I am a part-time employee and I was injured at work. Can I file a claim for my work-related injury?

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for injured workers. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the hard working people of Northern Illinois and Chicago. On many occasions we find that workers compensation adjusters wrongfully deny medical care and money benefits to injured workers leaving the injured worker with little or nothing to survive. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced workers compensation attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your work related injury call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Being involved in a work related injury in Chicago or the Suburbs my entitle you to thousands of dollars under the Illinois Workers Compensation act for your lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury victims and work related accidents and we will fight for you!!!

Your employer, whether you are employed full time or part time, should have workers compensation insurance to cover your bills and income during this time. Part-timers get the same benefits as those who work full time. Workers Compensation benefits should include payment of your medical expenses, payment for 2/3 of your lost income and compensation for any permanent injury you may have suffered as a result of the accident. Again, these benefits exist regardless of how many hours you were working and regardless of whether you were classified a part-time or full time employee. This is not to say that all workers will qualify for workers compensation benefits after an on the job injury but instead only that being part-time is not a reason to disqualify you from receiving benefits. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your work related injury call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation.

Furthermore, it is important to note that if you have two part-time or two full time jobs at the time that you were injured and you injuries prevents you from working either job then you may be able to get 2/3 of the total income you received from both jobs. However, to qualify to have your workers’ compensation benefits calculated off of your total combined income at both jobs, your employer at the job that you were injured, should have known that you worked the both jobs prior to your work related accident and subsequent injury. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced workers compensation attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

All workers, part time and full time need to meet certain criteria in order to get workers’ compensation benefits in Chicago. For example, your injury must have happened while you were at work performing task within the course and scope of your employment, once your injury occurs you must immediately notify your employer of your injury but in no event later than 45 days from the time the accident occurred and lastly you must be an employee of the employer and not an independent contractor.

Independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, although they have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit if their injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. On the other hand, employees do not have the option of filing suit against a co-worker and instead their sole remedy is to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Whether you are an employee or an independent contractor is not necessarily up to your employer and many times employers will classify you as independent contractors to make you believe you are not entitled to benefits in the event of accident. However, there are certain criteria that need to be met by law in order for you to be an independent contractor and if the facts surrounding your employment do not qualify you as an independent contractor, then you may very well still be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits regardless of how your employer classified you. If your employer has told you that you are an independent contractor call the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your work related injury call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Figuring out what to do after a work injury can be confusing. One of the experienced workers’ compensation attorney at the Law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin can help you get through it as they have the knowledge and experienced necessary to get you the benefits you deserve. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced workers compensation attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your work related injury call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.