Injured? Turn to Our Nationwide Work Accident Attorneys
Work related injuries are disruptive to your life and your livelihood. Your injury may prevent you from getting back to your job, causing financial hardship for a potentially long period. In these circumstances, financial assistance is needed quickly to cope with the impact of these injuries. While most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation, obtaining this compensation can be challenging at times.
Benefits of Hiring our Work Injury Lawyers
- We represent clients nationwide, and will travel to you
- You do not pay any legal fees unless we reach a settlement or verdict
- We have more than 50 years of combined experience fighting for the injured
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has the extensive experience necessary to guide you through the process of securing the financial assistance you need, whether through workers’ compensation or a third party lawsuit. Our workers’ compensation attorneys represent employees nationwide, traveling throughout the country to provide counsel. We have resolved more than 10,000 cases in our 50 years of combined practice.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
When you are injured due to and during the course of your employment, workers’ compensation laws mandate that you are owed compensation for your injuries. Each state’s workers’ compensation law protects employees who have been injured on the job or contracted a work-related illness. Under these laws, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage to each employee. The coverage may cover lost time from work, medical bills, and resulting permanent disabilities.
Often, injured workers are worried about their job security after filing a workers’ compensation claim. Our legal team understands your concerns, which is why we seek to ensure your workers’ compensation case is handled promptly while fighting to make sure you receive maximum damages for your injuries.
Some common types of workers’ compensation injuries include but are not limited to:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries from lifting heavy equipment
- Injuries from defective machinery
- Injuries from fires or explosions
- Illnesses due to an unhealthy work environment
What Kind of Benefits Are Available for Workers’ Comp?
- Disability | If you are unable to return to work because of your injury – either temporarily or permanently – you are entitled to disability benefits. The amount of disability payments you receive depends on the severity of your injury, how much time you missed, and what state you live in.
- Medical expenses | Workers’ compensation should pay for all the medical bills you receive from your workplace injury. This includes ER visits, rehabilitation, and transportation costs. Depending on your states’ laws, employees are either free to choose their own doctor, or must see an employee-chosen doctor.
- Missed work benefits | Normally, workers may receive a little more than 66% of your weekly wage while you miss work to recover.
- Death benefits | The surviving family of someone killed on-the-job may receive payments for burial expenses, along with an additional lump-sum payment.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers for a Free Consultation
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has a workers’ compensation team with a long track record of successful verdicts and settlements. We also handled workplace accidents involving third parties, where additional legal action for compensation may be necessary. Based in Illinois, our work accident lawyers travel to clients across the nation, helping workers from all walks of life. Our firm partners with the top litigators in your area, so when you turn to us, your case is backed by the skills and experience of two powerhouse law firms.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys offer outstanding service, representation, and results to clients across the U.S. If you have recently been hurt at work, contact us!
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Accepting Cases Nationwide
An injury at work can have an enormous and painful impact on your life and the lives of your family members. You may find yourself unable to work, emotionally distraught, and overwhelmed by mounting bills and expenses. If you try to obtain workers’ compensation without a skilled attorney, you may not get all the benefits you deserve.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we have spent more than 50 years collectively fighting for the rights of injured workers. It was not your choice to become injured, and you should not have to deal with the consequences alone. When you hire us, we stand by you every step of the way and offer you trustworthy legal guidance, support, and knowledge.
To speak to an experienced worker compensation lawyer, contact us today. We travel throughout the nation.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers' Compensation Lawyer serving nationwide, call (800) 529-9122
How Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help You
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our focus is on fast and powerful results for clients throughout the U.S. Our dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys fight for what’s right – that means advising you in such a way so you get the maximum benefits from your employer or its insurance company. When it comes to workers’ compensation cases, our lawyers are uniquely effective at getting our clients what they are entitled to.
Here are some of the ways a seasoned lawyer can help you:
- Explain the law: Workers’ compensation law can be confusing and difficult to understand, both in Illinois and any other state. A knowledgeable attorney can explain the law to you in an easily comprehensible manner. Additionally, your lawyer understands the laws and regulations that determine when and how a person may file for workers’ compensation benefits.
