After being hurt at work, you may be unsure of where to turn and whom to talk to about filing a claim. Chances are your family, friends, and colleagues will all give you advice related to your on the job injury. When this happens, it is important to understand what is fact and what is a myth.

At the Giacoletto Law Firm, we frequently hear clients voice misunderstandings about Illinois workers’ compensation law. The following are the three most common myths people are told after getting hurt on the job:

  1. I will lose my job if I file a claim. Firing an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim is illegal in Illinois. Your employer legally cannot terminate your employment simply because you go through the lawful process of filing a workers’ compensation claim and request a settlement to cover the costs of your on-the-job injury.
  2. It is too difficult to file a workers’ compensation claim, so it’s not worth trying. While it is true that filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complex, going through the process of seeking a settlement offer after being hurt is crucial for your future wellbeing. Without filing a claim, you risk losing valuable income that you and your family need to survive, as well as risking having to cover the high costs of treating your work injuries on your own.
  3. Hiring an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer is too expensive. Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois can be a difficult process. There are a lot of expenses to claim, many of which those who are suddenly hurt at work do not know about. This is where a lawyer can help. When working with a Collinsville workers’ compensation lawyer, you can win more money to help you ensure the future of your family and cover the high costs associated with getting hurt at work.

Getting help from a Collinsville workers’ compensation attorney can make the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim easier while getting you a fair and just settlement. Call the Giacoletto Law Firm at 618-623-4297 or 866-647-5286 to learn more about how we can help you with your claim.

Steve Giacoletto
Collinsville Personal Injury Attorney