If you have been injured in a work-related accident, there are steps you must take to protect your rights and receive the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. If you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who will vigorously protect your rights, the law firm of Laura L. Rybicki, LLC, can help.
Our Northwest Indiana personal injury attorneys represent injured workers in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options under Indiana workers’ compensation laws.
We handle a wide range of workers’ compensation matters, including:
Steel mill accidents
With large furnaces, heavy pots of hot metal, dangerous chemicals and heavy materials, steel mills provide a dangerous environment for workers.
Construction site accidents
Construction workers may be entitled to compensation over and above workers’ compensation if their injury is caused by a third party such as the general contractor or a vendor working on the same job site.
Scaffolding and ladder falls
Some of the most common types of injuries are falls from ladders and scaffolding.
Back, neck and shoulder injuries
Most jobs put tremendous pressure on a worker’s back, neck and shoulders. Jobs that require frequent lifting, standing, driving, construction work and other strenuous activity can be particularly dangerous.
In some cases, people who have lung cancer or other occupational diseases do not realize the fact that their job was a significant causal factor.
Your employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Death benefits for family members
Our lawyers represent family members of people who are killed in workplace accidents.
Permanent impairment benefits
You should never accept a settlement offer for permanent impairment without an attorney’s advice.
If you have been injured, your employer or their insurance company may attempt to limit your right to receive disability and medical benefits. Our Lake County Indiana injury lawyers can educate you about your rights, fight to make sure you get the medical attention you need, and seek the full compensation you are entitled to for lost wages, permanent impairment and future medical care costs.
For More Information About Workers’ Compensation
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Porter County and Lake County workers’ compensation attorneys, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.