I have been injured at work. What effect does delaying my treatment have on 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 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!!! Dealing with a work injury can be overwhelming and seem like an ongoing battle. Know that you don’t have to solve everything all at once, but there are a few things, that without a doubt you should do right away so that you are in a good position to get workers’ compensation benefits and to get back to work—and your life—as soon as possible. If you have questions concerning your workers’ compensation benefits call one of the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin as we would be happy to talk you about your rights. . 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.

Without a doubt, one of the most important things you should do right away is get medical treatment. Do not be a hero, if offered medical care accept it and get checked out. If your work accident was serious, you likely had emergency care right away. If that wasn’t the case, then get to your doctor as soon as you realize you have an injury that is related to your job. Delaying at this stage can have significant impact on your case down the road.

Seeing a doctor or receiving initial treatment for your injury is essential, but don’t stop there. Make sure your treatment continues. If your treatment is not working or if there are delays, consider having a conversation with your doctor or even getting a second opinion. If you still are unable to get the doctor to treat you or the workers’ compensation carrier is dragging their feet, call one of the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin and we will help you in getting the necessary medical treatment for your work related injury. 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.

There are two main reasons why it’s so important to be on top of your medical care. One is your health. Delays in treatment can cause an injury to worsen and even become permanent in cases where a full recovery could have been possible. The other reason is your workers’ compensation claim as a delay in treatment can put your benefits at risk. If you are injured on the job, then under Illinois workers’ compensation laws you are entitled to 2/3 of your loss wages until you recover from your injuries and to have all of your medical bills paid. However, a delay in treatment puts these significant benefits at risk.

Your employer’s insurance company usually pays workers’ compensation benefits. The insurer’s ultimate goal is their own bottom line, not your health. So you have to look out for yourself. If they see an opportunity to deny your claim and refuse benefits, they’ll take it. For example, if you wait six months to get treatment for a job injury, they can try to deny your claim by saying that your injury could have been caused by anything that happened in the last six months. If you had seen a doctor right away, there would have been documented evidence that you were hurt on a certain day and in a certain way.

After a work injury, it is in your best interest to notify your employer, see your doctor and file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Delaying these steps will work against you, and if your injury worsens, you’ll be in a particularly bad position. Talking to a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney can also help. 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! 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.