Peoria IL Workers’ Compensation Lawyers That Win

When you begin working for a company, your employer is responsible for your safety. If something happens and you suffer an injury on the job, you have every right to proper workers’ compensation. At Benassi & Benassi, P.C., our team of Lawyers work with you to ensure your employers take care of you and you receive the repayment you deserve.

Workers' Compensation

How Workers’ Compensation Works

Injuries that occur on the job or due to the work an employee must do are under workers’ compensation law. Generally, “no fault” protection covers these laws, meaning if an accident was the fault of your own mistakes, the employers are not responsible.

Additionally, most employers require you to sign a waiver that claims they cannot be sued for actions of the company that cause accidental injuries. Workers’ compensation instead comes into play, covering the costs of any damages or injuries you incur due to the fault of your employers.

Workplace Injuries

You can consider applying for workers’ compensation if you have suffered from one or more of the following injuries:

  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Struck by Falling Objects
  • Overexertion from Repetitive Tasks
  • Vehicle or Equipment Collisions
  • Sickness due to Toxic Fumes
  • Damage Caused by Loud Noises
  • And More

Types of Workers’ Comp Benefits

Your employers should be sensitive to the care you get and amount of time it may take to recover. The extent of your injury entitles you to different benefits:

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  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) – You cannot work now but will recover over time to work again in the future. Benefits end when you have recovered, or doctors determine you have recovered as much as possible.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) – You can do your normal job, but for shorter amounts of time while recovering. Employers will compensate the difference between your pre-injury and post-injury earnings.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) – A permanent injury from your job only partially impairs the work you do. You will receive benefits to compensate for your impairment for a limited time.
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) – If a workplace injury has damaged you so badly, you cannot return to your job. This doesn’t mean total incapacitation or no ability to work, but an injury that prevents return to your previous position.

Workers’ Compensation from the Employer’s Perspective

As an employer, you are responsible for the care of your employees and must compensate them for any injuries they suffer. However, if you suspect fraud from an employee, you have the right to cease compensation. For example, encountered types of fraud include:

  • Exaggerated Claim – A worker exaggerates the seriousness of an injury.
  • False Claim – The employee never suffered an injury, or the injury was staged.
  • Off-the-Job Injury – The claimed injury took place, but not at the workplace or while working.
  • Collecting Workers’ Comp and Working – The claimant receives compensation while working a second job with the same physical requirements.
  • The “Malingerer” – When an employee was injured at work and has been compensated but continues to claim benefits after fully recovering.

Get the Workers’ Compensation You Deserve

Don’t hesitate to report an injury you receive at work. Benassi & Benassi, P.C. can protect your rights and guarantee you receive the workers’ compensation you are entitled to. Our Attorneys have assisted multiple workers’ compensation cases in Peoria and across Illinois. Contact us at (309) 517-1363. Also, we are located at 300 N.E., Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 61603.