Illinois Workers Comp PI Lawyer

Illinois Workers' Compensation

Overview
Work Accidents
Work-Related Illnesses
Repetitive Stress & Soft Tissue Injuries

Overview

To maximize your Illinois workers' compensation benefits, contact STYKA & STYKA, LLC immediately after any work-related accident or injury. Your employer's workers compensation insurance company has no obligation to inform you that what you say to them can be used to delay, reduce or deny your benefits. We will deal directly with the insurance company and its attorneys to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.

When you suffer an injury, your life is filled with questions.
How do you support your family? How will you make mortgage payments? What if you can't return to your job?

With more than 20 years' experience aggressively negotiating and litigating workers' compensation claims, our thorough knowledge of Illinois' intricate worker compensation laws has successfully secured the future for thousands of injured people, so they can answer these questions and again live life to the fullest.

The benefits to which injured employees from across Illinois are entitled include:

  • Temporary Disability Benefits
  • Permanent Disability Benefits
  • Authorization for Surgeries, Physical Therapy & Other Medical Benefits
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Medicare Benefits
  • Death Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (job training and placement services)

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Work Accidents

Sudden, traumatic work accidents are the leading cause of Illinois workers' compensation insurance claims. From medical professionals, roofers and construction workers to machinists and retail and office employees, workplace injuries can happen to anyone.

While trips, slips and falls are the most common work accidents in the U.S.—with construction, retail and service workers leading the number of compensation claims—other common work-related accidents include:
• Trucking / motor vehicles accidents
• Being struck by or thrown against an object
• Being caught under, below or between objects

Work accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries, including:
• Broken bones and loss of limbs
• Internal injuries
• Head and brain injuries
• Eye injury
• Nerve damage
Spinal cord injuries & paralysis

If you haved suffered from a work-related injury—or any injury that you believe may be work related—contact us immediately at 312.357.8000. Despite what you may think is a simple claim, your work injury could involve multiple negligent parties, just one reason why you need to contact an experienced injury lawyer.

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Mesothelioma & Other Work-Related Illnesses

When people think of workers' compensation claims, construction accidents, workplace falls, and carpal tunnel syndrome often come to mind. But work-related illnesses may also involve compensation. From fatal cancers to hearing loss, these conditions have less media exposure and harder to prove but are equally important.

Two fatal illnesses are recognized as solely or predominantly work-related:

  • Mesothelioma— a cancer of the lining of the lung, that increasingly claims the lives of hundreds of people each year and usually is caused by asbestos exposure. Employees most at risk work in insulation, HVAC, plumbing, sheetmetal, and boilermaking.
  • Pneumoconosis is a lethal respiratory disease that includes asbestosis, coal worker's pneumoconosis, silicosis, and other variations. Victims often work in mining, insulation, plumbing, pipefitting, boilermaking, sheetmetal, HVAC, metal and plastic processing, and textiles.

Leading non-fatal occupational illnesses include:

  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Skin Diseases, including allergic and irritant dermititis, skin cancer and other skin conditions
  • Respiratory Disorders, from potentially deadly dirt diseases of the lungs (silicosis, asbestosis, coal worker's pneumoconoisis) to asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD
  • Heatstroke, sunstroke, frostbite, and other conditions caused by environmental factors, as well as exposure to other ionizing and nonionizing radiation
  • Poisoning from lead and other heavy metals, toxic gases, chemical solvents, pesticides and formaldehyde

Manufacturing employees lead the nation with both the highest number and highest rate of non-fatal work-related illnesses. But healthcare workers are at increasingly significant risk of illness through exposure to infectious diseases, chemicals and other irritants, and workplace violence.

If you receive a diagnosis for any illness or injury that you believe may be work-related, contact us immediately at 312.357.8000


Repetitive Stress & Soft Tissue Injuries

Workers who use any part of the body in a similar, repetitive motion every day, such as typing, lifting, painting, kneeling, and bending, can suffer repetitive stress injuries.

While the most well known repetitive stress injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, there are a number of other types of repetitive stress injuries, including strain and damage to the back, hips, knees, fingers, wrists, elbows, neck and shoulders. Damage can occur to the joints as well as the soft tissues, which include tendons, ligaments and muscles, throughout the body.

Because a repetitive stress injury may be more challenging to prove as work-related than an injury from a work accident, an experienced workers compensation attorney, such as Sylvia Styka, can be invaluable for a successful workers compensation claim. If you have been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury that you believe is a work-related, contact us for help at 312.357.8000