Chicago Auto Factory Worker Injury Lawyer
Illinois is home to two auto manufacturing plants that provide jobs to thousands of workers in the greater Chicago area.
Automobile workers are required to perform grueling labor and are fully aware of the dangers and hazards they will be exposed to on a daily basis.
In the event that a worker is injured on the job, their livelihood may be placed in jeopardy, affecting their ability to continue providing for loved ones.
The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, specialize in maximizing the number of our clients’ claims so that they can focus on their physical recoveries without needing to stress over how to make ends meet.
If you or a family member was injured on the job in an auto factory, you are likely entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Contact our worker's compensation attorneys for more information and a free review of your legal rights and options.
Contact us at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today for immediate legal advice and schedule a free consultation. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private.
Type of Auto Workers Accidents
The vigorous work that automotive industry workers do is not for everyone and requires a lot of lifting, straining, and the operation of complex and powerful machinery.
There are countless ways a worker can be harmed through this work, but most serious injuries fall into several more general categories.
Here are some of the most common types of accidents that our Chicago work accident lawyers handle for autoworkers and the types of injuries that might result.
- Malfunctioning equipment injuries: Even the most diligent employee can be thrown off when the machinery they trust to perform a function acts suddenly in an erratic manner, or a defect causes the machinery to break down. Since the machines that auto workers rely on are powerful, the work-related injury that results from these events can be catastrophic and include broken and crushed bones, head trauma, neck or spine, or the loss of limbs and digits.
- Falling object injuries: It can be difficult to see in all directions at all times while operating dangerous machinery. Additionally, falling objects in a manufacturing plant can be so dangerous in a manufacturing setting, as employees have very little time to react to a hazard leading to serious injury.
- Repetitive motion injuries: Employees are taught the correct lifting technique to reduce the chance of an on-the-job injury, but when lifting is an integral part of the job, it is possible for repetitive lifting to take its toll over hours, days, or years. While injuries to the back, joints, and feet are common, so is the development of carpal tunnel if the employee is required to use their hands constantly.
- Amputation or disfigurement: When a limb becomes caught between moving parts, the results can be truly tragic, leading to permanent disabilities. The loss of an arm, hand, leg, or foot is demoralizing physically and emotionally, and the worker may have trouble coping with the loss and how it will impact his or her life. Most of those who lose a limb or digit in an accident worry about how they will continue to provide for their families. The good news is that the law requires companies to provide medical and income benefits to these employees even if the accident was their fault.
Since most employers obtain insurance to cover the costs of providing compensation to their injured employees, the insurance companies often pressure them to find ways to limit the amount of compensation paid to those who have been hurt.
While it is against the law for employers to deny employee benefits, many injured workers are unaware of their rights and may accept settlement offers that are not in their best interests. The distrust many people have toward how their employers handle this process is exhibited in the fact that 85% of injured workers now seek legal representation prior to filing a worker's compensation claim.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is an award-winning legal firm that has helped thousands of individuals recover the maximum amount of compensation the law allows for their workers' compensation claims.
Our ability to explore multiple legal avenues and negotiate with employers and insurance companies will ensure that you have the greatest chance of recovering every bit of compensation you need to be able to pay your medical bills and other expenses.
Injured Workers Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim for Serious Injuries
Every employer in the automotive industry must provide all employees comprehensive workers' comp benefits covered by an insurance company policy. The insurance ensures that any worker hurt on the job has their hospital costs, medical care expenses, prescription drugs, and doctor visits covered.
Additionally, the policy will cover wage loss benefits from time away from the job while hurt and until the patient's doctors release them to return to work. However, not all employees who suffered injuries while working receive all deserved benefits and medical care due to mishandled claims, employer interference, and other factors.
Fortunately, the injured worker can hire a workers' compensation attorney to provide legal counsel to ensure that the workers' comp claim and any other third-party lawsuit, if filed before the statute of limitations expires.
Contact an Auto Industry Workers Compensation & Injury Law Firm to Create an Attorney-Client Relationship
Contact us today to arrange a risk-free consultation with one of our highly qualified Chicago workplace injury attorneys to determine the benefits you deserve. We will gather all of the information we need to thoroughly evaluate your worker's compensation claim and answer all of your questions so that you know exactly what you can expect.
To be able to provide top-notch legal services to everyone regardless of their financial means, we offer our services on a contingency fee basis only.
Additionally, we will never accept payment for our services until we have been able to secure the monetary recovery you deserve, and if your lawyer fails to do so, our services will be free of charge.