What to expect when talking to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Hiring a dedicated and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney will increase your chance of obtaining the benefits you deserve under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. An attorney will inform you of your rights under the law, will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, will gather medical and vocational evidence, and will negotiate a settlement or represent you in a hearing at the conclusion of your claim.
During your initial consultation, an attorney will ask you a series of questions to determine whether or not he or she is able to represent you. The following is a list of information the attorney may need to understand and assess your workers’ compensation claim. Please be aware that because workers’ compensation claims are time sensitive, it is often beneficial to contact a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible, even if you do not yet have all of the information listed.