In the State of Illinois all workers who are injured on the job are entitled under the Workers Compensation Act to prompt, sure and definite compensation for injuries suffered in the course of their employment. Illinois law requires that the costs of such injuries are to be borne by the employer and not by the individual worker. Attorney George Argionis and the attorneys at Argionis and Associates are dedicated to protecting injured employees and their dependents, by ensuring that the injured worker receive the best available medical treatment for the injuries. The Worker’s Compensation Act applies automatically to any worker who works for any State, County, City, Town, and Township, corporate village, school district, public or private corporation.
Under Illinois law all injured workers are entitled to receive three types of benefits:
- 100% of all medical bills related to the work related injury must be paid by the employer.
- Injured worker entitled to receive 66% 2/3 of their normal pay while they are off work for their injury.
- A lump sum settlement after employee has completed medical care.
George Argionis and the attorneys at Argionis and Associates understand that a work related injury can often bring hardship and financial difficulties to an injured worker and his family. That is why George Argionis and the attorneys at Argionis and Associates provide compressive representation regarding their injured workers. We will ensure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries. Further, if you would like a first and second opinion for your medical condition, we will ensure that you receive a first and a second opinion from the best medical specialists in the field. We will also ensure that the employer pay for the first and second opinions. Additionally, we will ensure that you receive your disability pay while you are off work in a timely fashion. Further, we will ensure that the insurance company is paying you the correct amount while you are off work. At Argionis and Associates we will never settle a case until an injured worker has completed all this medical care and he or she feels that they are ready to return to work.
Unfortunately, some injuries caused on the job result in a worker unable to return to his prior employment. Under certain circumstances the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act provides for job retraining of injured workers and alternative jobs that fit within their medical restrictions. At Argionis & Associates, we will ensure that we provide our clients with all the benefits and all the rights that are allowed under the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have been injured on the job and have any questions regarding your rights. The law in Illinois entitles all people who are injured on the job to certain benefits and rights to help them receive the proper medical care that they require. Employers and insurance companies do not often inform an injured worker of all the possible options and all the possible rights they have under the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act. The attorneys at Argionis and Associates promise that they will make sure that you will receive all the benefits that you are entitled to under the law. If you have been injured on the job and have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.