Denied Workers’ Comp in Central Illinois
We’ll Fight for the Benefits You Deserve
You’re a hard worker. You’ve always given your all for your employer. When you got hurt on the job, you expected them to give their all for you, too.
When you filed your claim, though, a rejection came back. Your company, and their insurer, didn’t come through when you needed it most.
What do you do now?
Take heart: a denial isn’t the end of this process.
Under Illinois law, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation benefits claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) after an employer denial. The compensation you need—for medical bills, lost wages and more—is still within your reach.
Unfortunately, this process can be complex, and sometimes gets nasty. Your employer and their insurers will do everything they can to prevent you from getting benefits.
It’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side.
At Tuggle, Schiro, Lichtenberger and Themer, we’ve made it our mission to help our neighbors in Illinois stand up for their legal rights. People just like you.
So if you’re in Champaign, Danville, Decatur or anywhere in Central Illinois and need help after a denial, get in touch with us today to get started.
How to Start Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
If your employer has denied you, we know it can feel like your options have dried up.
You look at your normal expenses—not to mention medical costs—and wonder how you’re going to pay for all of them if you can’t work.
Your next step is to file a claim with the IWCC, a government agency tasked with any legal matters regarding workers’ compensation.
For many cases, you have up to three years to file a claim with the IWCC. It can vary depending on the case, however.
After filing your claim, the IWCC will decide your case. This process can function similarly to a trial, in which both sides will present evidence, interviews witnesses and more.
You don’t have to go through this process alone.
A tough, experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can hold your employer and their insurance company accountable. They’ll have their lawyers, too.
Make it a fair fight.
At Tuggle, Schiro, Lichtenberger & Themer, we can answer any questions you have about this process. We can even evaluate your case for free.
We Will Fight for You
You feel hurt. Betrayed, even.
How can your company desert you when you’ve given so much to it? It can be hard to fathom.
We don’t like it when employers take advantage of the hard-working people of Illinois. We’re proud to stand up for people when their rights are being tossed aside.
The compassionate attorneys at Tuggle, Schiro, Lichtenberger & Themer can guide you through this tough time.
We can’t make your injury go away. But we can help ensure your rights are protected.
Call us today to get your claim in motion.