Workers’ Comp Claims for Plant & Factory Workers
Working in a factory or manufacturing plant can place you in a fast-moving workplace with heavy equipment being used routinely. In other words, you may find yourself in one of the most hazardous workplace settings. Accidents can and do happen while working in a factory. What is important is that you are provided workers’ compensation benefits after an accident on-the-job.
In case you are worried about not getting a fair amount of workers’ compensation benefits after your factory accident, or you are just unfamiliar with how workers’ compensation claims work, come to Sam C. Mitchell & Associates. Our workers’ compensation attorneys represent factory workers like you from manufacturing plants and industrial sites all across Illinois. Using our 135 years of collective legal experience, we can fight for your rights while you focus on recuperating!
Dial (618) 505-1660 or contact us online to learn more.
Injuries Suffered by Factory Workers
In a factory with heavy equipment and crowded workspaces, accidents can happen in a variety of ways. No matter what happened and what sort of injury you have suffered, we can help you prepare and work through your workers’ compensation claim.
Injuries and accidents that may occur in a factory setting include:
- Crushed between or by heavy objects
- Hit by falling objects
- Falls from a height
- Burn injuries
- Chemical exposure injuries
- Electrocution injuries
Liability in a Factory Accident
If you are filing for workers’ compensation as an injured factory worker, then you should know that liability will likely not play a role in your workers’ compensation claim. You should be guaranteed your benefits, no matter who caused your accident. In other words, you can admit to making a mistake that caused your own injury and still be granted workers’ compensation benefits without any detriment.
Liability only becomes an important factor in a workers’ compensation claim when foul play is suspected. If the responding insurance company has any reason to believe you intentionally caused your injury to try to get out of work, then an investigation into liability may occur. It could end with you being denied workers’ comp benefits. Let our Illinois factory worker accident attorneys help you establish the cause of your accident and why you deserve benefits.
You may be able to receive the following benefits for your factory workers’ comp claim:
- Coverage of all necessary medical care
- 2/3 of your regular weekly wages
- Reimbursement for other necessary expenses, like travel costs
Fight for Fair Compensation – Call (618) 505-1660
Since our law firm first opened its doors in 1968, we have been dedicated to doing the most we can for the wrongfully injured throughout Illinois. If you have been seriously injured while working at a factory, we can help. Just call us at (618) 505-1660, tell us what happened, and we can tell you what to do next to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. It might also be possible that you can pursue an injury claim against a negligent third party as well, depending on the details of your factory accident.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our firm.