Working is a noble pursuit that enables us to provide the needs of life for ourselves and families. Suffering a workplace injury is tough enough without the financial burdens of being unable to
work. If you’ve been injured on the job, worker’s compensation benefits are your right under the law but the process for obtaining benefits is often lengthy and complicated.
Worker’s compensation benefits are under attack in Illinois by big corporations and their insurance companies that care more about their bottom line than they do for the wellbeing of their
workforce. When an accident happens, workers face an uphill battle to get their medical bills paid and lost wages for time missed at work.
At the Law Office of Adrian Murati, I am dedicated to pursuing maximum workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries so you can take the time you need to recover without worrying about piling
Call me now at (815) 289-3209 so we can set up a meeting to discuss your case. The meeting is free and you don’t have to pay me anything unless we win your case.
If you are
injured on the job, workers’ compensation laws require your employer to pay for the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost salary for the time you missed work while recovering from
Do I have
to pay taxes on worker’s compensation benefits?
No. You do
not have to report your workers’ compensation benefits as income on your federal or states taxes and you do not have to pay any taxes for the benefits.
injured on the job but I feel bad about making my employer pay for my recovery. What should I do?
have to feel bad about your employer because Illinois law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. That means that your employer’s insurance company has to pay for the
benefits and not your employer. Rest assured that no one has ever felt bad about an insurance company having to pay for worker’s compensation, except maybe insurance executives.
should I report my injury to at work?
you have 45 days from the time of the accident to report the injury to your employer. You can give notice either orally or in writing and the notice of accident should include the approximate
date and place of the accident. It is very important for your case that you give notice to your employer as soon as possible.
Can I be
fired for reporting an accident or filing a workers’ compensation claim?
No. It is
illegal for an employer to discharge, harass, or discriminate against you in any way for exercising your workers’ compensation benefits. I do not tolerate any of this behavior against my clients
and I will not hesitate to file a separate lawsuit against your employer for this type of behavior.
do I have to pay for an attorney to represent me?
You do not
have to pay anything upfront. I earn up to 20% of the amount we recover from your employer. I only get paid if you get paid.
have can’t reach a settlement, do we have to go to court? Will there be a jury?
compensation cases do not take place in a traditional court room but at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. There will not be a jury and instead of a judge, there will be an arbitrator
who is essentially judge and jury. I will present your case to the arbitrator and the arbitrator will issue a decision.
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