Workers injured on-the-job need experienced advocates to help them get the medical care and compensation they need and deserve from an often confusing system. Consulting with an attorney early on is important because workers’ compensation can involve intricate rules which determine whether your injury is compensable and the extent of wage and medical benefits you can receive. Our attorneys frequently file emergency motions in disputed cases to get medical treatment approved and wages paid.
Healy Scanlon Law Firm has successfully represented many union and non-union employees in serious on-the-job injuries. Their Chicago worker compensation attorneys ensure that every client receives all benefits including payment of medical bills, wage loss and a permanency award.
Jack Cannon recently ended his term as President of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA) – the statewide organization of employer and employee attorneys. While a partner at Healy Scanlon, Daniel Malone, now a circuit court judge, also served as President of WCLA. Kevin Veugeler currently serves on the Board of Directors of WCLA.
Our attorneys have also been invited to speak or provide information to several local unions about workers’ compensation, and related third party claims, including Local 130 (plumbers), Local 150 (operating engineers), Local 281 (sprinkler fitters) and the Association of Flight Attendants AFL-CIO, Local 13 (carpenters).
Although most cases are resolved amicably or concluded by a short arbitration, we have also successfully pursued appeals on landmark issues to the appellate court in disputed cases, including:
-Obtaining death benefits for the widow of a security guard who was hit by a stray bullet on the job. The employer claimed that the stray bullet was a random act and not related to the job. http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/opinions/appellatecourt/2000/1stdistrict/may/html/1991474.htm
-Obtained death benefits for the widow of a union electrician who committed suicide after his employer wrongfully terminated his workers’ compensation benefits.
-Obtained benefits for a plumbing inspector who was injured while traveling between jobsites. The employer claimed that because he was traveling between sites he was not entitled to benefits. http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/opinions/WorkersComp/2015/1132609WC.pdf
The firm represents clients in cases arising from all kinds of on-the-job accidents, including:
Often, the award or settlement for permanent injuries that arise out of and in the course of employment involve issues related to transportation, medical negligence or defective products. These situations are often complex and involve interaction between a worker’ compensation case and a “third party” claim against other individuals or organizations. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to fully investigate and value injury claims and fight for full compensation for our injured clients.
Healy Scanlon Law Firm has published a booklet,” The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act FAQs” to answer some basic and commonly asked questions about job injuries.
Healy Scanlon Law Firm’s experienced on-the-job and workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help you. Call 312-226-4236.