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Filing a Claim for Workers’ Compensation

Adept Attorneys Offer Help with Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Springfield, IL lawyers assist you so you file right the first time

Dealing with a work-related injury is difficult enough without having your benefit payments delayed because you filed the wrong paperwork, filed it incorrectly or chose the wrong type of claim. At Boshardy Law Office, P.C., our attorneys know the process for filing workers’ comp claims in Illinois. You can trust in our more than 20 years of experience to help you get the benefits you and your family need.

What you should do to file a workplace injury claim

If you are unable to work for three or more days because of a workplace injury, you should take the following actions:

  • Seek medical attention. If you suffer a job-related injury, seek medical treatment immediately. This may reduce the severity of your injuries, and it provides documentation that you may need to prove your case.
  • Report your injury. In Illinois, workers are required to report all workplace injuries to management or supervisors as soon as possible, and at least within 45 days of the accident. You can do this in person or in writing.
  • File a claim. If your injury leaves you unable to work for three days or longer, file a workers’ comp claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission by filling out an application for an adjustment of claim.

Don’t hesitate to seek the workers’ compensation benefits you need

While some workers are afraid of dealing with their employers after filing a claim, the truth is that most of your communication occurs only with your lawyer and your company’s insurance provider. If your employer does not begin paying benefits, you are entitled to receive a written explanation of why you were denied, including whether additional information is needed from you. An experienced injury lawyer can help you appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim. We work hard to get you the benefits you need so you can focus on your physical recovery.

Skilled legal team in Springfield & Peoria, IL stands by your side

For a free initial consultation with the law firm of Boshardy Law Office, P.C., call us at 217-544-8000 or contact us online. From our office in Springfield, we serve individuals and families throughout Sangamon, Morgan and Peoria counties. We charge no attorney fees unless we get you workers’ comp benefits.

Settlements & Awards
  • Mattoon. 13 IWCC 0307.

    52-year-old worker. 9th grade education. Left hand tendon laceration. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $436.64 per week for life.

  • Champaign. 08 WC 024676.

    54-year-old CNA. Bilateral shoulder surgeries. Permanent restrictions. Two vocational experts failed to locate suitable light duty work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $441.93 per week for life.

  • Springfield. 07 WC 022228.

    66-year-old maintenance worker. Failed two level lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $538.36 per week for life.

  • Quincy. 12 IWCC 0936.

    56-year-old municipal worker. Lumbar and S1 radiculopathy. Permanent work restrictions. No surgery. Failed job search. Awarded $466.13 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $581,730.00

  • Quincy. 12 IWCC0715.

    52-year-old CNA. Lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $420.33 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $671,571.96.

  • Springfield, IL. 07WC33626.

    63-year-old truck driver. Four shoulder surgeries. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $802.61 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $780,467.00

  • Quincy, IL. 09WC47036.

    56-year-old street worker. Disc injury. No surgery. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $466.13 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of award is $586,577.99

  • Quincy, IL. 06WC39148.

    52-year-old LPN. Lumbar fusion. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $420.33 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of award is $677,571.00

  • Springfield, IL. 10IWCC0667.

    56-year-old union pipe-fitter. Injured forearm/surgery. Permanent restrictions. Job change. Wage loss. Awarded wage differential of $550 a week for life. Total lifetime expected payout is $833,804

  • Springfield, IL. 10IWCC0875.

    54-year-old union laborer. Spinal injuries and head trauma. Unable to return to work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $642.50 per week for life. Total lifetime expected lifetime payout of $998,400

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    What happens if my workers compensation claim is denied?

    Lawyers at Boshardy law office, located in Springfield, IL answer your questions about what happens if your workers compensation claim is denied. If you need legal help with a work injury or workers comp case, contact the law firm at 800-595-5345. We offer a free consultation.
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