Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Winning landmark cases for workers in Chicago and throughout Illinois
We are ready to represent you in your Illinois work comp case.
Rubens & Mulholland are experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, taking cases in Chicago and Illinois, who have helped numerous clients recover financial settlements or tried their cases in court.
Our Illinois attorneys are prepared, experienced and dedicated to getting you the support you deserve.
Review our top settlements for work comp cases in Chicago and Illinois
- $1,078.00 per week for life arbitration award for a carpenter/supervisor who suffered a nerve injury with surgery. Found to be permanently and totally disabled for life with a projected total payout of well in excess of $1,000,000.00 based on life expectancy.
- $354.00 per week for life for a truck driver who had a ruptured bicep tendon and shoulder tear with surgery. Total payout based on Petitioner’s life expectancy is in excess of $300,000.00.
- $375,594.00 for a union carpenter with a surgically repaired bicep tendon.
- $325,000.00 for a laborer who suffered an injury requiring bilateral rotator cuff repairs.
- $300,000.00 for a construction worker who suffered a career-ending injury.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys in Illinois have experience representing individuals from a range of industries
Our Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys brings a wealth of experience to the table, with many years of dedicated service representing individuals from a diverse array of professional industries. Their extensive background in this field has equipped us with the knowledge and expertise needed to navigate the complexities of workers’ compensation cases across various professions, ensuring that clients receive the tailored legal support they deserve.
Union workers often make high salaries which means they can potentially get big settlements. Our law office directly supports union workers, even down to where we buy office supplies. We can represent you today.
We’ve successfully represented many employees who suffer from these injuries including Amazon workers, assembly plant workers and distribution plant workers.
If you have been hurt working an office job, the system of reporting your injury and being compensated can be difficult especially since many office injuries involve repetitive trauma.
Unfortunately, when a truck driver is injured, they may not be able to return to driving and may suffer a substantial loss of wages over the course of their life. We can help you get the support you deserve.
Accidents on the job are very common for construction workers – since there are many risk factors involved. If you’re a construction worker whose been injured at work, contact us today.
We’ve represented many flight attendants, ramp servicemen and gate agents who have been injured in the course of their work. We have experience with airline employees and knee injuries, rotator cuff fractures and more.
Understand your workers’ compensation rights in Illinois
If you have suffered from work related injuries, you should contact an experienced Chicago workers comp lawyer at Rubens & Mulholland. You should also know that you have legal rights that entitle you to the following workers’ compensation benefits:
- Employer responsibility. In Illinois, your employer must cover all necessary and reasonable medical bills incurred as a result of your work injuries and in conjunction with your workers’ compensation claim. Generally, you may be treated by up to two doctors of your choice at your employer’s expense, however in 2011 changes were made to the workers’ compensation act that may affect this right. Contact our firm for more details.
- Collecting money. In Illinois, you are often entitled to collect money for your permanent injuries that occurred within the course of your employment.
- Understand your wages. Your employer may be required to pay you two-thirds of your average weekly wage for any lost time related to your workers’ compensation claim.
- Know your tax information. Any money you receive as a result of an Illinois workers’ compensation claim is tax-free.
- Understand the no-fault system. Workers’ compensation in Illinois is a “no-fault” system. This means that you do not have to prove that your employer was negligent.
- Review the IL Workers’ Comp Act. Repetitive trauma cases, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are covered under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.
If you are not able to return to your old job as a result of your work related injuries, your employer has to assist you in finding a new job or pay you a portion of your lost income. If you have to take a lower-paying job as a result of your work injuries, your employer is responsible for paying a portion of the difference in income.
Types of workers’ compensation benefits available to injured workers in Illinois
In Illinois, the Workers’ Compensation Act provides various types of benefits to injured workers:
- Medical benefits: Injured workers are entitled to receive all necessary medical treatment for their work-related injuries or illnesses. This includes doctor’s visits, hospitalization, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and other medical expenses. Workers do not have to pay out-of-pocket for these medical services.
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits: If an injured worker is unable to work while recovering from their injury, they may be eligible for TTD benefits. These benefits typically provide two-thirds (66.67%) of the worker’s average weekly wage, subject to certain maximum and minimum limits, during the period of disability.
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits: If an injured worker can return to work but with restrictions that result in reduced earning capacity, they may be eligible for TPD benefits. These benefits generally amount to two-thirds of the difference between the worker’s average weekly wage before the injury and their wage after the injury.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits: If an injured worker sustains a permanent impairment but can still work in some capacity, they may be entitled to PPD benefits. The amount of PPD benefits depends on the nature and extent of the impairment, as determined by a specific statutory schedule.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits: If an injured worker is permanently and totally disabled and unable to engage in any gainful employment, they may be eligible for PTD benefits. These benefits generally provide two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wage for life, subject to certain limits.
- Vocational rehabilitation: In some cases, injured workers may receive vocational rehabilitation services to help them retrain for a different job if they cannot return to their previous occupation due to their injury.
- Death benefits if a work-related injury or illness leads to death: Their dependents (usually a surviving spouse and dependent children) may be eligible for death benefits, which can include compensation for funeral expenses and ongoing financial support.
- Penalties and interest: In certain situations where an employer or insurer unreasonably delays or denies benefits, penalties and interest may be awarded to the injured worker.
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Meet our experienced Work Injury Lawyers
In a landmark Illinois Supreme Court case, Mahoney v. United Airlines, Jason H. Rubens’ is responsible for changing fourteen years of jurisdiction law under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.
Your employer and the insurance companies each have attorneys representing them, and it is important that you have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney assisting you.
Jason H. Rubens has managed his Illinois workers’ compensation and personal injury practice since 2001. He has separated himself from other workers’ compensation attorneys through his compassion for his clients and his aggressiveness for their rights.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, and are seeking to initiate a workers’ compensation claim, turn to Chicago workers’ comp attorneys with extensive experience handling such cases.
Contact our team of experienced and dedicated workers’ comp lawyers today to get started on your case. There are no fees unless you collect.
To get started, fill out the form below or call now at 312-201-9640.
FAQs about Chicago and Illinois workers’ compensation claims
Generally, your employer is obligated to cover all necessary and reasonable medical expenses involved in treating your work-related injury. Though your employer is responsible for covering reasonable medical expenses, you are entitled to choose the doctor who treats you (though you are generally limited to two choices of doctors).
The injury does not need to be caused entirely from the course of your employment — you are also eligible for workers’ compensation if performing your job aggravates a pre-existing injury. You do not need to prove negligence on the part of your employer in order to receive compensation. It is also important to note that if you are injured by a third party while on the job, you may be eligible to collect compensation from that party in addition to pursuing a workers’ compensation claim.
Under most circumstances, your employer may be responsible for reimbursing you for two-thirds of your average weekly wage for time missed due to your work-related injury.
It is against Illinois law for an employer to harass you or terminate your employment because you have initiated a workers’ compensation claim. If you think you have been terminated due to your claim, you should contact an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer immediately.