Schaumburg and Wheaton Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating for Victims
Accidents often have devastating and long-term consequences for everyone involved. If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, or if you have suffered an injury on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Therman Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys guide Schaumburg and Wheaton residents, as well as other people in Cook County, through the legal process. We are committed to providing vigorous yet compassionate representation. Using more than 35 years of combined experience, we develop strategies for accident victims and injured workers that consider their personal needs and circumstances.
Our firm handles all types of personal injury matters, including those arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, elevator injuries, dog bites, construction accidents, and wrongful death claims. We also handle workers’ compensation claims and can help people who have been hurt or have fallen ill on the job pursue the full range of benefits to which they may be entitled.Representation in Motor Vehicle Collision and Other Accident Claims
Some of the most common accidents result from the careless operation of a car or truck. Unfortunately, these also may be some of the most devastating accidents, especially if a collision occurs at high speeds on one of the many highways in the Chicago area. Victims of car crashes may be able to file a negligence claim for compensation. They would need to show that the defendant, usually another driver, failed to drive safely under the circumstances and that they were hurt as a direct result. Damages that may be available in these cases may address past, present, and future forms of harm. They may extend from medical bills, lost income and earning capacity, and the costs of future treatments, surgeries, or rehabilitation therapy to the pain and suffering that the victim experienced, as well as any reduction in their quality of life.
Another situation in which victims may be unexpectedly hurt involves the use of elevators. According to some estimates, there are an estimated 10,000 serious injuries in the U.S. involving elevators each year. If you or someone close to you was hurt in an elevator accident in Chicago, our elevator injury lawyers may be able to sue the property owner in a premises liability claim. Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises reasonably safe, which includes regularly inspecting and maintaining elevators so that they are in proper working order. Depending on the circumstances, a company that installed, manufactured, or repaired the elevator may also be held liable for an elevator accident.
Our Schaumburg and Wheaton personal injury lawyers also can assist families who are going through the challenging experience of losing a loved one in a fatal accident. If you are in this situation, you should know that you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. This type of lawsuit helps to compensate family members for costs related to their loved one’s medical and funeral expenses, as well as their own loss of the support provided by the victim.Bringing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Under Illinois Law
Workers’ compensation laws are designed to provide employees with financial assistance in the event that they are unable to work due to injuries or illnesses sustained on the job. Depending on the severity and nature of the injury or illness, an employee may be entitled to various types of benefits. Workers’ compensation typically covers medical expenses, temporary total disability (TTD) while an employee is unable to work, temporary partial disability (TPD) while an employee recovers but is able to work lightly for lower pay, permanent partial disability (PPD) if an employee has a permanent disability but is still able to work, or permanent total disability (PTD) if an employee is completely unable to work. Other features of the program include vocational rehabilitation training for employees and death benefits for certain surviving family members after a fatal workplace accident.
An important point about workers’ compensation benefits is that they are paid regardless of who was at fault for the accident. The focus of these claims is showing that the injury arose out of the worker’s employment. This is not always as straightforward as it sounds, especially if the accident exacerbated a pre-existing condition, so it sometimes may be necessary to appeal an initial denial of a claim. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Therman Law Offices can assist you with both your initial claim and any appeal that may be needed.Contact a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer in Schaumburg or Wheaton
At Therman Law Offices, we are dedicated to zealously advocating for your rights through settlement negotiations or litigation. Our Schaumburg and Wheaton personal injury attorneys understand that dealing with an accident is one of the most stressful times of your life. Our offices are located in northwest Chicago near O’Hare Airport, as well as Schaumburg, and Wheaton, so we are easily accessible to people in the northern part of Cook County. We also offer free parking at all locations. To discuss your legal matter in more detail with a personal injury or workers’ compensation lawyer, call us at 312-588-1900 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.