Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance made for workers who have been injured on the job. If you’ve been hurt while working, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.
We represent workers in a variety of industries to protect their rights and pursue workers’ compensation claims. Our dedicated team of workers’ compensation attorneys are happy to help you build your case, so you can get the best representation possible when making your claim. Contact us to start with a free consultation.
- Get the workers’ compensation you deserve by entrusting your case to one of our highly-trained workers’ compensation lawyers.
- With substantial workers’ comp experience, Consumer Law Group is equipped to help you navigate the complexities of workers’ compensation law.
- We are proud to offer services in both English and Spanish, so you can feel confident that you know what’s going on with your case.
- Our Chicago work injury lawyers understand that this can be a sensitive and difficult time for your family. We’re dedicated to providing you with the focus and skills necessary to guide you through this difficult time.
Workers’ Benefits & Injuries
A variety of job-related injuries and illnesses may make you eligible for workers’ compensation. Job injuries may range from sprains, fractures, and breaks to spinal injury or traumatic brain injury. However you’ve been hurt at work, our Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys can help you get the restitution you deserve. If you are eligible, there are a few benefits to which you may be entitled.
Industries We Serve
Our workers’ comp lawyers in Chicago are proud to serve a wide variety of industries. Different industries may come with unique risks, and the injuries sustained on the job may require different forms of treatment and benefits. That’s why our workers’ compensation attorneys are highly-trained, so no matter your specific industry or injury, we can help you navigate your case.
Immigration lawyers provide legal advice and representation regarding immigration matters, such as intervening in deportations, helping individuals achieve U.S. citizenship, and applying for visas and green cards. Our immigration attorneys are well-versed in these matters and more to help you navigate the complex process or answer any additional questions you may have.
Legal fees are highly variable due to the many factors that go into determining an individual client’s costs. In general, the cost of an immigration lawyer will depend on the extent of assistance required and which type of services you need. However, factors such as location and experience can also impact a law firm’s pricing. Due to the many variables that can impact the fees for an immigration lawyer, how much it costs truly comes down to a case-by-case basis.
To determine how much it will cost for an immigration attorney’s help, you should get quotes from attorneys in your area for the specific services that are required to resolve your issue. While it may be difficult, it is important that cost is not your primary deciding factor because there is too much on the line to sacrifice quality legal services for a bargain.
At Consumer Law Group, we strive to make high-quality legal representation affordable for anyone with fair pricing. We also offer free immigration legal consultations, which we can host virtually if you are not in the Chicago area.
With a sensitive matter like those revolving around immigration, you want to find a lawyer that will be diligent about advocating for you. You also want to ensure they practice ethically and are going to keep your best interests front and center. However, that is easier said than done if you do not know what to look for.
When searching for an immigration attorney to represent you, you should consider several important factors, including:
- Their reputation: If an immigration lawyer has mostly poor reviews, they most likely have not met their clients’ expectations.
- Their experience: While years of experience is not everything, immigration lawyers who have been practicing longer will have in-depth knowledge of immigration processes and established legal strategies.
- Ability to communicate: Working with an immigration attorney requires a lot of back and forth, which is why it is important to find a lawyer who is consistent with communication, transparent, and is easy to talk to.
You want to avoid immigration firms that make promises that seem too good to be true or pursue your business aggressively, as they may not have your best interests at heart.
There are four general types of immigration statuses in the U.S. You are either categorized as a:
- U.S. citizen: Someone who was born in the United States or naturalizes.
- Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR): You have a green card, which means you are legally able to live and work in the U.S.
- Temporary visitor: You are temporarily able to live in the U.S. and have been granted a visa for a specific purpose and time period.
- Undocumented: If you do not fall into one of the above categories, you are considered undocumented and are not legally allowed to work or live in the U.S. Undocumented immigrants face the risk of deportation.
Our immigration law attorneys are dedicated to helping you achieve Lawful Permanent Resident status without having to leave the U.S.
While citizenship is by no means a simple process, it can be broken down into several generalized steps, including:
- Determine your eligibility for citizenship.
- Prepare to apply for citizenship.
- Apply for naturalization.
- Complete any required background checks, interviews, and tests.
- Take an oath of allegiance (if your application is accepted).
Depending on your personal circumstances, the path to citizenship may be fairly straightforward, or it may require thorough preparation. Either way, navigating immigration laws and procedures are rarely as simple as they appear on the surface. Having an immigration lawyer on your side will ensure the process is facilitated correctly and with as few barriers as possible.
If you have any other questions about the immigration process—like where you should live, whether you can work, or how to apply for a green card—our legal team is happy to help you understand how immigration laws apply to you and how to remain in compliance as you seek your visa or citizenship.
Workers’ compensation attorneys help injured workers gain financial compensation for injuries, pain, or suffering sustained while on the job. Consumer Law Group’s team of Chicago workers' compensation attorneys focus on securing the payment and benefits that you deserve.
