Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers
According to long-term employment projections released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security in 2017, there are over 6.4 million industrial workers in the State, with the expectation that industrial professions will gain another 300,000 workers before 2022.
There are about 200,000 workplace injuries reported every year in Illinois, but fewer than 50,000 of these injuries result in considerable lost time and lost wages. In 2017, there were roughly 41,350 new cases filed with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC appreciates the medical and economic impact a work-related injury has on both the individual and his family. Our legal team is passionately committed to seeing that every person injured at work in Illinois receives the maximum benefits that the law provides. Our personal injury attorneys believe that every employee should have access to all available workers' compensation benefits, including permanent and temporary total disability, when injured in a workplace accident.
If you or a family member suffered a work-related injury or accident, our law office invites you to contact our law firm for a free analysis of your legal rights and options. Our Chicago workers' compensation lawyers have represented many injured employees and have a successful track record in dealing directly with insurance companies.
Illinois Remains an Industrial Hub and Home to a Diverse Group of Workers
Located at the center of the country, Illinois is an industry behemoth and significant transportation hub for the area. The accessibility to the hub has helped companies create millions of industrial jobs in the State. While many of these jobs bolster the state economy, they also pose specific safety risks to employees.
According to 2018 data, Illinois gross state product was $798 billion comprised significantly by the following industries:
- Food Processing
- Electrical Equipment
- Food Processing
- Chemical Products
- Fabricated Metals
- Transportation Equipment
As long-standing advocates of worker rights, our law firm has experience representing people injured in the industries above as well as other prominent industries, including construction and manufacturing.
How an Attorney Can Help You
From the time that you retain our office for legal representation, you can rest assured that we are committed to seeing your case through to a successful resolution. Your workers' compensation attorney has a comprehensive understanding of Chicago laws for injured employees. Our law office follows the Illinois workers' compensation act to ensure that you or your loved one will receive the medical care required to heal.
Our attorneys have years of experience representing the rights of injured workers at the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. We have handled job injury cases in civil courthouses throughout the State.
Below is a sampling of cities in the State of Illinois, where we have assisted clients with their work-related injury cases.
- Aurora: With nearly 200,000 residents and a geographic presence in Kane, Will, and DuPage Counties, Aurora remains one of the more robust economies in Illinois. Significant employers in the area include Aurora School District, Caterpillar, Fox Valley Park District, Wabaunsee Community College, City of Aurora, Rush-Copley Medical Center, LTD Commodities, Provena Mercy Medical Center and Hollywood Casino.
- Champaign: Champaign boasts an educated workforce and a very reasonable cost of living. It's no wonder that more industries than ever before are heading to Southern Illinois to establish their headquarters and factories. Among the companies with a significant presence in Champaign, IL include agriculture, technology, and education (University of Illinois). Many fortune 500 companies have also made a home in the area, including Kraft, FedEx, Monsanto, ADM, and UPS, to name just a few.
- Chicago: Located in the center of the country, Chicago has been and remains the epicenter of industries involved in transportation, finance, and food processing. The robust Chicago economy produces nearly $550 billion worth of goods and services each year, making the city the world's 21st largest economy. Among the largest employers in the Chicagoland area include Walgreens, Chicago Public Schools, Boeing, AT & T, Jewel-Osco, American Airlines, Chicago Archdiocese, and JP Morgan Chase.
- Cicero: While the geographic size of Cicero has shrunken considerably from its original boundaries, the city retains its original working-class population. Manufacturing remains a driving force in the local economy with more than 150 factories producing goods in the area, including communications equipment, steel, cable, tool & die casting, and commercial equipment.
- Decatur: A reasonable cost of living and good wages contribute to many manufacturing, processing, and service jobs centered in Decatur. Among Decatur's larger employers: ADM, Illinois Power Company, American River Transportation, Illinova Corporation, and Morgan Distributing.
- Elgin: A robust economy has propelled Elgin into the number one slot for new home construction in Illinois and number two on the State's list of residential closings. Elgin's prosperity can be traced to a revitalization of the downtown area and the presence of the Grand Victoria Casino, which has pumped over $100M back into the economy. Major employers in the area include medical products manufacturing, chemical companies, metal fabricators, and food processing.
- Joliet: Located approximately thirty miles south of Chicago, Joliet is the third-largest city in Illinois. While times have not always been kind to the people of Joliet from an economic perspective (an unemployment rate of over twenty-five percent in the 1980s), the area is transforming itself from a steel-manufacturing town into a service-based economy. Harrah's Casino, Presence St. Joseph's Medical Center, Silver Cross Hospital, Ikea, Joliet Public Schools, Filtration Group, and Hollywood Casino remain Joliet's larger employers.
- Naperville: For good reason, people flock to Naperville to live and raise families. The city consistently ranks amount the top cities to live in the nation when it comes to salaries, community safety, and education. Primary employers in the area include Edward Hospital, Nicor, Indian Prairie School District, BP, and Tellabs.
- Peoria: Agriculture has been and will likely remain a primary industry in Peoria. The area's natural geography with fertile soil and robust coal reserves will likely be the basis for the area employers for the foreseeable future. Today the significant employers in the areas are Caterpillar, St. Francis Medical Center, and Methodist Medical Center. School District 150, Keystone Steel and Wire, AES Great Plains, and Komatsu.
- Rockford: Located in Northern, Illinois, Rockford is centrally located for industries serving Chicago, Milwaukee, and beyond. While Rockford can trace its industry to furniture manufacturing, the area has broadened its economic base to industries including aerospace, automotive, logistics, healthcare, food processing, and customer service call centers.
- Schaumburg: Understandably, people living in Schaumburg are generally satisfied with their quality of life-giving the areas overall wealth. A median household income of over $74,000, puts Schaumburg ahead of almost all cities that share its boundaries. According to the village data, the largest employers in the area are Woodfield Mall, Zurich Insurance, School District 54, Motorola, and Optum RX.
- Springfield: Forbes ranks Springfield, IL, as the number one place in the U.S. to do business. As the State's capital, Springfield has the infrastructure, including highways, railroads, and air transportation for businesses that take advantage of the warm business climate.
- Waukegan: Once considered a city abandoned by industries, which has polluted Waukegan's beautiful lakefront, the city is now making a comeback. As Waukegan cleans up its harbor and beaches, the city is attracting more residents and industry. Significant employers in the area now include Abbott, Abbvie, Baxter, CDW, Mondelez, Packaging Company of America, Vista Health, and Grainger.
Hiring an Illinois Workers' Compensation Injury Lawyer
All our Illinois workers' compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This arrangement ensures that you will never be charged for our legal services if we are unsuccessful at resolving your workers' compensation insurance claim.
Contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today to speak with one of our attorneys about your legal options and schedule a free consultation. If you are unable to meet with us at one of our offices throughout Illinois, we will be happy to come to you.
Our lawyers work solely on a contingency basis, so you will never pay us a fee until we have secured the compensation that you are entitled to receive. If you aren't able to visit a Chicago workers' compensation lawyer today, visit that link for more information on filing a workers' compensation claim, permanent disability, our practice areas, recouping medical bills, vocational rehabilitation payments, and work injury disability benefits.