I have been injured at work. Is my employer required to carry workers’ compensation insurance?

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!!!

Do not allow an employer to tell you he is not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Any company that is going to be doing any business in Illinois has to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is true if you have just one employee who works an hour a week or thousands of Chicago workers. The only exception to this unquestionable requirement is for some Illinois farmers and Chicago policemen.

If your employer fails to carry workers’ compensation insurance, an experienced Chicago workers compensation attorney may be able to hold them personally liable for all of your related medical expenses.  Illinois law also find this to be a class 4 felony, which in turns means your employer could be held criminally liable for his failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance.  Also, under Illinois law your employer could have his business shut down for not carrying insurance.    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.

Some employers try different ways to convince employees they are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and thus that they are unable to get treatment and benefits for their injuries.  For example, one of the most popular ways of deceiving their employees are when employers tell their workers that they are really independent contractors and thus not entitled to benefits.  Realize that whether you are or are not an independent contractor doesn’t get your employer off the hook from carrying workers’ compensation insurance.  This does not get them off the hook for having to carry workers’ compensation insurance that will compensate you and pay your medical bills.

It is true, however, that Independent contractors are not entitled to benefits under the workers’ compensations laws. However, do not forego your benefits just because an employer tells you that you are not an employee and instead you are an independent contractor.  Realize that this is a very fact intensive question and all of the circumstances surrounding your employment must be analyzed.  If your employer is trying to get out of providing medical benefits and pay your for our loss wages by telling you that your are an independent contractor, call the attorneys at The Law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners today.    On many occasions we find that workers compensation employers 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!

Other employers have illegally tried to get their staff to sign a document waiving their right to workers’ compensation benefits. Those contracts are not enforceable in Illinois.  There are even other employers who have tried to use the fact that they have offices in multiple states to trick their employees into believing they have to bring their workers’ compensation claim in one of the other states. That is also not true.

Bringing a workers’ comp claim is not a lawsuit. Instead, it is a claim for benefits and you should not permit an employer’s unscrupulous tactics form stopping you from bringing your claim. Do not allow yourself to be tricked or bullied into thinking that you don’t have the ability to bring a case. There are certain legal requirements needed to get benefits approved, but you don’t lose your rights just because your employer didn’t feel like getting workers’ compensation insurance. Remember, it’s a felony if they don’t have it. That is how seriously we in Illinois take this and how seriously they should, too.

If you have been injured at work and your employer is telling you that you are not entitled to benefits or he doesn’t have to carry insurance, take action and call the attorneys at the law office of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners 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!!!