Workers' Compensation

Clear Guidance for Your Workers' Compensation In Charleston, Mattoon and Effingham, IL

Get the Workers' Comp Benefits You Deserve

Workers' compensation is a system of benefits provided by the law to most workers who have job-related injuries or diseases. These benefits are yours, regardless of fault. Almost every injured employee whose job is localized in the state of Illinois is covered by the law. As an employee, you are covered from the moment you begin your job.

At Smith Law, Ltd., we make sure clients like you get fair treatment when such injuries or illnesses occur. Call us at 217-345-6222 or visit our office at 622 Jackson Avenue in Charleston, IL, to get started on your case.

Let us help you secure the benefits you are entitled to:
  • Workers' compensation
  • Reporting an injury or exposure
  • Filing a claim with the commission
  • Resolving a dispute at the commission
  • Medical benefits
  • Temporary Total Disability benefits (TTD)
  • Temporary Partial Disability benefits (TPD)
  • Vocational or maintenance benefits
  • Permanent Partial Disability benefits (PPD)
  • Death or survivor benefits
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Categories of Benefits

In most cases, the law covers injuries that are caused in whole or in part by your work.

A worker injured by the repetitive use of a part of the body is covered, as is a person who experiences a stroke, a heart attack, or any other physical problem caused by work. A worker with a pre-existing condition may receive benefits if he or she can show that the job aggravated those conditions.

The law provides the following benefit categories:
  1. Medical care that is reasonably required to cure or relieve the employee of the effects of the injury
  2. Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits while the employee is off work and recovering from the injury
  3. Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits while the employee is recovering from the injury but working on light duty
  4. Vocational rehabilitation or maintenance benefits are provided to an injured worker who is participating in an approved vocational rehabilitation program
  5. Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits for an employee who sustains a permanent disability or disfigurement but can still work
  6. Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits for an employee who is rendered permanently unable to work
  7. Death benefits for surviving family members
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Have you or a loved one recently been injured on the job? Contact Smith Law, Ltd. right away to discuss filing a compensation claim and collect the benefits you deserve.

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