I have been injured at work. When should I report the injury to my employer?

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 may 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!!!

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, then you should report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides employees with up to 45 days to report the injury which resulted from the on the job accident. Note, that even though you have 45 days to report the injury you should NOT wait. Instead, it is important that you report the injury immediately. Waiting more than 45 days to report the injury is not good and may result in your loss of rights under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and being barred from bringing a claim.

When you are involved in a work-related accident, you have just involuntarily thrust yourself into a complex legal web. Your accident and subsequent injuries may be subject to several laws and provisions. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you! 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.

Do not be afraid to report your injury as under the law you cannot be fired or harassed for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If your employer denies you workers’ compensation benefits, then you can seek the assistance of the Workers’ Compensation Commission and force your employer to provide the benefits. The Workers’ Compensation Commission has the power to order your employer to pay benefits.

As an employee, you usually only have three years after the injury occurs to file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. However, there are some exceptions to this three-year rule. For example, if your claim involves an asbestos-related injury, an employee can file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission 25 years after the last exposure.

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