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Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Settle Claim for $51,000

42115.jpgThe personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. strive to help those who have been injured in an accident and who need assistance getting the relief they deserve. In Chicago and across the rest of Illinois, many people face the potential for injuries on a daily basis when they arrive at work, regardless of their profession. In fact, even employees in jobs that do not involve physical elements can be injured and can be in need of medical assistance simply because they were working. When this happens, any injured employee in Illinois is entitled to relief.

Our team of dedicated injury lawyers understands how distressing it can be when an employee is injured on-the-job. Not only does that employee face the pain and discomfort that accompanies an injury but she also may face the expenses associated with medical treatment, the financial hardship that comes with missing work, and the struggle to help provide for his family or engage in the activities of her daily life. This struggling and suffering should never happen after an employee is hurt, though, because the laws in Chicago are clear: when you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to financial relief. Speaking with an attorney can help you realize what this may entail in your case and what type of help may be possible.

Through their representation of an injured worker, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently secured a $51,000 settlement on behalf of a client. The client, a certified nursing assistant, was injured while working in a healthcare setting and while performing her job. The woman was tasked with assisting a patient who needed to use the restroom and the woman was hurt by helping to lift that patient, causing immediate pain and injuries to her lower back. Through medical review and diagnostic testing, the worker learned that she had a herniated disc towards the bottom of her spinal column and she began physical therapy to treat the injury. When physical therapy failed to provide relief, the woman underwent surgery to remove the herniated disc from her back.

While seeking relief for this worker, our offices made a claim on her behalf for wages she was unable to earn while she recovered from her injuries. We also ensured that she obtained the medical treatment she needed and that all medical bills were resolved by her employer directly or as part of the settlement. We also fought for our client’s right to obtain a lump sum payment to cover additional damages she incurred including her pain, suffering, and inconvenience due to the accident and the injuries she had.

Every accident and every injury is unique and presents unique issues when it comes to a workers’ compensation claim, so if you have been hurt or if your loved one has been injured or killed, make sure you have the correct understanding of your rights and options under Illinois law. To help your understanding of your case, the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and to provide you with answers.

We offer a free case consultation to every injured worker who calls us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 regardless of what time of the day or night that worker calls. There is no obligation on your part for speaking with us and all the facts discussed during the consultation will be kept confidential.

If you have been hurt while working and you need help, do not wait to call. Let the lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. start fighting for you today.

Prior Blog Entry:

2 Killed in Car Crash near I-55, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 20, 2015.