Workers Compensation

When a worker is injured on the job, Illinois laws provide that a workers' compensations benefit program be established to pay a worker for any injuries suffered. An injured worker can receive Illinois workers' compensation benefits if they are injured in Illinois, hired in Illinois or their employment is principally located in Illinois. If you work for an out of state company and are injured, you may be able to pursue Illinois benefits even if your employer or their insurance company tells you otherwise.

Illinois state law requires employers, or their insurance company, to compensate the employee, or his or her family, for injuries or death that may occur while working. Almost everyone working in Illinois is covered by workers' compensation. The following is a list of available benefits that may be included in your employer's workers compensation plan:
  • payment for reasonable and necessary medical expenses
  • payment while the employee is unable to work also known as TTD benefits
  • compensation for diminished earning capacity
  • compensation for total or partial disability to the body
  • compensation for scarring due to the injury or disease
  • rehabilitation costs and incidental expenses to enable the injured worker to return to employment
  • payments for life if the employee is permanently unable to work
  • payments to a surviving spouse, minor children or dependents if the injury or disease results in death
  • payment of burial expenses in fatal cases
For more information about Illinois workers' compensation laws please see the Illinois Workers Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 305 and contact ACME Law Offices in Chicago today for a free consultation.

Verdicts & Settlements

for the families of 2 minors who suffered third degree burns and scarring to their bodies after being burned with sulfuric acid. The incident occurred when a fellow minor took a container of high grade drain opener containing sulfuric acid and poured it on the 2 injured minors. The sulfuric acid was alleged to be left out on the property where the minors resided. The landlord and property manager at the premises were sued for negligence and settled through their insurance carrier in this child injury case.

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Firm News

December 2009
ACME Law Offices files civil rights lawsuit against Police Officers who violently assaulted a teenager in her family's restaurant.
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The service at ACME Law Offices is phenomenal...John never stopped fighting the two and a half years he worked on my case. He made sure I got treatment so I could get healthy and relieve the pain and financial burden that comes when you are injured. John is caring, dedicated, compassionate, hardworking, and he never gives up...John fought hard and won my case and now I get to be another one of his highly satisfied clients.

Corthenia D., former client

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