Do I Need a Workers' Comp Lawyer?

Do I Need A Workers' Comp Lawyer?

Legal representation is not required to bring a workers' compensation claim. But even if your injuries are minor and your case seems straightforward, it is a good idea to talk to an attorney.

Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, offers a free consultation if you were injured at work in the Chicago area. We can advise you on your workers' compensation claim and possible third-party actions. If there is any trouble with your benefits, we will be able to intervene swiftly to enforce your rights.

An Attorney Can Make A Crucial Difference

Our lawyers hold employers and insurance companies to their obligations. We draw on 40 years of experience with Illinois workers' compensation law to address the many issues that may arise:

  • We make sure that your wage benefits are accurately calculated.
  • We advocate for your proper medical care, including access to specialists.
  • We can challenge a denial of necessary treatment such as surgery.
  • We know how to prove injuries are work-related, including repetitive stress injury.
  • We can assert your rights if your claim is denied as a pre-existing condition.
  • We can appeal a low disability rating or denied claim for permanent disability.
  • We identify and pursue lawsuits against third parties outside the scope of your employment who caused or contributed to your work injury.
  • We can negotiate a lump-sum settlement of your medical or wage benefits.
  • We can step in if your benefits are terminated or you are pressured to return to work.
  • We can represent you if your employer retaliates for filing a workers' comp claim.
The Earlier You Involve A Lawyer, The Better

Knowledgeable legal counsel at the beginning of your case can avoid many problems and help you take full advantage of your employee rights and benefits. That being said, we can step in at any point to represent Illinois workers who need legal advocacy.

Call Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, at (312) 781-1977 or fill out our online form and we will reach out to you soon. Our workers' compensation lawyers take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you owe no attorney fees unless we are successful in securing your compensation.

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