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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.

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 920,000

    A man was sheading south on RT 45 in Saline County when TT slowed to make a turn and was rear-ended. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and shoulders. Justice was served for our client.

  • 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.

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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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