We help you put together a compelling and accurate case, so if your employer has failed to provide you with a benefit that they owe you, you can gain access to that along with the possibility of financial restitution. Contact us today to get started on your case.
Workers’ compensation lawyers can handle a variety of cases related to workplace injury. Our team of dedicated attorneys protect workers’ rights to benefits and compensation from employers and insurance companies that may be reluctant to pay workers what they’re due after an injury has taken place. This may involve smaller workplace injuries like sprains and fractures or more significant injuries like traumatic brain injury, or even death.
Employment law differs from workers' compensation law in some crucial ways. Employment law is a branch of the legal field dealing with the relationships between workers and employers, including pay, overtime, full-time status, sexual harassment complaints, and more. Workers’ compensation, on the other hand, focuses on cases where a worker endures an injury on the job and must be compensated.
It’s a good idea to look into a workers' compensation lawyer if your claim for workers' compensation has been disputed. For instance, if your employer or their insurer has denied you benefits, if they dispute your disability status, if they argue that your injury was due to a pre-existing condition, or if they prevent or deny you receiving adequate medical treatment (like surgery or care from a specialist), you may need to hire an attorney to represent you.
Two common cases where you may want to hire a workers' comp lawyer are if you have a pre-existing condition made worse by a workplace injury, or if your permanent disability rating is disputed. In these cases, employers and insurance companies may try to blame the injured party for their workplace injury, and so lessen their claim to damages.
If any of these circumstances apply to you, give us a call and we can help you work through the complex legal process ahead of you.
Not all cases need a workers' compensation lawyer to intervene. Often, if your injury is clearly caused by a workplace accident, you may simply be fairly compensated according to the administrative system in place in your state.
The exact cost for a workers’ compensation lawyer can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, such as the:
- Length of the case
- Value of the benefits under dispute
- State you live and work in
However, Consumer Law Group is happy to provide you with a free consultation. You can contact us at (312) 766-7777, or get a virtual legal consultation online 7 days a week. We can help you review the facts of your workplace injury to help determine whether hiring a workers’ compensation attorney in IL is the right solution for your situation.
Consumer Law Group makes finding the right lawyer simple, fast, and effective. With consultations available 7 days a week, and a hardworking and focused group of lawyers ready to help you work through the details of your claim, your search just got a lot easier. Contact us online or by phone to find out more about how we can help in your workers’ compensation case.
You should consider hiring a work injury attorney if you feel that you have been inadequately compensated for an injury you sustained while on the job.
If you’re not sure, don’t worry. Consumer Law Group will provide you with a free consultation to help you assess whether the facts of your case merits legal dispute. Contact us today for your consultation, or give us a call at (312) 766-7777.
First, administer necessary first aid and medical attention to your injury. Next, report the incident to your supervisor, recalling as detailed as possible. Finally, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation with the local authorities (claims forms are often provided by employers).
A wide variety of injuries may be covered by workers' comp in Illinois, including:
- Injuries due to heavy lifting
- Damage to your body caused by heavy objects
- Repetitive work injuries like carpal tunnel
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals and toxins
Eligibility for workers’ comp may start as soon as you are injured. For instance, if you need to seek immediate medical attention for an injury sustained at work, in many cases you may be eligible for that medical care to be covered. If it’s not covered, you might need to seek the counsel of a workers' compensation attorney.
Yes, in many cases workers' compensation can apply to temporary and contract workers. The details of this compensation will vary depending on the nature of your contract and the industry in which you work. If you’re unsure, you can contact Consumer Law Group for a free consultation.
There is legal precedent supporting undocmented workers’ claims to workers’ compensation benefits. However, the exact specifics of any individual’s case can vary significantly. Luckily, Consumer Law Group practices both workers’ compensation law and immigration law—for answers to your specific questions, schedule a free consultation.
Illinois is an at-will employment state, meaning that many employers have the right hire or fire employees at any time they wish. However, some reasons are not considered legitimate, even under this law. For instance, protected classes (like gender or religious affiliation) are not legitimate grounds for firing, and in some cases, retaliatory firing for filing a workers’ compensation claim may not be either. Consumer Law Group can help you determine whether this is the case for your particular situation.
Many states require that you file an injury report to your employer within a few days to a few weeks of the incident. However, you may have up to a few years to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation.
Workers’ compensation benefits may include payment for:
- Medical care
- Lost wages
- Restitution in the case of permanent disability
The specific benefits you may be entitled to will depend on the specifics of your case.
In some cases, you may be able to collect benefits even if the injury was your fault. This depends on factors like state laws, the nature of your injuries, and the insurance companies they work with.
With a large team focusing on various practice areas, we are able to help clients with diverse needs. Consumer Law can assist you with: