Workers’ Compensation for Restaurant Employees in Illinois
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Workers
Restaurant workers put in a lot of effort to earn their wages and, oftentimes, their work environments present a lot of dangers. Boiling water, hot plates, spills, and fired-up stoves in a tight space can all create a recipe for disaster. At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, our Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience advocating on behalf of injured workers. You can trust that our team will do what is necessary to help you obtain the vital benefits you need while recovering from your injuries.
Find out more about filing a workers’ compensation claim by contacting Sam C. Mitchell & Associates at (618) 505-1660 today. We provide free consultations and will not collect any legal fees unless we win your case.
Filing for Workers’ Compensation
One of the biggest questions injured restaurant workers have when filing for compensation is if fault will impact their ability to obtain the benefits they need. Workers’ compensation is not a fault-based system and, in most cases, your culpability will not affect your claim. Moreover, workers’ compensation insurance covers injuries sustained in accidents and conditions developed over time. For example, if you developed a repetitive injury from carrying trays, you might qualify for workers’ compensation benefits even though your condition was the result of an accident.
If your injury keeps you out of work for a week or more, part of your workers’ compensation benefits might also include wage replacement. The amount you receive is based on your wages before the accident, the type of injury you suffered, and the percentage of disability, if applicable. To ensure you do not experience any obstacles when filing your claim, be sure to report the accident to your supervisor as soon as possible and file the appropriate paperwork. Failing to inform your employer about the accident is one of the biggest errors you can make after sustaining a workplace injury.
Why Choose Sam C. Mitchell & Associates?
At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates in Illinois, we know there are many options available to you as you begin your search for qualified legal assistance. When you choose to work with us, you will receive the following:
- A team with more than a century’s worth of combined legal experience
- A history of satisfied clients
- More than 3,700 cases successfully handled
- Contingency fees
- Free initial consultations
Dedicated to Securing the Results You Deserve
If you are a restaurant worker who was injured on-the-job, the team at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates in Illinois can guide you through the process of filing your claim and obtaining the benefits you need during this difficult time. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and compassion necessary to help you navigate this complex legal process. We understand how difficult it is to be out of work due to an injury and the financial challenges you must be facing.
Talk to one of our workers’ compensation attorneys today at (618) 505-1660. We provide free consultations and will provide the one-on-one attention you deserve.
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
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.