Unfortunately, during the holidays, many disputes arise between the employees and employers during the process of a workers’ compensation claim.
Disputes can include:
- Disagreements about the work related injury
- The nature and extent of injury
- Whether the injury is related to the accident
- Type of medical treatment required, or the amount of benefits due
These are all plausible disputes that could occur once a workers’ compensation claim is denied. Working with an experienced attorney can help ease the process. So, contact us today!
How can I resolve my dispute?
The very first step in resolving disputes is definitely negotiation. Skilled negotiators can often arrive at a resolution without the need for a hearing. If you don’t have an experienced and capable workers’ compensation attorney on your side, contact us today for our help!
If the dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation, claim proceeds to a hearing at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
The law also provides an appeal process, one that can take the case as high as the Illinois Supreme Court.
Can I Appeal My Claim?
The appeals process for work comp cases in Illinois is complex, so it is important you work with an experienced lawyer. There are very strict deadlines for making the appeal. Failure to abide by those deadlines could compromise validity of your claim. The levels for appeal are as follows:
- Arbitrator appeal: An appeal that is an administrative action filed with the Commission for a hearing before an Arbitrator to appeal an insurance carrier’s wrongfully denial of benefits.
- Commission appeal: Appeals before a panel of three commissioners on the Illinois workers’ comp board to appeal a decision.
- Circuit Court appeal: An appeal handled in the county where the injury/workplace accident took place from a Illinois Workers’ Compensation decision.
- Appellate Court appeal: Both parties have the right to appeal to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court.
- Illinois Supreme Court appeal: This is granted only with leave of the Court.
Lastly, the quickest solution for a disputed settlement is for the Commission to resolve the matter through a compromise between your employer and you. Agreeing to a settlement contract with an attorney by your side will help you avoid the risk of getting no compensation or even less than what would’ve been provided in the settlement.
Need Attorney for Illinois Workers’ Compensation?
This holiday season if you think you may be entitled to workers’ compensation, get in touch with Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys. You can contact us online via the LiveChat on our site, so you can start getting the answers you need right away.
You may also reach out to us by phone at (708) 222-2222. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but we are available 24/7 to take your call.
In a wreck? Need a check? Contact the Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys today. Our team brings experience, skill, and passion to your case. We even offer free consultations, so there is no fee for you unless you win your case.
Your attorney does not request payment unless you win your first, because your success is our top priority. We won’t give up on helping you receive Chicago worker’s compensation. Contact us today! We can’t wait to start on your case.