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Firefighter Injuries & Accidents

Illinois Workers’ Comp Lawyers for Firefighter Claims

As a firefighter, you are among the bravest who risk health and wellbeing each day to protect others from a variety of disasters and dangers. If you get hurt on the job, then you should be given the benefits you need to recover. But this is not always the case. Insurance companies are always looking for ways to cut costs, which might mean denying, delaying, or undervaluing a firefighter’s workers’ compensation claim.

If you are ever hurt in your line of duty as a firefighter in Illinois, come to Sam C. Mitchell & Associates for compassionate representation from workers’ comp attorneys who really do care about you, your family, and your future. We will handle your claim as if we were representing ourselves, doing all we can to secure every bit of workers’ comp benefits you need and deserve.

Our workers’ comp lawyers can help you with:

  • Understanding your workers’ compensation benefits
  • Preparing and filing your initial claim
  • Responding to inquiries from the insurer
  • Challenging denials

Call (618) 505-1660 to speak with our team about filing for workers’ comp today!

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Firefighters

As a firefighter, you probably get workers’ compensation benefits from an insurer that is working with your local government municipality or county. This might seem complicated at first, and you may even be told that your coverage is much different from the average occupation, but this is not true. In general, you should be able to enjoy the same benefits as others who are provided workers’ comp benefits after a work-related accident.

Benefits you may be able to get from workers’ comp as an Illinois firefighter include:

  • A portion of your regular wages after missing several days of work
  • Cost of all necessary medical care
  • Reimbursement for travel to medical appointments, if far
  • Potential long-term disability benefits if injuries are permanent

Keep in mind that you likely lose the benefit of filing a personal injury claim against your employer if you file for workers’ compensation benefits. This is the typical trade-off of workers’ comp. However, if egregious or illegal wrongdoing led to your severe injury, a third party claim might be pursuable in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.

To get to the bottom of your firefighters’ workers’ comp claim and options, call (618) 505-1660 and connect with the attorneys of Sam C. Mitchell & Associates.

Why You Can Trust Us

The Right Firm Can Make the Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • Auto Accident $9,000,000

    Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.

  • Auto Accident $2,500,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Auto Accident $875,000

    Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.

  • Auto Accident $750,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Auto Accident $600,000

    A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.

  • Auto Accident $375,000

    A woman sustained injuries to her neck, back, right hip, and left knee after being involved in a T-bone collision.

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Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris
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