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Workers' Compensation

As a worker's compensation law firm serving residents in Bloomington-Normal and now throughout Central Illinois, McCarron Law Firm has become known as the go-to firm for results. 

Owned and experienced work comp attorney Joe McCarron has dedicated his career to helping injured workers. He knows they receive pressure from their employers, unions, and sometimes even families to make quick decisions – often that are not in their best interest. What most truly need is non-biased, intelligent support. Joe listens, informs, investigates, and explores every option, so his clients gain the maximum compensation allowable by law. 

Common workers comp cases handled include: 

  • Factory Injuries – falls, trauma, back injuries, repetitive stress injuries
  • Office Injuries & Illness– carpel tunnel, arm, and shoulder injuries, asbestos exposure
  • Vehicle Accidents on the Job – forklift incidents and accidents, truck accidents, car crashes
  • Permanent and total disability and third-party claims


You Have Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain 

It's important to get the information you need so you know your rights. You can choose to talk to the attorney of your choice. Decide to work with someone that works for you – and only you. Consultations are always free at McCarron Law Firm. And, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that when you get paid, we get paid.


Were you injured at work in McLean County? 

Joe McCarron has been serving Bloomington-Normal residents for over 20 years. He's represented those at most companies across the Midwest and encourages you to seek local support – an attorney that will be on your side when you most need it. Have you been injured on the job at one of the following organizations? The City of Bloomington, Town of Normal, Unit 5 Schools, McLean County Government, District 87, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn – Carle Hospital, AFNI, Heartland Community College, State Farm Insurance, Illinois State University, Country Financial, Lincoln College, Rivian, Bridgestone/Firestone, Stark Industries, Snyder Companies now Tentac Enterprises, and Ferrara Candy Company. If so, McCarron Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve.  


I was injured at work, what should I do? 

Following a work-related injury or illness, an employee should report his injury or disease to his or her immediate supervisor, foreman, or another person in charge as soon as possible and not later than 45 days following the date of the accident or incident. Your notification should include the date, time, and place of the accident or incident, along with a general description of what occurred. There are several exceptions to this rule; therefore, you should contact an attorney even if you do not believe you gave notice within this time period.


It's been a while since I was injured at work. Can I still file a claim?

Time limits do apply for workers' compensation claims. Typically, a claim should be filed no later than three years after the accident or two years after one-stop receiving benefits, whichever occurs later. Special time limits apply for death claims and occupational diseases. However, there are exceptions to these general rules. No matter what has now prompted you to seek support, you deserve to understand your rights and seek compensation if your workplace injury caused lost wages, medical bills, or other loss.    


How are Workers Comp Cases handled in Central Illinois? 

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and the Illinois Industrial Commission's rules provide for a unique arbitration procedure for all those in the state of Illinois. If your claim cannot be settled, it will be tried in front of an arbitrator. After the arbitration, either party can appeal the arbitrator's decision to the Illinois Industrial Commission. A panel of three commissioners will reconsider any issues raised in the case. Although it is rare, appeals can then be made to the Circuit Court, the Appellate Court, and ultimately to the Illinois Supreme Court. McCarron Law Firm works to gain ideal settlements for workers comp clients throughout Illinois, in addition, represents clients in arbitrations and appeals as needed.  

Bloomington workers' compensation benefits attorney Joe McCarron went into the field of law to help people just like you — those who are injured and need an innovative and compassionate attorney to stand up for their rights. For more than 20 years, Joe has served clients in Bloomington and throughout Central Illinois. He understands all aspects of Workers' Compensation Law and uses his knowledge and well-honed trial skills to build strong cases designed to maximize the benefits you receive.


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