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 135 years 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.