Real Help For Injured Manufacturing Workers
Where would we be without our manufacturing workers? As attorneys representing employees who have suffered injuries, we tip our hats to our neighbors who make a living manufacturing the goods that we all rely on. As you have worked hard to create whatever your employer produces, you have directly contributed to the local, state and national economies while supplying people with those necessary products.
An On-The-Job Injury Qualifies You For Workers’ Comp.
No doubt, your manufacturing employer implements safety precautions in the workplace. Even with the best training and equipment, you are not alone if you were injured at work. Manufacturing is one of the most dangerous occupations in Illinois and elsewhere. Sometimes employers are willfully careless about safety measures, with disastrous results. For example, in 2014, a blast at a Chicago Heights manufacturing plant badly injured two workers. After an investigation, OSHA fined Polychem Services Inc. $110,000 for six willful, one repeated and four serious violations or workplace safety regulations.
Your manufacturing accident may seem minor by comparison with the major disaster described above, but if you now face pain, a need for medical care and perhaps an inability to work a normal schedule, you are certainly a candidate for workers’ compensation benefits. If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a manufacturing facility accident in Illinois, you do not have to wait for an investigation into why it happened. You can make a workers’ compensation claim for medical care and other appropriate benefits right away.
An investigation may show that another entity, not your employer, was negligent and contributed to your injuries. If so, you may be able to make a separate third-party liability claim on top of that. Furthermore, if you will not be able to work full time for a year or longer, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
We Are Passionate, Compassionate Local Lawyers Here For You
The legal team at Taradash Johnson Janezic is ready to evaluate your case at no charge. We want to make sure that you receive all benefits you are eligible for. We have valuable counsel for you whether you have already reported your injury to your Illinois employer or not.