If You Have Been Injured
As you deal with the emotional and physical trauma of an injury, knowing your legal rights and seeking compensation might be the furthest things from your mind. Yet it is critical that you protect your rights and understand the benefits you are entitled to under the law whether you are hurt at work or suffer personal injury. If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
Your workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys at Capron & Avgerinos are here to help you start the process of protecting yourself and your rights.
Know your workers’ compensation rights in Illinois and Iowa.
If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation under the law in Illinois and Iowa. It’s important that you understand your rights in Illinois and Iowa and how the process works in both states.
If you are an Illinois resident, familiarize yourself with your rights and how the process works. And for our friends in Iowa, you can familiarize yourself with your rights and how the process works in your very own state as well. We’ve also provided easy-to-follow links below.
Your workers’ compensation attorneys at Capron & Avgerinos are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us now or call us at (800) 535-4542 with any questions you may have concerning your rights. All cases are performed on a contingent fee basis, which means we are not paid unless you recover compensation for your claim.
Know your personal injury rights in Illinois and Iowa.
To remedy the wrong inflicted onto you, however, you need to act quickly and efficiently. Your best course of action is to consult an attorney immediately after being hurt, to protect your rights and:
- Preserve evidence
- Obtain police records as needed
- Contact witnesses
Personal injury claims can stem from all sorts of daily occurrences, including automobile accidents, premises defects, or construction site incidents. After sustaining a personal injury, you have the right to:
- Seek medical treatment even if you are not seriously injured
- Contact your insurance company
- Contact your attorney
- Gather necessary evidence
If a claim cannot be settled directly with a defendant, it will be necessary to file suit. This is typically done in the county in which the injury occurred. The defendant will usually be represented by an attorney retained by his insurance company. You have the right to have your case heard by a jury, who will determine what damages you are entitled to. As the injured party, you have the burden to prove all the necessary elements of the claim before you are entitled to recover. That is why it is crucial you consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure a proper investigation takes place and you can present the best-prepared case in court.