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Chicago Workers' Compensation Attorney

If you’ve sustained a personal injury while on the job, you may be in need of a Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorney. The Law Offices of Joseph Younes, P.C., specializes in personal injury claims and cases, and is equipped with experienced lawyers to help get you get the settlement you deserve. A Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorney will be by your side supporting and advocating for you during your time of need.

When Should You Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, employers are required by law to grant workers’ compensation insurance for employees. Under unfortunate circumstances (injured at work, work accidents, recovery time following health issues), the worker’s rights should be protected and they should be entitled to compensation benefits.


However, this isn’t always the case and all too often, employers look to exploit and cheat hard workers through any means necessary. That’s why it’s recommended that you “lawyer-up” as soon as possible so that you have ample time to consider all of your options and properly evaluate the situation. Hesitating only causes a delay in getting things handled in a professional manner.


The times it’s vital to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer are when:


  • Your claim is denied.
  • Your disability rating is brought into question.
  • You have a pre-existing condition.
  • You’re struggling to get the treatment you require.<.li>
  • Your ability to work has been impacted.
  • You are receiving other government benefits.

How We Can Help

Though the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission offers many resources, it will benefit you better to seek out a workers’ compensation attorney if you find yourself in any of the above situations.

How do workers’ compensation lawyers get paid?

Workers’ Compensation lawyers get paid on a contingency basis, and only receive a percentage of the damages if they manage to recover damages for you. If no damages are recovered in court, then the attorney obtains no fee from you.

If damages are received, then the workers’ compensation attorney will receive a percentage of the trial settlement, which is usually 20% of the damages. This percentage has been determined by the state of Illinois law. Due to Illinois law, this percentage will never exceed 20%.

What are the potential case outcomes?

Unfortunately, not all workers’ compensation cases result in a simple settlement. However, over 90% of cases in Illinois are settled and less than 5% of cases end up going to trial—so the odds are in your favor!


A common concern of accident victims is whether or not they’ll win their case, and the good news on that front is that most individuals who submit a workers’ compensation claim do receive compensation for their injuries, time, wages lost, unpaid medical bills, etc.


And it’s true that some workers’ compensation claims do not require a lawyer, especially if your sustained injuries are minor and your medical expenses are low. But, at times of personal injury—whether traumatic or not—it’s nice to have someone in your corner, and the law firm of Joseph Younes team is ready to stand by you.


Call us at (312) 802 1122 to receive your free case review!

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