- File forms: In order to obtain workers’ compensation, you must file the necessary forms with your state’s organization. For example, Chicago workers would have to file with the Illinois Industrial Commission. Your workers’ compensation lawyer can review these forms and help you file them properly and in a timely manner.
- Assist you if your claim is denied: Having your claim denied can be extremely upsetting. However, with the right team of attorneys by your side, you can file an appeal within the allotted time period and possibly have the decision reversed.
- Help you prove the extent of your injury: One of the most important ways an Illinois workers compensation lawyer can help you is by proving the extent of your injury. Your attorney can quickly review your case and determine if your injury is eligible for workers compensation benefits.
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No matter where you live, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has the skill and resources to fight for you relentlessly and aggressively. We have handled more than 10,000 injury cases in 35 states across the nation, helping thousands of workers secure their financial and legal futures. Our workers’ compensation lawyers partner with the top trial litigators in each state, so when you call us, you get the experience and power of two firms for the price of one. We also travel to you!
We take no payment unless you win in court-contact us for a free legal consultation today.
Insight from Nationwide Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect injured workers by providing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation. However, some workers’ compensation cases are complex. Each state has unique laws on workers’ compensation, which means regulations can vary based on your location.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys fight tirelessly to help injured workers receive the compensation they deserve throughout the United States. Every client who calls our firm is provided personalized and trustworthy legal service founded on more than 10,000 injury cases resolved in 50 years’ of collective practice. We travel directly to them for the reliable representation they need.
Do not hesitate to contact the team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. We can explain workers’ compensation laws in your state!
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Workers’ Compensation Laws in Illinois
Workers’ compensation laws can be extremely confusing to understand. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, for example, was designed to not only protect the rights of workers in the state, but also of workers who were injured in another state while working for a company that operates in Illinois.
Here is some valuable information about Illinois workers comp law:
- Medical benefits: The Illinois Workers Compensation Act provides workers with 100 percent coverage with no coinsurance or deductibles.
- Choice of Physician: Another important benefit under the Act is that an injured worker may choose up to two or more doctors. This can be extremely advantageous to your workers’ compensation case.
- Benefit for Lost Wages: Under the Act, workers are entitled to two-thirds of their gross wage. This amount must be paid within two weeks of accident or injury. For more information on Illinois workers compensation laws, contact a reputable law firm as soon as possible.
- Compensation for Travel: Workers are also provided reimbursement for travel to and from appointments for medical treatment.
- Compensation for Disfigurement: If you are disfigured in any way as a result of an injury on the job, you are eligible for compensation.
- Penalties: You may receive compensation if the insurance company fails to provide you with reimbursement.
- Settlement: According to Illinois workers’ compensation law, you may receive a lump-sum settlement for your injury.
Keep in mind that this is just the Illinois law. Your state may have different stipulations, but the principle is always the same: injured workers deserve support and compensation for lost wages, medical treatment, and loss of quality of life. For specific answers regarding your state, feel free to call us for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.
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Wage, Hour and Overtime Violation Lawyer
Employment Law Attorneys Fighting for Clients Nationwide
Companies and corporations often take advantage of complex employment laws to exploit or underpay workers. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our wage and hour lawyers are currently handling claims for clients nationwide. These cases may involve a number of circumstances that led to failure to pay wages, withholding or incorrect payments, overtime or break violations, and title misclassifications.
There are many unlawful avenues companies take to avoid paying overtime wages. These include:
- Paying an employee on salary when they are performing hourly work
- Classifying an employee as an “independent contractor”
- Falsely placing an employee in an administrative position
- Refusing to pay overtime that was not pre-approved
- Asking an employee to waive their right to overtime wages
Many workers are asked to perform job functions “off the clock,” whether that is before or after shifts, during breaks, or on weekends. Failing to pay workers when they are performing job functions is illegal, and subject to an overtime lawsuit. It is also illegal for employers to ask employees to work through their lunch breaks. Additionally, scheduled rest and meal breaks are required by law, and workers must be paid during these breaks of 20 minutes or less.
Our Seasoned Wage Violation Lawyers Can Help
With a wage and overtime lawsuit, employees may be compensated for years of back wages, with interest. Claims can even apply penalties for every pay period that overtime was not paid. There are numerous laws in place to prevent employers from retaliating or discriminating against employees who pursue claims for wage violations. Should an employer violate these regulations, they would be subject to criminal prosecution and large fines.
