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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a new emergency workers’ compensation rule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency rule assumes that frontline and essential workers who are diagnosed with coronavirus were infected in the course of their employment. This allows them to be covered under the state’s workers’ compensation program. These workers include:

  • Firefighters
  • EMTs
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Grocery Store Employees
  • Pharmacy Employees
  • Restaurant Workers
  • Other essential workers

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Every year in the United States, millions of workers are injured on the job, making it difficult for them to support their families and even themselves. Without workers’ compensation benefits, these men and women can find it incredibly difficult just to get by. At the Champaign workers’ compensation firm of Spiros Law, P.C., we understand the pain and frustration you feel when you are not getting the money you deserve. We want to help.

Every year, nearly 4 million workers are injured and have to miss work. One in five American workers will be injured at some point during their lives so severely that they will miss a year or more of work. That’s a total of more than 30 million Americans who will have to rely on workers’ compensation to help pay for their expenses. When you file a worker’s compensation claim, you are not looking to prove that your employer did anything wrong. You are simply claiming compensation for your medical bills, therapy, and other expenses from the insurance policy they are required to carry. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the often tricky claims process and get the full and fair compensation you are owed.

Practice Areas

At Spiros Law, P.C., we have built a reputation for handling cases with care and respect. We have handled a wide range of workers’ compensation cases, including those involving:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Permanent Disability
  • Temporary Disability
  • Workplace Injuries

You are more than a case to us. We know that getting you your workers’ compensation benefits is incredibly important to you, so it’s important to us. Our Champaign workers’ compensation lawyers have the experience and determination you want and deserve.

What are the steps in filing a claim for workers’ compensation?

 

Attorney Sandra K. Loeb explains the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim.
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Do I have to sue my employer for Workers’ Compensation benefits?

Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees who are hurt at work or become ill due to workplace conditions. This coverage exists to protect the employee, and also to protect the employer from legal action. Due to this, employees are usually barred from suing their employer, and instead will need to file a claim to get the benefits they need while they recover.

While a lawsuit is usually not necessary (unless you have a claim for gross negligence or if a third party like a contractor caused you harm) it is a good idea to get a lawyer involved with collecting benefits from the very beginning of the claims process. Remember, you are merely trying to collect employer-provided benefits in the event you get injured on the job. It is not, theoretically, an adversarial relationship, but you will benefit from having experienced representation on your side.

The process of collecting workers’ compensation benefits has three stages. First, you file a claim with the insurance company related to a workplace injury. It is an excellent idea to have a lawyer help you file your claim. We know the workers’ compensation system and can research the specific policy you are covered under. We know the right language to use to improve your chances of success with your claim. The insurance company will investigate the claim, including reviewing the incident that led to the injury, work rules at the time of the injury, the medical evidence of the injury, and other pertinent details. The insurance company may determine if the claim is valid and pay you the amount you requested for the injury, or the insurance company may deny the claim. At that point your recourse is to appeal that denial.

The appeals process is complicated and often adversarial, and you will want to be represented by a workers’ compensation attorney. Tactics that insurance companies deploy include delaying necessary hearings, asking for redundant paperwork, and, in general, making the process as opaque and intimidating as possible to the claimant. Though, a lawyer who is experienced in the workers’ comp appeals process will not be intimidated, knows what the rules for the appeals process are, and can argue your appeal effectively.

However, if your appeal is denied, then you may have to file a lawsuit to have the appeal overturned and get your claim paid. This will certainly require a lawyer to be successful. The insurance company has many lawyers working on workers’ compensation claims whose focus is on paying as little on the claims as they can, as late as possible. The civil litigation process is rule-driven and complex. There are many opportunities for the other side to delay and complicate the process, and you need an advocate on your side if your claim makes it to the lawsuit stage.

Hiring an experienced attorney from the very beginning of the workers’ compensation claim process will level the playing field with the deep-pocketed insurance company. We will handle all communications and negotiations with the other side, which is very important. We will cover all the legal costs of your claims process, which we collect after you win your claim.

A workplace injury is a destabilizing event. It impacts your health, your ability to pay your bills, and many other parts of your life. Hiring Spiros Law, P.C. will allow you to recover from the accident while we fight for the justice and fair compensation you deserve.

Contact Us

Workers’ compensation is an important right. It helps you and your family get by while you are recovering from your accident. If your employer is denying you the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, the Spiros Law, P.C. team may be able to get you the money you need. Contact us today by calling 217-328-2828 for more information.

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"Spiros Law, and specifically the attorney that worked the case Matthew Duco, helped me get a settlement that will allow me to repair my car. I recommend Spiros Law if you need a good attorney! "

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"His attention to detail is above reproach and he most certainly is an asset to his profession. Mr. Spiros always answered my calls within a reasonable amount of time.  He is very pleasant to deal with and I believe that is very important in an attorney. I had no stress in dealing with the process due to Jim. I can not recommend him enough. He is the only attorney I would ever consider using.  "

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"Ms. Loeb listened and addressed my concerns at the consultation, evaluating the situation with professionalism and a friendly manner. My case was resolved to my satisfaction in a short period of time."

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"Every time I met with Miranda or had a phone conversation with her the first thing she would ask was how I was doing and make sure if there was anything she could do for me. I felt during this whole process she made this case very personal to her. I felt I was talking to a good friend and not an attorney. "

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"I would highly recommend Miranda to take your case. She is an excellent communicator and a fast thinker! I am very happy with the result of my case, and all praise is due to Miranda. "

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"Miranda is wonderful in keeping us informed on how things were/are progressing in our case. When we had questions or concerns, we felt comfortable emailing or calling into the office to speak with her, and of course, she gave us honest, truthful answers that reassured us. We've never been down this road before, but having an attorney like Miranda has definitely helped in seeking the justice we feel is deserved."

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"Andrew did an excellent job on my case when I was in a car accident last year. I was injured and couldn't drive to meet with him so he came to me and always kept me in the loop with what was going on. He is very professional, responsive, and made things as easy for me as possible."

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"Patricia always made herself available for my questions and was very prompt with her responces. Every step of the process was explained to me in detail, and I was updated on any progress that was made in my case. I would highly reccomend Patricia for her excellence in working out the best outcome for her client as well as her understanding and compassion. "

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"Thanks to Bill Schmitz for all his pep talks and great sense of humor. You are an asset to the Team. "

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"Bill is a standup guy. Had the experience and knowledge for a successful outcome in my difficult case. Truly listened, gave great advise. "

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"Not only did Mr. Schmitz produce fantastic results far exceeding my expectations, but he was always quick to get back to me and explained the process thoroughly."

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"William is a great lawyer who cares for each of his cases and always does right by them. I felt much better after my consultation with William, as he helped me and guided me through the difficult roads of the law."

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