Employee Rights in Work Injury Cases

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If you’re injured while working you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. The employer’s insurance company must cover the incident as long as the injury occurred during the course of employment. A workers compensation lawyer Champaign IL can make this complicated process seem less overwhelming. 

If you decide to quit your job after the incident, you’re still eligible to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits. The issue of coverage in a workers compensation case is similar to a car accident case in that your auto insurance carrier will cover the incident if your policy was in effect at the time of the incident. The insured may subsequently cancel the insurance policy and there would still be covered for the incident. 

Woodruff Johnson & Evans, workers compensation attorney Champaign IL, will fight to obtain your workers’ compensation benefits and ensure that legal representation does not interfere with your employment status. Generally, employers know that these cases are insurance claims and not lawsuits. 

If you are given temporary work restrictions by your treating physician and your employer is uncooperative with regard to providing modified duty, a workers comp lawyer Champaign IL can help by communicating this issue to the workers’ compensation claims representative. However, sometimes the work environment may become toxic and the employee simply wants a new job. If you terminate your employment, the carrier still must pay related medical bills and monetary compensation for permanent injuries. 

Additionally, having permanent restrictions and an employer refusing to accommodate you in any position may result in the value of your case being worth significantly more. Therefore, quitting your job during the claims process may negatively affect your compensation. 

In sum, when an insurance claim becomes entangled with your job, the situation may become problematic and legal counsel from a workers comp lawyer Champaign IL may be the best course of action. 


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