Kankakee Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker has issued an emergency rule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rule establishes a presumption that a first responder or front line worker who contracts COVID-19 during this state of emergency, contracted it in the course and scope of their employment, and therefore are covered under the state’s workers’ compensation system.
Under the rule, first responders and front line workers include police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, health care providers, corrections officers, and other crucial personnel including grocery store and pharmacy employees, restaurant employees, agricultural workers, employees of organizations that provide charitable or social services, gas station employees, hardware store employees, postal workers, and any other profession that is considered essential under Illinois’ state of emergency order. Click here to see the full order.
An injury on the job can be life-changing. You were doing your job when a terrible accident happened, and now you are facing serious pain, expensive hospital bills, and lost wages. You rely on your employer’s workers’ compensation to reimburse you for these costs, and so it can be especially frightening and frustrating when you aren’t receiving the workers’ compensation you need. You may be wondering what you can do and where you can turn to get the money you deserve.
You are not alone. One in five American workers will suffer a workplace injury so severe that they will be unable to work for a year or longer. That’s a total of nearly 30 million workers who will suffer a serious, debilitating workplace accident, affecting both themselves and their families. Tragically, many injured workers fail to file claims because they wrongly think that they have to prove that their employer did something wrong to get compensation for the injuries they suffer. This is not true. Employers are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance to help protect people like you in the event of an accident, and you have every right to file a claim if you are hurt on the job.
The Kankakee workers’ compensation attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. understand what you are going through following your injury, and we know how important it is for you to receive the money you deserve. If you need assistance filing your claim or if you have been wrongly denied the workers’ compensation you need, we would like to help. Contact us today by calling (815) 929-9292.
Workers’ Compensation Practice Areas
Our experienced Kankakee workers’ compensation lawyers have handled a wide range of cases over the years. We can help you with all of your workers’ compensation needs, including:
- Workers’ Compensation
- Permanent Disability
- Temporary Disability
- Workplace Injuries
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of a workplace injury, we would like to help. Our Kankakee workers’ compensation attorneys have the dedication it takes to fight for your rights following a workplace accident.
You and your family rely on workers’ compensation benefits to support you during your painful recovery process. It can be frightening when you are not receiving the money you need. We understand what you are going through, and we want to help. Contact the Kankakee workers’ compensation attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (815) 929-9292 for the assistance you deserve.
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