Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured on the job, those injuries can have a detrimental effect on your financial and physical well-being. Not only do workplace injuries affect you physically, serious injuries may affect your ability to perform your job. This is called a loss of employability, meaning that future job opportunities are significantly limited.

Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., specializes in workers compensation law in Illinois. For over 30 years, we have been dedicated to providing injured workers with the best in legal services, a personal, one-on-one commitment only found in a mid-size law firm. If you have questions about injuries sustained in the course of your employment, feel free to call our offices at 312.475.9595 and schedule a free initial consultation with one of our workers compensation attorneys.

Workers Compensation at a Glance

  • The sole purpose of the Illinois workers compensation laws are to ensure that injured workers receive appropriate medical treatment, lost wages, disability pay for temporary disabilities or a lump sum payment for permanent disabilities, retraining, and rehabilitation as needed.
  • Most workers are covered by the law. Common exceptions include agricultural and federal workers. Some businesses with less than three employees may not fall under the compensation system.
  • Workers compensation utilizes a specific formula for calculating loss of wage benefits. According to the law, wage loss benefits are calculated on a percentage of the employee’s after-tax salary.
  • All reasonably necessary medical expenses incurred as a result of the work-related injury are to be paid by the employer’s workers compensation insurance.
  • When an employee is injured, they have to give their employer notice of the injury as soon as possible. Once reported, the employer has a set amount of time to investigate and make a decision as to whether or not they will accept liability.

If you were injured in the workplace, call us today to get a free initial evaluation of your claim. An office visit is not necessary and we will gladly visit with you at your home or in the hospital. You can reach us at 312.475-9595.