If you are suffering from an injury at work in Illinois, you may be entitled to financial compensation for damages you have incurred because of your injury. This can include various types of damages, each aimed at helping you recover from the physical, emotional, and financial toll of your injury. Some of the most common types of damages that you may be able to recover after a workplace injury include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Filing a a personal injury claim to seek these damages may be necessary. Personal injury claims can be complex and require understanding the laws that apply to your situation. You may need to gather evidence, file paperwork and negotiate with insurance companies to receive the compensation you deserve.
Statute of limitations
There are deadlines for filing personal injury claims. In Illinois, for example, personal injury claims have a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury. waiting too long to file your claim may bar you from seeking compensation for your damages.
In addition to seeking compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering, there are other types of damages that you may be eligible for as well. For example, you may be able to recover compensation for any permanent physical disabilities or disfigurements resulting from your injury and for any psychological or emotional harm you have suffered.
Additionally, suppose you have to take time off work or have been unable to continue working due to your injury. In that case, you may recover compensation for your lost earning capacity.
Know your rights
Every workplace injury case is unique, and the compensation you are eligible for will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Whether the injury was on the job due to a single event or repetitive motions over time, it is essential to understand your rights and seek the support you need to get the compensation you deserve.