We are currently reviewing cases involving:
- Compensatory time
- Pre-shift and post-shift work
- Working during meal and rest breaks
- Inadequate timekeeping systems
- Failure to pay overtime wages
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has an extensive track record of successful verdicts and settlements. We offer free, no-obligation consultations nationwide. Call us today so that we can handle your case skillfully and effectively.
For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys Travel Nationwide
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that over 8 million Americans are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, accounting for about 50% of work-related injuries. Exposure to constant strain on your wrists may result in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury with associated symptoms of numbness, tingling and pain in your wrists, reduced muscle control, a decrease in grip strength, and a reduction in the ability to use your hands normally.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel as a result of your employment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers can walk you through your options in legally addressing your injury. We travel nationwide to represent clients in all 50 states, so do not hesitate to reach out to our Illinois firm. With 10,000+ cases resolved since 1985, our team provides the reliable counsel and representation you need.
Pursue the compensation you need to move forward. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 529-9122 for a free case evaluation!
Compensation for Employees with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mild cases of carpal tunnel can be treated with rest, splints, anti-inflammatory drugs, and corticosteroids. Severe cases may even require surgery. Your medical wages and other expenses may be compensated in a formal case that sets forward your employee rights and workers’ compensation benefits.
These benefits include the following:
- Lost Wage Benefits: If your doctor recommends that you take time off of work as a result of your carpal tunnel injury, you may be entitled to lost wage benefits. These benefits are paid to you for the duration of your time off work and under the doctor’s care.
- Medical Expenses: You may be entitled to all necessary medical expenses for treating your work injuries, including emergency room fees, doctor’s fees, prescriptions, and hospital fees.
- Lost Wage Differential and Retraining: If your injuries limit your ability to maintain your job and you must accept a lower paying job, you may be entitled to a wage differential. This means that you can claim part of the difference between your current wages and your previous higher wages as a benefit. In addition, if your doctor has determined that you are not able to return to the previous type of work you were doing before the development of carpal tunnel, your employer may be held liable. They may be liable for paying for re-training.
- Lump Sum Settlement: Once you have completed treatment for your injuries, you may be able to claim a lump sum settlement based on the permanency of your injuries. This claim can also be referred to as an award of arbitrators.
Our practiced personal injury attorneys can help you determine what your options are in your carpal tunnel syndrome case. We travel nationwide, so give our firm a call today to discuss your injuries.
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Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has a long track record of successful verdicts and settlements with workers’ compensation cases such as carpal tunnel. We offer free no-obligation consultations for clients throughout the country. Partnering with top litigation firms around the U.S., our workers’ compensation lawyers can pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you have recently developed carpal tunnel at work, contact us now for a free consultation.
NATIONALLY TRUSTED WORKERS’ COMP LAWYERS IN CHICAGO
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm works to ensure injured workers have effective legal representation when they need it. While our Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys are prepared to answer your questions, we understand that you may want to research your case on your own.
You may find the following links useful in your search:
Workers’ Comp Links
- Illinois Workers Compensation Commission
- Illinois Workers Comp State Statutes
- An overview of workers compensation law
- United States Department of Labor, Office of Workers Comp Programs
- Workers compensation laws for all 50 states
- State of Illinois
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois General Assembly
- Illinois Courts (official site)
- United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
- Illinois Court Records
- Illinois Municipal League
- Illinois Attorney General
- Illinois Secretary of State
- Chicago Tribune
- The Unofficial Guide to the Illinois DMV
- Illinois Consumer Protection
- Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
- Illinois Department of Employment Security
- Illinois Department of Labor
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Illinois Department of Transportation
- Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
FIGHTING TO GET YOU THE COMPENSATION YOU NEED
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is located near the Chicago Avenue El stop. We assist injured workers throughout Illinois and nationwide on a contingency fee basis, beginning with a free initial consultation. We travel to you! To get started on your workers’ compensation case, call us today at (800) 529-9122 or fill out a case evaluation form online.
- U.S. Department of Labor-Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
- An Overview of Workers’ Compensation
- State Workers’ Compensation Laws