When you are injured on the job, you may automatically be covered by Illinois Workers' Compensation laws. Your employer is obligated to pay for your medical care and lost wages and provide certain other benefits. However, employees who do not know their rights can be denied these benefits or mistreated in other ways. You may even have a personal injury lawsuit against a third party in addition to the benefits paid by your employer.
The Giacoletto Law Firm in Collinsville is committed to educating clients and standing up for their job injury rights. We represent injured workers in the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois. Contact us today to discuss your workers' comp case in a free phone consultation, even if you have already been turned down.
Protect Your Work Injury Rights and Your Future
Workers' compensation is a no-fault system. If you were injured in the scope of employment - in an office, in a factory, at a job site, or in the company parking lot - it typically does not matter who or what caused your injuries.
Attorney Steve Giacoletto has handled scores of different types of workplace accidents and injury claims, including:
- Falls from ladders or heights
- Injury from workplace machines, tools or equipment
- Vehicle accidents
- Fires, explosions and toxic exposure
- Repetitive stress injury (such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome)
Metro East and Southern Illinois Workplace Accident Lawyer
Our legal team is knowledgeable about your workers' compensation benefits and rights. Our role is to intervene if your claim is denied, or to ensure that you receiving the full disability benefits to which you are entitled. We can also help if you are having any problems, such as denial of medical treatment, termination of benefits, pressure to return to work or refusal to accommodate a doctor's restrictions.
Steve Giacoletto has handled handled permanent, long-term and partial disability claims, including:
- Neck or back injury
- Head trauma
- Amputation or loss of use
- Spinal cord injury
- Eye injury
- Broken bones
- Joint injuries (knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists)
- Injuries to hands, feet and other body parts
We also represent family members in death benefit claims for fatal work accidents.
Third-Party Personal Injury Claims for Work Accidents
The trade-off for receiving workers' compensation benefits is that you cannot sue your employer or co-worker. However, you might have a personal injury lawsuit against a third party for your injuries, such as a property owner, a negligent motorist, or the manufacturer of defective machinery, if their negligence contributed to your disabling accident. This could provide additional damages, such as pain and suffering or lifetime earnings, that are not covered by workers' compensation.
Free Consultation • No Fee Unless You Recover Compensation
Giacoletto Law Firm handles all workplace injury cases on a contingency - there are no attorney fees unless compensation is recovered.
Our firm is located between the Madison County and St. Clair County courthouses. We offer a free phone consultation, and we can arrange evening, weekend and off-site appointments. Call 866-647-5286 or e-mail us to talk with an experienced Collinsville work injury lawyer.