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Illinois Workers’ Compensation Laws

Workplace accidents and illnesses may not be part of anyone’s career plans, but they do happen, and if they happen to you, you should know that you have every right to ask your employer to provide workers’ compensation benefits. All too frequently, employers deny their employees these benefits, which causes them to struggle to make ends meet – the last thing you need when you are sick or injured and should be focusing on getting better.

Workplace Accidents and Illnesses in Illinois

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Walton Telken is a law firm practicing workers compensation law in Fairview Heights, Illinois and the greater St. Louis area. Call for a free consultation.

Accidents can happen at any place of business, anywhere from a meat packing plant, cubicle-filled office buildings, construction sites, and everywhere in between; but doing your job should not be the cause of a life-changing injury or illness. However, it does happen every once in a while; here are some of the illnesses that working in an unhealthy environment may cause:

  • Lead poisoning is caused by a slow buildup of lead in your system; it can take months or years to manifest, but once it does, it can have detrimental effects, and may take years to recover from – as long as you avoid further lead exposure.
  • Exposure to skin irritants or dangerous chemicals can cause skin disorders. If you work outside, you may also run the risk of developing skin cancer caused by excessive exposure to the sun.
  • When you work around heavy (and loud) machinery all day every day, you may suffer some degree of hearing loss, from which you may never recover.
  • Silicosis occurs when you inhale silica, which is usually mixed in with dust; it can cause cough, fatigue, weight loss, and scarring (which in turn causes difficulty breathing as well as chest pain).
  • If you have inhaled too much asbestos, you may be diagnosed with asbestosis (a lung disease) or mesothelioma (a deadly form of cancer), both of which may make your life extraordinarily uncomfortable. Mesothelioma is just one form of cancer that you could develop from exposure to dangerous chemicals or harmful working conditions.


How a Workers Compensation Lawyer Can Help you Win your Claim

If you are considering filing an initial claim or an appeal for a previously denied claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you might want to think about hiring an attorney to represent you. Injuries and illnesses can take a lot of time and energy to heal from, which is what you really need to focus on at this time. An experienced attorney will be able to investigate the accident, injury, or illness, and work hard to get you all of the financial compensation you deserve so that you will not need to worry about what your injury or illness will cost you.

Call an Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer Today!

Call us today for a free consultation; there is no obligation to hire an attorney with Walton Telken Foster law firm, and you will get advice and information about the specifics of your case, your rights and the options you have available to you. Plus, if you decide to sign with us, you will not need to pay anything until you get paid, as we only take a percentage of the money that we win for you. With everything to gain and nothing to lose, what are you waiting for? Call (844) 307-7349 to schedule your free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney in Fairview Heights today! We look forward to hearing from you.


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