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What Happens if I’m Injured on the Job?

If you are injured on the job, you have specific rights under Illinois law. First, you have what’s called the Workers’ Compensation Act, which provides benefits to the injured worker. The injured worker is entitled to get his medical bills paid. He’s entitled to get lost wages from the day that he or she misses work until the day the doctor says the injured worker can go back to work. The injured worker can also get a lump sum settlement based on the nature and extent of the worker’s injuries, and that settlement is cash compensation for the worker’s injuries.

An injured worker may have third-party claims. Third-party claims are claims against other entities that were on the job site and may have contributed to the workplace injury. These entities are not your employer. These entities are other companies, are other workers of other companies, that did something wrong. Maybe they failed to put a certain safety measure in place. Maybe they acted carelessly in some other regard with respect to safety measures and rules and regulations. They did something wrong, and as an injured worker on a job site, you have claims and third-party claims and civil claims against these other parties.

Due to the complex nature of all these laws, it is incumbent upon the injured worker to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after being injured. At Gainsberg Law, we handle a variety of worker compensation issues and third-party claims. We have represented many, many workers on these claims. We have made sure the injured worker’s rights are protected and the injured worker is afforded the proper compensation under the law. We will get you the justice you deserve.

If you’ve been injured on the job site, please contact us either by phone or email or visit our website at You can call 312-600-9585, or fill out this contact form, to schedule your free consultation with our Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers today.