When a person is injured while working, they may have a claim for worker’s compensation benefits. Because not all workplace injuries qualify for compensation, it is important to understand if your situation qualifies. If you have questions or if you are unsure about your injury, a skilled workers compensation lawyer can assist with helping you determine if you qualify.
In general, here are 3 basic qualifications for workers compensation:
1. You must be an employee and engaged in work duties
If you do not meet the definition of an employee, then you may be prevented from filing a claim. For example, if your relationship with the employer is that of an independent contractor, then it may be difficult to recover workers compensation benefits.
In addition, your injury must have occurred while you were engaged in your employment. This means that it must occur while you are working and doing your work duties.
2. You suffered a work-related injury or illness
To receive workers compensation benefits, you must show that your injury or illness is related to your work. For example, if you are injured at home while you are off-the-clock, then you probably will not qualify. However, if you are injured while you are working, then you may have a valid claim.
3. You must comply with the claim deadlines/procedures
To successfully recover workers compensation benefits, you must comply with the procedures required. Your claim must also be filed by a certain date after you sustain the injury. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in denial of claim. This process can be tricky, but a skilled attorney from Brian J. McManus & Associates can help you file your claim on time and make sure your case fits all of the requirements.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, then you should contact the workers compensation lawyers in Illinois right away. The sooner you get an experienced attorney on your side the better. Call our offices today at (312) 346-8210.
When a flight attendant is injured while engaged in the course of their employment, then they may be eligible to receive workers compensation benefits, including wage replacement and medical care. If you sustain an injury while working, then workers compensation lawyers in Illinois can assist you with filing a workers compensation claim.
What common types of injuries for flight attendants may result in a claim?
• Turbulence-related injuries
• Injuries from handling baggage
• Trips and falls
• Burns from handling hot beverages
• Illness related to exposure to passengers
• Injuries related to pilot error
• Injury from errors of air traffic control
How do you file a workers compensation claim?
To pursue a workers compensation claim, you must have experienced a work-related injury or illness. This means that the injury must be proved to have taken place while you were at work. You must also comply with the procedures and deadlines for filing a claim. While the deadlines and paperwork can be tricky a workers compensation lawyer can assist you with this process.
A claim may be filed in Illinois if the injury was sustained in Illinois, you were hired as an employee in Illinois, or your work is principally based out of Illinois.
Filing a claim necessitates providing certain information to corroborate your injuries. This may require gathering medical records and other information to show that your injuries are real and came from events that occurred in the workplace.
How can an Chicago personal injury lawyer help?
Workers compensation laws are complex and the claims process can be overwhelming. Many claims are denied due to various technicalities. An experienced attorney will understand the process and know what needs to be shown to successfully recover benefits.
If you are a flight attendant who has suffered a work-related injury or illness, then contact us to schedule a consultation. Do not hesitate to get the help you need.