Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Arlington Heights
With a commitment to providing personal legal services to injured clients, Ahmad Law Firm fights on behalf of victims seeking compensation. Warehouse injuries often result from hazardous working conditions and employer negligence. When you come to us, we will personally talk with you and answer your questions.
We know this is a stressful and frustrating experience. That is why our Arlington Heights workers' compensation attorneys work hard to provide stress-free services. With experience as a former prosecutor, Attorney Ahmad knows how to build your case and navigate the legal system. We can handle the legal issues so you can focus on healing. Call our firm at (847) 791-2294 today to discuss your case with our passionate legal team.
Common Types of Warehouse Injuries
Employees who work in warehouses commonly participate in packing, labeling, shipping, and transporting items. Forklifts, trucks, and other machines help workers complete these tasks, but they pose a serious threat. It is estimated that more than 700,000 people work in warehouse and industrial jobs across America, and thousands are injured every year. Warehouse accidents can be serious, and it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after you are injured.
Warehouse injuries commonly result from:
- Falls from heights
- Slips and trips
- Machine accidents
- Loading dock accidents
- Forklift crashes
Employees involved in warehouse accidents may suffer broken or crushed bones, internal hemorrhaging, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, contusions, burns, and catastrophic injuries. Many injured workers require extensive medical treatment. They may also take time off of work, and suffer temporary or permanent disability.
Warehouse accidents commonly result from an employer's failure to correct unsafe working conditions. Slippery floors, loose floorboards, holes or gaps in the walls, and inadequate safety equipment and training all contribute to common warehouse injuries. By law, employers have a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment, and to provide adequate safety training and education to employees. This can help reduce the risk of a warehouse injury.
What Compensation Benefits May You Be Entitled To?
Depending on the situation, you may be able to pursue a settlement for lost wages, medical expenses, partial and total disability, and future expected medical expenses. Under Illinois law, you have 3 years from the date of your injury to file a claim for compensation (or 2 years from the date of the last payment of benefits). You can file the claim with your employer's workers' compensation insurance coverage, and our Arlington Heights workers' compensation lawyers can guide you every step of the way.
If possible, you should gather evidence to use to support your claim in court. This can include witness testimonies, pictures or videos of the incident, and medical records. While many claims are settled out of court through negotiation, some proceed to trial. If the insurance company disputes your claim, we can build your case and tenaciously represent you every step of the way.
Dedicated Workers' Compensation Attorneys for Your Case
At Ahmad Law Firm, we have a thorough knowledge of the Illinois legal system. If you have been injured in a warehouse accident, our Arlington Heights workers' compensation lawyers can help. We can gather evidence, build your case, negotiate on your behalf, and represent you throughout the process. You deserve compensation for your injuries. Whatever your situation, we can provide efficient and reliable legal services.