Illinois Work Accident & Injury Lawyers
Have You Suffered an Injury at Work?
At Porro, Niermann & Petersen, LLC, our lawyers have decades of experience representing victims of work injuries of all types, including:
- Head injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Loss of limb
- Crush injuries
- Repetitive motion disorders
We handle cases involving workplace injuries caused by falls, falling objects, punch presses and other factory equipment, cranes and other construction equipment, work vehicles, and more. We also handle cases involving occupational diseases.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work in Illinois or anywhere in the western suburbs of Chicago, we will put our experience to the test to see that you receive all the benefits you are entitled to under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.
Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Claims
Workers’ compensation may not be the only remedy available. If the injury was the result of a third party such as a property owner or the manufacturer of defective work equipment, you may be able to file a unique type of personal injury claim referred to as a third-party liability claim. If the opportunity for this type of claim exists, we will pursue it, because it can lead to compensation above and beyond what you would get through workers’ comp.
In addition to our knowledge of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, our attorneys are also well versed in other industry-specific laws that grant rights to injured workers such as the Jones Act for seamen injured on the great lakes and other bodies of water, as well as the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) for injured railroad workers.
What Is an Occupational Disease?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an occupational disease as “any abnormal condition or disorder, other than one resulting from an occupational injury, caused by exposure to factors associated with employment.”
Repetitive motion disorders (also referred to as cumulative trauma disorders or repetitive stress injuries) are among the most common occupational diseases. Carpal tunnel syndrome is just one example of an RMD. The condition can impact the lower back, neck, shoulders, knees, ankles and other joints as well.
Cancer, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, chronic pulmonary disease and other lung conditions are just some examples of diseases that can result from hazardous chemical exposure in the workplace and other adverse work conditions.
The Illinois Occupational Diseases Act
In order to address the unique needs of victims of work illnesses, the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act was developed. At Porro, Niermann & Petersen, LLC, our lawyers have decades of experience helping sick workers obtain all of the benefits they are entitled to under this law. If you or a loved one has become sick because of workplace conditions in Illinois or anywhere in the western suburbs of Chicago, we will put our experience to work for you.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation With a Illinois Work Accident, Injury & Occupational Diseases Attorney
Call us at (630) 264-7300 or send us an e-mail today to discuss your case with an Illinois work accident attorney. No fee if we don’t win your case.