Edwardsville, Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer

If you have suffered any injuries at work or developed any occupational diseases due to your employment, you have the right to file for something called workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. You have a right to expect that simply doing the job you were hired to do will not result in any life-altering conditions.

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If you have already filed a claim, or if your claim was denied and you want to file an appeal, call us at (844) 307-7349 to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our very experienced workers’ compensation attorneys. In the Edwardsville area, contact the Walton Telken Foster law firm to discuss your rights and the options you have at this most important juncture.

Workers’ Compensation

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Walton Telken are Workers Compensation Attorneys serving Edwardsville and the greater St. Louis area.

When you have been injured and your doctor recommends staying home in order to recover from your injury or illness, you may lose out on a significant portion or all of your income; workers’ compensation is intended to make up for that loss. However, sometimes, employers refuse to pay, which makes it that much more difficult to pay your normal bills, not to mention your new medical bills, which will definitely add up quickly.

For those living in or around the Edwardsville area, you should contact the Walton Telken Foster law firm to get in contact with a workers’ compensation attorney who will help you get the benefits you are entitled to. We will handle all aspects of your case, from beginning to end, and we accept cases on contingency, which is good for you, because that means you do not need to pay us anything until you get paid; that way, you do not need to worry about another bill on top of all the other ones you are worried about how to pay.

Occupational Diseases and Illnesses

In addition to accidents that happen at the workplace and on the job, we also handle closely related types of cases involving occupational diseases and illnesses. Like workers’ compensation claims, they are very complex and may be intimidating and overwhelming, so if your doctor has diagnosed you with at least one of the following, call us today to schedule your free consultation. You may be entitled to monetary damages.

  • Hearing loss may not seem like that big of a deal, so you may not feel the need to worry about that as much as other side effects or symptoms of working in an environment that is dangerous or damaging to your overall health.

  • Working in certain environments can affect the health of your skin. Allergens and chemicals can lead to the development of rashes, infections, and even cancer; constant exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can also cause cancer.

  • Inhaling silica (the compound that quartz is made of, and which is found in sand) can cause silicosis; inhaling asbestos can cause asbestosis (a respiratory infection) or mesothelioma (a potentially deadly form of cancer of the lining of some internal organs, including the lungs and stomach). Symptoms of these diseases include chest pain, cough, and shortness of breath.

  • When you work anywhere with exposed lead (whether you or your employer realize it or not), you are at a much higher risk for lead poisoning. Even small amounts of lead can build up in your system; a doctor will usually recommend you remove yourself from an exposure to lead so that your system can cleanse and rid itself of the dangerous chemical.

At the law firm of Walton Telken, we prepare every workplace injury claim with a focus on maximizing results. If another party beyond your employer was at fault, we will not hesitate to pursue maximum recovery through a personal injury claim. We have the resources to consult industry-leading experts to investigate the cause of catastrophic and fatal work-related accidents to determine if another party beyond your employer was at-fault. We will work vigorously to help you secure your right to the full amount of benefits you are entitled to receive.

Offering Free Initial Consultations for Clients With Work Injury Claims

Our firm’s Edwardsville workers’ compensation lawyers have experience maximizing the recovery efforts for injured workers, including:

We will apply our years of experience, skills and legal resources in pursuit of helping you and your family obtain benefits for your physical, financial and emotional losses. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our office locations in Illinois or Missouri.

Seeking to Maximize the Benefits for Injured Workers

When you select our law firm, you will work directly with a highly skilled work injury attorney. We differentiate ourselves from other law firms that rely on paralegals or legal secretaries to work day in and day out with the firm’s clients. Our client-driven focus helps our team of attorneys effectively identify the sources of financial recovery that you are entitled to, such as:

  • Workers’ compensation — If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. Our firm’s Illinois and Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys will handle all aspects of your claim, while working to maximize your recovery amount.
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) — If you were injured on the railroad you may be entitled to benefits through the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) of 1908.
  • Jones Act — If were injured while working on the river or on a loading dock, we can help you file a claim through the Jones Act.
  • Social Security Disability Insurance claims (SSDI) — If you are no longer able to work because of a work or non-work related accident or medical condition, you may have a right to pursue compensation through SSDI. We are ready to help you file your claim or fight for benefits if your initial claim has been denied.

What We Can Do for You

Attorneys with Walton Telken Injury Lawyer serve clients in and around the Edwardsville area, taking care of all of the various complex elements of their cases concerning workers’ compensation and occupational diseases and illnesses. We will thoroughly investigate the scene of the accident, file your initial claim or appeal for workers’ compensation benefits, and prepare and file any other necessary legal paperwork, including emergency and hardship petitions. We will negotiate and litigate for you and pursue any other beneficial avenues which may be applicable in your case, such as FELA, SSI/SSDI, and Jones Act funds. Mostly, we want to get you the benefits you deserve.

Call Us Today

Call us at (844) 307-7349 to schedule your free consultation with an attorney with years of experience in dealing with workers’ compensation and workplace disease and illness cases. At your appointment, you can tell the attorney all about the details of your case, and they will give you information about your rights and options at this point. We can take your case on a contingency basis, so you do not have to pay anything until you yourself get paid, so you have nothing to lose and everything. Call today.

 

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