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Helping You Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits After A Back Injury In Northbrook

Many different types of work activities can lead to temporary or permanent back injuries. From lifting to twisting injuries to herniated and bulging disks, to auto accidents, your on-the-job activities can be very hard on your back. Even OSHA requirements and good ergonomics in your work environment can’t prevent all back injuries, which are expensive, painful and possibly job-ending.

If you have injured your back on the job, Illinois workers’ compensation is supposed to be there for you. You are entitled to compensation for doctor and hospital bills, rehabilitation, inability to work, permanent work restrictions and disability and lost wages. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get the money you need without a workers’ compensation lawyer to represent you.

If you need legal advice and practical assistance with your back injury claim, call the workers’ compensation lawyers at the Orzoff Law Offices as early as possible. Our attorneys serve back injury victims throughout the Chicago metro area, with convenient locations in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.

Filing An Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim For Back Injury

Many times when someone suffers a back injury at work, they go home, thinking it will get better. When the back injury continues or gets worse, the employer may deny Illinois workers’ compensation benefits, claiming the injury wasn’t witnessed, that it didn’t happen on the job or that the worker didn’t give notice of the injury.

Under Illinois state law, you have 45 days to notify your employer of your back injury. You can receive workers’ compensation benefits even if your back injury wasn’t witnessed by a co-worker. If you had a preexisting back injury, you can still receive workers’ compensation if the injury was aggravated at work.

An Established Track Record Of Success

Our workers’ compensation lawyers are experienced in helping people obtain the benefits they deserve for temporary and permanent back injuries. Here are some examples:

  • A thirty-seven-year-old Chicago registered nurse suffered two herniated lumbar disks while attempting to lift a 300-pound patient. Eventually, her employer allowed her to return to nursing with permanent lifting restrictions. The case was settled for $250,000.
  • Chicago gas company employee suffered a herniated lumbar disk while digging. He had two surgeries which resulted in permanent restrictions and the inability to do his former job. The case was arbitrated and the workers’ compensation commission ordered the gas company to provide and pay for vocational rehabilitation. He eventually secured a lesser-paying job. The case was settled for the projected payment of $875,000.

Your initial consultation is always free. The earlier you talk to us, the better we can protect your rights to workers’ compensation benefits.

Learn More About Your Right To Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Every case is unique, and our attorneys are here to listen to your story and provide the personalized legal representation you deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 847-780-2356 or fill out our online contact form. We can assist clients in Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish.