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Qualifying for Workers’ Benefits

Skilled Lawyers Help You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Helping you determine if you are eligible for benefits

You may have experienced an injury at work, but how do you know if you actually qualify for workers’ compensation benefits? Your injury must meet certain requirements defined by state law for you to be eligible for benefits. The lawyers at Springfield’s Boshardy Law Office, P.C. know the intricacies of workers’ comp law in Illinois and can help you determine if you have a strong case against your employer or its insurance company. Trust in our more than 20 years of experience serving the needs of injured workers across central Illinois.

Specific requirements for workers’ compensation benefits

Under workers’ compensation law, a workplace injury may be a single incident, such as falling down a flight of stairs or being struck by flying debris, or an ongoing hazard, such as exposure to toxic fumes or repetitive trauma. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act is a no-fault law, which means you may qualify for benefits even if you contributed to your own injury. Generally, your situation must meet the following guidelines to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits:

  • Physical injury. You must have sustained a verifiable physical injury that required medical attention and, in most cases, resulted in lost time at work.
  • Employment. Your injury must be the result of an activity performed as part of your job duties.
  • Course and scope. Typically, your injury must have taken place while you were physically at your job and on your employer’s premises.
  • Notification. You are required to notify your employer or supervisor of any work injury you have sustained. Notice can be given orally, in writing or in person, and it must be done within 45 days of the accident.

Trusted Illinois lawyers help you make sense of your claim

Our firm has a deep knowledge of workers’ compensation issues in Illinois. We can help you sort through the paperwork to make sure that you have a viable claim. If so, we select the right type of claim for your case and follow through with aggressive legal representation.

Call today to speak with an experienced attorney in Springfield, IL

If you would like to learn about your options for filing a workers’ comp claim, consult with the law firm of Boshardy Law Office, P.C. Call us at 217-544-8000 or contact us online. We proudly serve individuals and families throughout Peoria, Springfield and the surrounding communities. You pay no attorney fees unless you collect compensation from your workers’ comp or personal injury case.

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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