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Workers’ Comp Hearing Process

Experienced Springfield Lawyers Assist You During the Workers’ Comp Hearing Process

Representing you in arbitration

After workplace injuries, most employers and insurance companies do the right thing by paying benefits to the injured individuals. When that’s not the case, the arbitration process can be intimidating. At Boshardy Law Office, P.C., our team of attorneys helps you through each step of the workers’ comp hearing process, fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. With more than 20 years of experience behind us, you can trust us to deliver strong advocacy after your workplace injury.

What you need in a workers’ compensation arbitration hearing

Once you file a claim, your employer must respond by paying benefits or explaining in writing why the claim was denied. If you and your employer disagree about whether your injury occurred at work or about how much your injury is worth, your case goes to an arbitration hearing. There are no juries in these hearings, although you and your employer must present evidence to the arbitrator. This third party decides the validity of the claim and, if approved, how much in workers’ compensation benefits the employer needs to pay.

You may need to present the following information at an arbitration hearing:

  • Medical evidence. Medical records and diagnoses establish the extent and seriousness of your injury. This information may include medical treatment records or depositions from your doctors, which is why we encourage you to seek medical attention immediately after your work-related injury.
  • Personal testimony. Your personal testimony provides information about how you were injured and the argument for why the injury meets the standards of a valid workers’ comp claim. This is a chance for you to testify about how the injury affects your life and your ability to earn income for you and your loved ones.

How can a workers’ compensation lawyer help me?

At our firm, we have a long history of successfully managing claims for workers throughout central Illinois. Our attorneys have a track record of securing significant settlements. Don’t hesitate to start the process of filing for workers’ comp benefits — we’ll help you every step of the way.

Speak with a qualified lawyer serving Springfield, Peoria and Quincy today

For more information on the workers’ comp hearing process, speak with an attorney at Boshardy Law Office, P.C. as soon as possible. We work with injured individuals throughout Sangamon, Morgan and Peoria counties in central Illinois. For a free initial consultation, call us at 217-544-8000.

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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