Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys from Abels & Annes have resolved an injury case for a client who was hurt during the course of his employment as a meter reader for Com Ed. His work responsibilities require him to walk about 15 miles per shift and due to the excessive walking he developed severe bunions on both of his feet.
His employer referred him to the health clinic at a Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines, Illinois where he was diagnosed with a bunion deformity and left plantar fascitis. Our client followed up with a doctor at Foot First in Schaumburg, Illinois. He was diagnosed again with bunion deformity.
After several attempts to heal his feet with cortisone injections and therapy, the claimant underwent surgery to fix the bunion deformities on both feet. He missed over four months of work as a result of several surgeries that were performed on our client to repair both feet. Work comp paid for our client’s medical bills, he received disability pay for his time off work, and we obtained a $27,680.25 bodily injury settlement for him.
Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act calls for an employee who misses work due to an injury sustained during the course of employment to receive two-thirds of his or her salary. Further, an employee will have his or her medical bills paid that were incurred as a result of the work related injury. An employee can also receive a settlement for bodily injuries sustained at work.
Chicago worker’s compensation lawyers from our firm handle all kinds of work related injury cases. If you have sustained an injury in the course of your employment, please contact Abels & Annes, P.C. for a free consultation.