of getting positive results that maximize our clients’ workers’ compensation benefits.
Please schedule a free initial consultation today by calling our firm at 217-367-6092 (local) or 1-800-642-1227 (toll free). You may also contact our law office online by filling out a short intake form.
When Should You Hire An Attorney?
The Illinois workers’ compensation system is complex — it is difficult to navigate without an experienced advocate on your side. Please call us today if you are unsure about your rights, aren’t sure whether you should file a claim, or if you are considering filing for workers’ comp benefits alone. While there is no obligation to retain our firm, the sooner we can discuss your situation, the sooner we can obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.
Some individuals feel that their employer and its insurance carrier will be able to resolve their claim, and they therefore do not need to hire an attorney. This is dangerous thinking as your employer and the insurance company do not have your best interests in mind. For example, what if you require additional medical care down the road? Will those costs be covered in your agreement? This is one of many important questions that must be answered before agreeing to accept any settlement offer.
What If My Employer Holds My Claim Against Me?
This is a common concern shared by many injured workers, one which causes people to hesitate filing a claim. All employers in Illinois, however, are prohibited from retaliating against an employee because he or she filed a workers’ compensation claim. If you feel your employer is punishing you for asserting your rights, our firm will work quickly to hold it accountable for its actions.
Other aspects of our service include:
- Helping you promptly notify your employer of the incident
- Getting all of the medical proof necessary to maximize your compensation
- Advising you on the best option for receiving benefits (lump sum vs. continuous payments)
- Negotiating with insurance representatives who might try to diminish the value of your claim
- Ensuring all current and future medical costs are covered
- Appealing denied claims
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Our team is ready to discuss your injury and provide an honest assessment of your claim. We will be happy to answer any initial questions you might have, as well as explain what you can expect as we move forward.
Please call 217-367-6092 (local) or 1-800-642-1227 (toll free) today to schedule your free initial consultation. You may also contact us online.