Have you been sidelined from your job due to a work-related injury? If you were hurt on the job, we’re here to help guide you towards the benefits you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits include medical expenses, lost wages, vocational training, and survivor benefits. Contact DZ today to discuss your legal options and we’ll get you started down a new path of healing.
How We Helped a Good Samaritan:
On September 2, 1981, Gerald Marshall punched out from his job as a Lock Controller at the Chicago River at Lake Michigan. He was walking to his car in the parking lot when he heard a cry for help. Marshall went over to the seawall and pulled a drowning man to safety. Within a few hours, Marshall suffered a heart-attack. His employer denied all Workers’ Compensation benefits for the incident and the injuries.
After extended litigation, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled in favor of Marshall, stating that:
“Giving aid as claimant did is natural and expected and did not remove him from the course of his employment.”
Marshall thereafter received benefits for time off, all medical bills and a settlement.
Most people, and many lawyers, aren’t familiar with the full extent of Workers’ Compensation Law. If you’ve been injured on the job, we’re here to provide knowledge, experience, and person-focused representation to ensure you receive the highest compensation allowed by law.