Injured workers in the state of Illinois receive what has been characterized as “reasonable workers” compensation benefits when compared to the decimated benefits that injured workers receive in other states.
Unfortunately, in an effort to reduce costs in hopes of attracting more business to their states, many of our neighbors have cut workers’ comp benefits to the detriment of injured workers, who sometimes are forced into poverty for lack of adequate benefits.
The Governor of Illinois is again calling for cuts to workers’ compensation as part of his economic reform package, however, many feel that such a move would be disastrous to Illinois workers.
Instead of dismantling Americas workers’ compensation system, some feel the answer lies in proactive prevention measures on the part of the employers and initiating insurance oversight.
After all, employees are an employer’s most valuable asset and providing training works to prevent costly injuries in the first place. When workers do get hurt despite our best efforts, fast tracking medical treatment typically lowers costs and often results in an employee’s timely return to work.
When workers get injured, they count on workers’ compensation benefits to cover needed medical costs and supplement lost wages as they recover. Unfortunately, some injured workers are denied benefits they may be entitled to, putting them and their family in a precarious situation.
If you or a family member has been injured at work, it is important to get the help of an experienced workers’ compensation, personal injury attorney to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Whether you are just beginning the process of applying for workers’ comp or you have been denied workers’ comp benefits, contact the Law Offices of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson P.C. for help. We have assisted many Quad Cities workers who have been injured-on-the-job in getting needed workers comp benefits and, in some circumstances, third party compensation. Contact our office today at 563-355-6478.