When an Illinois resident is injured at the workplace, he or she may be entitled to compensation for such an injury through our state’s workers’ compensation system. In some cases, minor accidents can be treated quickly, and the employee may be able to return to work soon after the injury is treated. More severe cases may require ongoing physical therapy or rehabilitation before the person is able to work. Serious injuries, such as amputations, brain trauma, or paralysis may result in the temporary or permanent disability of the individual or even death. If you have been hurt on the job and are having difficulty getting the compensation you deserve, retaining an attorney with workers’ comp experience may help. Damon Young has been representing clients since 2003. He assists residents throughout the workers’ compensation process in Peoria, Bloomington and other areas of Central Illinois. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
Illinois workplace injury attorney helping Peoria residents recover wages and medical expenses
Illinois law provides for the payment of benefits to employees who are injured on the job or who develop a work-related disease. The law protects those who were hired in Illinois or work within the state. To preserve one’s rights to compensation, one must meet specific deadlines for reporting injuries or conditions to their employer and for filing claims with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Failing to do so may delay the payment of benefits or preclude the employee from making a claim altogether.
An injured worker may find themself in need of legal representation to collect their benefits for several reasons. For example, an employer may argue that the injury occurred outside of the workplace or that a claim is fraudulent. Our firm assists clients with the following types of workplace injuries claims:
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Recovering lost wages after a workplace injury or illness
- Collecting medical expenses after a workplace accident
- Payment for long-term medical care
- Obtaining job retraining after sustaining an injury
- Permanent disability for those injured on the job
Damon Young is an Illinois workers’ compensation attorney who helps his clients in all stages of the claims process. He will meet personally with you to understand the nature of your injuries or illness and explain what you can expect during the case. He will prepare and file all necessary paperwork on your behalf. Damon closely monitors all case activities and will update you regularly with status reports. He understands that medical bills and lost wages can quickly derail a family’s finances and he strives to get his clients the benefit payments they deserve.
Lawyer providing high-level customer service to Peoria workplace accident victims
Our office prides itself on providing top-notch customer service to each of our clients. We understand that workplace injuries or occupational diseases can take a serious toll on our clients and their families. The last thing they need is an attorney who creates more stress by dropping the ball. Damon is committed to quickly responding to client inquiries and concerns. He maintains contact with his clients regularly during their case. Damon provides his clients with his cell phone number for maximum accessibility. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
In addition to Peoria, our firm also serves clients in the Illinois cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington.