Victory at Trial: Injured Truck Driver Awarded all Work Comp Benefits After Employer Disputes Accident

March 30, 2022


Brent Eames

Recently, top Chicago work comp attorney, Brent Eames, secured a victory at trial on behalf of an injured truck driver after his employer disputed the circumstances of his work accident, and refused to pay any owed workers’ compensation benefits. Our client injured his back while climbing down from the cab of his truck, but he did not immediately report his injury to his supervisor. Instead, he went home for the day and attempted to manage his back pain with over-the-counter pain medications and rest. Unfortunately, when his pain did not improve, he sought emergency medical treatment and filled out his employer’s incident report the following week. Given the circumstances of his accident, and his delay in reporting his injury to his supervisor, his employer denied his claim for workers’ compensation benefits and refused to pay any related medical bills or any owed temporary disability benefits. He then called top rated workers’ compensation attorney, Brent Eames, to fight for his benefits.

Our office took the case to trial, and we argued that notwithstanding our client’s failure to follow his employer’s written protocols following the injury, he should nevertheless be entitled to all owed work comp payments based upon the greater weight of the evidence in the record that he suffered a legitimate work-related injury, and he reported the accident within the required statutory timeframe under the Workers’ Compensation Act. After trial, the Arbitrator agreed, and ordered our client’s employer to pay for related medical benefits, all owed temporary disability benefits, and an award for our client’s permanent partial disability caused by the work accident.

Eames Law Group, Ltd. never stops fighting for our clients, and we will aggressively push cases to trial in order to obtain justice when insurance companies attempt to trample on the rights of our clients.  If an insurance company has denied your claim or refused to pay work comp benefits, you owe it to yourself to contact one of the best work comp attorneys in Chicago, Brent Eames, to discuss your rights.  If you have been injured, you should immediately contact Brent Eames for a free consultation to discuss your options.

The content of this blog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship, nor constitute legal advice. If you wish to discuss any further aspect of the material contained herein, please contact an attorney at Eames Law Group, Ltd. 

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