What Insurance Companies Don't Want you to Know

When you are injured in a work-related accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are paid out by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. The benefits you receive are intended to compensate you for your medical expenses, temporary total disability or permanent disability. It’s important to understand, however, that insurance companies do not work for the injured worker; they work for their stockholders to maximize profits, not to pay claims. In order to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the benefits you are entitled to, you must hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to represent you.

At Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck,we have been prosecuting workers’ compensation claims for over 50 years. Over the years, our attorneys have helped tens of thousands of injured workers obtain the benefits they deserve. Insurance companies have talented lawyers and adjusters working for them who are dedicated to minimizing the amount they pay on claims. You should have an experienced attorney working for you to make sure you receive the maximum possible recovery.

How Insurance Companies Take Advantage of You

When you file a workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company wants you to believe that there is no need to hire an attorney because there are standard procedures for how to compensate work-related injuries. There are, however, a number of ways insurance companies can justify denying your claim or paying you less than you are entitled to under the law. For example, the insurance company can claim your injury occurred outside of work, or the insurance company could undervalue the worth of your injury by failing to pay you the proper amount for temporary or permanent disability benefits. The only way to ensure that your workers’ compensation rights are protected is to hire an aggressive attorney to advocate for you. Every claim is different.

If you have a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We handle our workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis, so we do not get paid unless we win your case.