Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Dedicated Lawyers Addressing Job Injuries in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties and Federal Courts

Thousands of people are injured each year on the job.  An employee can be injured whether he/she is a secretary at work or performing heavy work at a construction site. Some construction workers experience construction injuries because the field is so inherently dangerous; while others may develop injuries over time from repetitive motion. Sometimes these injuries can be permanent and often inhibit the employee’s ability to return to work, to another type of job, or to the same job. Medical expenses and lost wages can start to take a toll on these employees and on their families as well.

With over 50 years combined experience, the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, provides personalized, high quality legal representation to aggressively protect the rights of our clients who are injured at work.  This includes recovering workers’ compensation and, in some instances, additional duty disability benefits for municipal employees in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act

Under the law, most employers must provide and pay compensation for accidental injuries sustained by any employee arising out of and in the course of employment, regardless of who is at fault(820 ILCS 305/3).

A third party (other than your employer) can also be held liable and can be sued under a negligence theory on top of receiving workmen’s compensation benefits.

There may be other parties who are responsible for your injuries.  Therefore an in-depth initial consultation is required to figure these issues out.

Common Claims

Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits, including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages, and sometimes rehabilitation services.

According to the Department of Labor, some of the most common work-related injuries include:

  • Overexertion
  • Slip and falls
  • Being struck by a falling object
  • Car and/or truck accident
  • Machinery/equipment-related accidents
  • Repetitive motion injuries; i.e. computer use or assembly line work sometimes resulting in tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome

The Law Office of Martin L. Glink

If your loved one has suffered from an injury on the job, contact our firm at (847) 394-4900 or online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. You may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim, a third party-party liability lawsuit (against any third party that may have caused the injury) and other claims, depending upon your profession and the injury. You can also learn more about our firm here. We are here to listen and help.