Marry Ann Covone is committed to representing employees who have been injured or contracted an occupational disease on the job. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) handles all the workers’ compensation cases in the state of Illinois. Under the state laws, such employees are entitled to receive compensation that is paid by the insurance carrier of an employer.
Workers’ Compensation in Illinois
Workers’ compensation is a statutory system that has been designed to provide financial assistance to injured employees and provides the right to receive compensation benefits. The legislature enacted workers’ compensation laws to eliminate the former right of employees to file a negligence claim against their employer, have their case presented in front of a jury, and seek compensation. This has been replaced with a no-fault system where an employee is entitled to compensation when they are injured at the workplace regardless of employer’s fault or negligence.
The amount of compensation you may receive depends on the severity and type of injury. Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, you may recover several damages, including, but not limited to:
- Medical expenses
- Two-thirds of lost income for the period during which you were unable to work
- Compensation for any partial or permanent disability cause by the workplace injury
- Job training or vocational rehabilitation if you are unable to return to your previous employment because of the workplace injury
Your workers’ compensation case has time limitations as well before which you have to file your claim. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for filing a workplace injury claim is three years from the date you sustained the injury or two years from the date you last received workers’ compensation benefits.
While the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission strives to make the resolution of disputes fair and expeditious, the procedures can be complex. That is why you need to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney by your side to walk you through the legal process and represent your case in the best possible light.
How Mary Ann Covone Can Help You
At Mary Ann Covone, P.C., Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to protecting your best interests and ensuring that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible to comfortably recover from your injuries. Our attorney has a proven track record of success, where she has consistently won favorable results for clients in Illinois workers’ compensation appeals, settlements, and trials in workplace injury claims.
Having in-depth knowledge of workers’ compensation laws and over 25 years of experience, our attorney offers skilled legal counsel and practical advice based on your specific situation. She serves as a counselor, adviser, and trusted guide throughout your case and goes the extra mile to ensure you get the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive under the law.
Discuss your Case with our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today
Mary Ann Covone, P.C., Attorney at Law offers personalized service and honest guidance. If you have been denied of your workers’ compensation claim or need assistance in filing one, you can rely on our experienced attorney for taking care of the legal matters for you. Contact Mary Ann Covone today at (708) 246-4911 for an initial consultation. We have three Chicagoland offices conveniently located in Gurnee, Downtown Chicago, and Western Springs.