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Schaumburg, Illinois Workplace Injury Attorneys

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Law Firm Handling Workplace Injury Cases with Offices in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Wheaton

In numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 3 million people injured in non-fatal workplace accidents in the private sector in 2014. Workplace accident victims can sustain many types of injuries, from relatively minor cuts or bruises to life-changing catastrophic injuries. In addition, many work environments can expose employees to hazardous conditions that cause long-term health issues. At Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law, we are committed to representing the rights of injured workers and getting them the benefits in which they are entitled as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Workplace Injuries Can Vary Widely

While it is certainly true that some job environments put workers at significantly greater risk for injury than others, no employee is at zero risk for work injuries. In fact, even office workers in the most seemingly safe environments are often at risk for repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or back injuries. Some of the more common serious injuries that workers can sustain include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head and facial trauma
  • Burns
  • Contusions
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Poisoning
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Concussions
  • Hearing loss
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Accidental amputation

Fortunately for people who are injured in a workplace accident or who develop occupational diseases, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Program provides those injured with benefits regardless of whose fault an injury or accident was. However, the fact that it is a no-fault system should not give you the impression that getting benefits is simple and easy. Workers' compensation insurers often will fight paying out on particularly large claims, meaning that the workers who need benefits most may have the hardest time getting them. In addition, should your initial claim be denied, you may need to present evidence regarding your injury at a hearing before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. For these reasons, it is advisable for anyone who believes that they have a workers' compensation claim to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

Call a Schaumburg Workplace Accident Lawyer

If you have sustained an injury in a workplace accident or developed a work-related illness, you should not delay in discussing your rights. At Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law, our workplace injury attorneys have been successfully helping injured accident victims for almost 20 years throughout Schaumburg, Palatine, Roselle, Bloomingdale, Schiller Park, Des Plaines, Itasca, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Norridge, Bartlett, Park Ridge, Elmhurst, Barrington, Niles, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Addison, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, Villa Park, Barrington, Mount Prospect, Hoffman Estates, and the surrounding areas. Call us at 847-525-4008 or contact us online for a free consultation today.

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