Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Mt. Vernon, IL
Have you been injured at work or because of your working conditions? Make sure you get the experienced representation you deserve by contacting your local workers’ compensation lawyers. At BementStubblefield, LLC, we provide workers’ comp law advice to those in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and throughout the surrounding areas. In fact, we’re a local firm that takes pride in helping injured workers get the benefits they need to put food on the table. With over 40 years of legal experience, trust us when it comes to your workers’ comp needs. Contact us to schedule your complimentary legal consultation!
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What is workers’ compensation?
While you may have been injured at work, you may not completely understand workers’ comp. In fact, workers’’ compensation is like insurance that all Illinois employers must have for the safety of their workers and themselves. It protects workers and employers from the costs associated with on-the-job injuries.
How do I file a workers’ comp claim?
When it comes to workers’ comp claims, everything depends on the specifics of the case. However, you can expect to follow a basic process when you have to file a claim because of an injury that happened at work. In fact, the basic process for filing a workers’’ comp claims includes the following steps:
- You must first notify your employer and include the details of the injury. In Illinois, you must report any injury within 45 days to be eligible for benefits.
- The second step involves the employer notifying their workers’ comp administrator or insurance company that a claim was filed. They decide to accept or deny benefits.
- Your case will be reviewed and eventually will be accepted or denied. An employer must provide written explanation of any denial.
- We begin working to file the paperwork to request a hearing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Then we go about proving your claims!