Have You Been Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
If you have been hurt at work, you have the right to expect your workers’ compensation benefits in a timely manner. Unfortunately, employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies frequently delay, deny or dispute perfectly valid claims. Porro, Niermann & Petersen, LLC is here to help. Our attorneys have been helping injured workers in Illinois and throughout the western suburbs of Chicago since 1948. We know the law. We know how to help you.
While workers’ compensation disputes can take time, you have immediate medical needs. We will offer guidance on a short-term solution. You can have your medical treatment paid for initially by your health insurance. This is perfectly acceptable. You will have to state that the bills are disputed and agree to reimburse the health insurance provider if and when the workers’ compensation insurance company fulfills its obligation.
Delayed and Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Did you promptly file your workers’ compensation claim after you were hurt? Have you been waiting? Illinois workers’ compensation law requires that your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance company respond within a certain period of time. When they fail to do so, we take action. We also take action if your claim has been denied unfairly. Has your employer claimed that the work injury or occupational disease was not actually work-related? We know the steps to take to prove that it was and to get your benefits.
Workers’ Compensation Disputes
Disputes can arise at any time. Perhaps the insurance company is refusing to pay for surgery or physical therapy after a work accident. Perhaps you were receiving your weekly benefits, but then you were sent to your employer’s doctor who proclaimed that you are ready to return to work, even though you are still experiencing symptoms that prevent you from doing your job. We can step in at any time to resolve these workers’ compensation disputes.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation With an Illinois Benefits Dispute Lawyer
Call us at (630) 264-7300 or send us an e-mail today to discuss your case with a Illinois workers’ compensation claim lawyer. No fee if we don’t win your case.