Workers Compensation Lawyers in Indiana and Illinois
Assisting you with recovery after a workplace accident or illness
When you are injured or become ill on the job, you may be entitled to medical care, wage replacement, future lost earnings and vocational training. You can receive compensation through the workers compensation program without engaging in lengthy and unpredictable litigation. Yet, maneuvering through the complex workers comp administrative process can itself feel overwhelming and frustrating, especially as you concentrate on your physical recovery.
A legal team that understands occupational hazards
The Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen team includes members who have worked in the construction field and are personally aware of the devastating consequences of injuries to workers in this industry. Construction trade workers, ironworkers, boilermakers, operating engineers, police and firefighters, for example, put their lives at risk daily to perform their jobs. Less perilous office positions can also perpetuate chronic debilitating illnesses or repetitive stress injuries from long-term exposure to unhealthy conditions or tasks. We continue to proudly maintain relationships with local unions in Northwest Indiana and support the rights of workers to safe, healthy occupational environments in all types of employment.
Illinois and Indiana workers comp process
We advise you on your eligibility for workers compensation payments and assist you on collecting crucial evidence to establish each element of your claim, or if you have lost a family member, the claim you file on behalf of your loved one. It is not uncommon for a claim to be denied during the initial stage and then later granted on appeal. Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen remains by your side until you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
Other workplace protections
Our legal team at Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen explains your options if you become ill or injured at your workplace and advises you on your best course of action. If you have a valid civil complaint, our personal injury lawyers in Indiana and Illinois are available to sue the negligent party and litigate your case in court, if appropriate in your situation. Our attorneys can evaluate whether your employer is in compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and instruct you on exercising your FMLA rights.