Laura Childs Has Been Representing Injured Employees in Illinois For Over 24 Years
Ms. Childs is a skilled attorney who secures benefits for workers hurt on the job in the Chicagoland area
When you become injured during the normal course of your employment, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Most employers are mandated by state law to carry this no-fault insurance program. I will advocate for you to get coverage for medical costs, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses and a lump sum award or settlement after medical treatment is completed when you are injured on-the-job. For over 24 years , I have helped workers recover excellent compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained on the job. I am committed to helping you get the payments you need when you need them most.
Laura Childs is a results-oriented Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer and fights hard for you to receive the benefits to which you’re entitled
While workers’ compensation benefits are provided by employers’ insurance companies, those benefits are mandated by state law, with some exceptions that may depend on the company’s size, type of business, and work done by employees. While benefits vary by jurisdiction, they most often cover:
- Medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses
- A percentage of lost wages
- Compensation for permanent disability
- Costs of retraining
- Dependents’ recovery for a worker’s death
It’s important to notify your employer as soon as possible after you’ve sustained an on-the-job injury. Neglecting to do so could affect your ability to claim the benefits you deserve.
Laura Childs is a dedicated advocate who diligently fights for your rights
The companies who underwrite workers’ comp policies are like all insurance carriers: their goal is to limit liability and pay as little as possible in claim benefits. That’s why it’s essential you’re represented by an experienced workers’ comp attorney who knows the laws governing workers’ comp in Illinois and represent you at the Industrial Commission on a denied claim for workers’ comp. You must file an application for adjustment of claim in a timely manner, so it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. I will investigate the reasons for your denial and advocate for you to receive money for medical bills, lost wages and permanent damage done as a result of your injury, which may involve appearing with you at hearings before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Ms. Childs is a knowledgeable counselor who advises on third-party claims
If you are eligible for benefits under the workers’ compensation system, you cannot file a separate negligence action against your employer. Workers’ compensation coverage reimburses victims for medical costs, partial lost wages, rehabilitation expenses and permanent damage to that body part. It does not pay for other types of damages available in personal injury actions, such as compensation for pain and suffering and recovery of ALL lost wages. When you believe that someone besides your employer bears some fault for your work-related injury, such as the manufacturer in a defective product case, I can advise whether you may have a third-party claim that will allow you to seek damages in addition to your workers’ comp benefits.
Contact The Law Office of Laura Childs if you want an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorney.
Law Office Of Laura Childs in Lisle helps employees throughout Illinois file workers’ comp claims and appeal workers’ comp denials so they can access the benefits they need. To schedule a consultation, call me at 630-484-4040 or contact me online.