Obtaining Compensation For Workplace Injuries
McLean County Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you have suffered an injury on the job, you are likely concerned about getting medical treatment, paying your bills, and getting back on the job. Workers' compensation is available for people who have suffered work injuries. But often, those individuals need a lawyer's assistance to recover all of the benefits that they are entitled to receive.
At McCarron Law Firm, we handle workers' compensation cases for people hurt on the job in Bloomington and throughout Central Illinois. For more than a decade, we have helped workers with their claims and will protect your rights. If you have suffered a work-related injury, talk with us about your benefits as soon as possible to ensure all of your options are available.
Bloomington Work Injury Attorney Joe McCarron Can Help
Being injured on the job is difficult enough. You should not also have to deal with the financial burdens associated with that injury. Our firm handles workplace injury cases that involve:
- Head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Heart attacks caused by unusual exertion
- Repetitive lifting injuries
- Broken bones
- Occupational diseases
- Knee and joint injuries
- Repetitive stress conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Let us answer any questions that you have regarding workplace injuries, as well as third-party claims that may be available in addition to workers' compensation.
Normally, workers should be aware that even if they have a pre-existing or prior injury, work-related or not, any work-related re-injury is compensable. Even if you have already received workers' compensation benefits for that same part of your body, aggravation or re-injury will be compensable.
Injuries Not Immediately Linked To Work
Some injuries are often not immediately linked to work. For example, repetitive motions may lead to injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or traumatic arthritis. Your workers' compensation attorney should be able to identify preliminarily if one of the activities at your workplace is causing your injury.
Moreover, heart attacks and strokes due to work stress, physical or mental, whether they occur on the job or elsewhere, are often considered work related. Dermatitis or skin irritation conditions, heat stroke, assault injuries connected with your employment, injuries in the company parking lot, even if they occur before or after an employee has "punched in" can be recoverable. Silicosis, asbestosis and other lung diseases are often due to work conditions. Finally, injuries occurring at company-sponsored athletic programs or outings with required attendance can be compensable.
Contact McCarron Law Firm About Workers' Comp Benefits
For more information about workers' compensation in Illinois, contact McCarron Law Firm in Bloomington, Illinois. Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION and talk with us about your situation. Call us at 309-820-1010 or toll free at 800-488-7661