Each Chicago shipping worker injury lawyer at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC is committed to ensuring that these workers receive the total amount of compensation under Illinois’ workers’ compensation law.
If you or a family member was injured while working logistic worker, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact our workers’ compensation lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
The shipping and transportation industry is the backbone of American production and sales. Manufacturers cannot receive the supplies needed to create products, and consumers cannot purchase the goods needed if there are no means for manufacturers to transport products to stores and doorsteps.
Shipping and trucking employees are regularly exposed to machinery and materials that pose the risk of injury.
The Causes of Shipping and Trucking Accidents and Injuries
Every shipping and transportation worker plays a small role in an extensive process that moves endless supplies and products throughout the country. Illinois is a central hub through which materials and mail move when traveling from one part of the country to another.
Millions of shipments are processed each day in the Midwest alone. Shipping workers and truck drivers must operate near powerful machinery and move heavy objects routinely.
Following are some of how these workers may become injured.
- Overexertion or repetitive use injuries— when workers are required to lift heavy boxes or materials routinely, they can perform a lift incorrectly and efficiently. It may result in injuries to the back that require extensive medical treatment and physical therapy.
- Accidents involving machinery— many shipping facilities move products through intricate conveyor belt systems and workers can be injured when operating machinery or get limbs or digits caught between pinch points.
- Trucking accidents— truck drivers may be injured if they are involved in an accident or riding with another employee. Since many truck drivers travel into and out of the state, there may be confusion about which state the worker’s compensation claim is filed.
Seeking Legal Representation Following an Illinois Trucking or Shipping Accident
Over 85% of injured workers seek legal advice before preparing their claims. Companies’ extensive history of efforts to deny employees benefits or trick them into accepting settlements that are not in their best interests.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
All Illinois companies must maintain worker’s compensation insurance that will cover the cost of workers’ benefits if injured. Their workers’ compensation claims may not be declined, even if their accident was their own fault.
In all workers’ compensation cases, you are entitled to see the doctor of your choice and recover your medical expenses. In addition, if your injury prevents you from returning to work, you may receive lost income equaling two-thirds of your average salary during your recovery period.
Additional benefits are available if your injury has resulted in a permanent disability. Should your employee withhold your benefits or attempt to deprive you of your rights, you may seek punitive damages in addition to what you are already entitled to from the insurance company.
Contact A Chicago Shipping Worker Injury Lawyer for Worker’s Compensation
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC is a leading personal injury law firm that has provided award-winning legal services to countless employees following their debilitating injuries.
We understand all workers’ compensation laws that apply to your case and can use multiple legal avenues to recover the compensation you are entitled to so that your physical recovery does not become a financial burden.
Call (888) 424-5757 for legal assistance with a qualified work injury lawyer. A free consultation is available to discuss your options to recover damages.
Our services are rendered on a contingency basis, which means that if we cannot secure compensation on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.