Illinois FedEx Driver Injury Lawyer
Every workplace involves some degree of risk. But if you work for FedEx, you know better than most the risks that come with doing your job. Every year, thousands of FedEx workers are injured–both on the road and in the warehouse–due to a variety of common workplace hazards. If you are one of those who have been injured, you have certain rights under Illinois workers’ compensation law.
The Illinois Fedex driver injury lawyers at the Connolly Law Firm have experience representing FedEx workers throughout the state in pursuing claims for benefits. Workers’ comp is often difficult to understand, especially if you are a worker who has never had to navigate the system before. Companies like FedEx often try to exploit this ignorance by contesting or even denying valid workers’ comp claims. By working with our team, you can help ensure the company follows the law and respects your rights.
Workers’ compensation broadly covers any work-related injury. You do not have to be on company property to suffer a covered injury. This means that if you are injured in a car accident while driving a FedEx truck–or even if you simply hurt your back while lifting an especially large package–you are covered. And since Illinois workers’ comp is a “no-fault” system, FedEx cannot avoid paying benefits by trying to blame you for your injury.
Workers’ comp can actually provide a wide range of benefits depending on the nature and extent of your injuries. We have helped many FedEx employees obtain such benefits, including but not limited to the following:
- Payments for all medical care that is reasonably necessary to treat a work-related injury.
- Wage replacement benefits, which continue to pay you part of your wages while you are recovering from your injury and unable to return to work.
- If you cannot return to your previous job following an injury, you may be entitled to vocational training for a new position.
- If you sustained any permanent disfigurement or disability, you can receive permanent benefits to compensate you for that loss.
- If you are unable to return to work at all following a serious injury, you may be entitled to permanent total disability benefits.
Additionally, if your injuries were the result of negligence on the part of someone other than your employer–which is quite common with FedEx employees who do most of their work away from the warehouse–then you may be able to pursue a separate personal injury claim and seek compensation beyond what workers’ compensation allows.
Contact Connolly Injury Law Today
Perhaps the last thing you want to do following an on-the-job accident is deal with a lawyer. But in practice, the best thing you can do before trying to deal with workers’ comp–or a potential personal injury claim–is to speak with an attorney who has been through this process before and can offer you advice and representation based on that experience. So if you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with a Illinois Fedex driver injury/workers comp lawyer, contact Connolly Injury Law today.