Workers’ Compensation

You did not ask to be hurt at work. After you suffer a workplace injury, the workers' compensation lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis step up to handle your claim, allowing you to focus on your physical recovery while we secure your benefits.

Helping You Receive Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation Lawyer Southern Illinois


Workers' Compensation Lawyer Southern Illinois. If you have been injured at work or on-the-job in Illinois, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation system’s purpose is to minimize the impact of work-related injuries or illnesses on workers and employers.

You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits whether you injured your back while lifting a heavy object, developed carpal tunnel syndrome, slipped and fell at work, got in an auto or commercial truck accident while driving on the job, or suffered other serious injuries.

The attorneys at Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. have been providing client-centered representation for our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. We have the experience to help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.

“I know that in these times a lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck. Often a workers’ compensation lawsuit is not about getting rich, it’s about putting food on the table, struggling to get back to even, all the while seeking to obtain the best medical treatment the worker desperately needs while receiving benefits while off on a work injury.”
— Mark D. Hassakis, Attorney at Law.

Workers' Compensation Benefits in Southern Illinois

If you have been hurt in a workplace accident, you are probably concerned about lost wages, the cost of medical care, and possibly even issues of vocational rehabilitation and retraining. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to help you cover the costs associated with the accident so you can move forward with your life. At Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. we want to help you get the benefits you deserve so you can move on with your life.

If your employer refused to provide you with workers’ comp benefits or your benefits have been reduced, you need an experienced advocate at your side. The lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. can help. We handle denied claims and necessary medical treatments that are refused.

Illinois Workers' Compensation Benefits Include:

  • Medical care
  • Lost wages for Temporary partial or total disability
  • Permanent partial or total disability
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Death benefits

Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


When you are hurt and suddenly unable to work, your future is dependent upon the outcome of your claim. At such a critical moment, turn to the Illinois personal injury law firm you can trust. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois residents recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury case.

Helping You Receive Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation Lawyer Southern Illinois


Workers' Compensation Lawyer Southern Illinois. If you have been injured at work or on-the-job in Illinois, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation system’s purpose is to minimize the impact of work-related injuries or illnesses on workers and employers.

You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits whether you injured your back while lifting a heavy object, developed carpal tunnel syndrome, slipped and fell at work, got in an auto or commercial truck accident while driving on the job, or suffered other serious injuries.

The attorneys at Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. have been providing client-centered representation for our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. We have the experience to help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.

“I know that in these times a lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck. Often a workers’ compensation lawsuit is not about getting rich, it’s about putting food on the table, struggling to get back to even, all the while seeking to obtain the best medical treatment the worker desperately needs while receiving benefits while off on a work injury.”
— Mark D. Hassakis, Attorney at Law.

Workers' Compensation Benefits in Southern Illinois

If you have been hurt in a workplace accident, you are probably concerned about lost wages, the cost of medical care, and possibly even issues of vocational rehabilitation and retraining. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to help you cover the costs associated with the accident so you can move forward with your life. At Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. we want to help you get the benefits you deserve so you can move on with your life.

If your employer refused to provide you with workers’ comp benefits or your benefits have been reduced, you need an experienced advocate at your side. The lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. can help. We handle denied claims and necessary medical treatments that are refused.

Illinois Workers' Compensation Benefits Include:

  • Medical care
  • Lost wages for Temporary partial or total disability
  • Permanent partial or total disability
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Death benefits

Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


When you are hurt and suddenly unable to work, your future is dependent upon the outcome of your claim. At such a critical moment, turn to the Illinois personal injury law firm you can trust. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois residents recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury case.

Southern Illinois Workers' Compensation

A No-Fault State


The worker's compensation in Illinois is a “no-fault” system, which means that any worker who is injured on the job – regardless of whether that injury has been caused by the injured worker himself, a co-worker, an employer or another party – is entitled to workers compensation benefits from the employer’s insurance company. The no-fault system also stipulates that the injured worker does not have to prove who caused the injury; he only needs to establish that the injury occurred while he was on the job.

While Illinois’ no-fault workers' compensation laws benefit injured workers who may have been responsible for their own injuries, they can also prevent injured parties from suing employers in the event that an employer’s negligence or recklessness was responsible for the injury. The reason for this is that Illinois’ no-fault workers' compensation system includes an exclusive remedy rule, which means that injured workers are only allowed to seek recourse for their workplace injuries via the workers' compensation system, rather than by pursuing a civil lawsuit or some other course of action.

Facts about Illinois No-Fault Workers' Compensation

Here are some additional important facts about Illinois’ no-fault workers compensation system:

  • Workplace injuries that involve aggravating a pre-existing injury and/or that involve repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) are covered by workers compensation.
  • Employers are legally required to compensate injured workers for all medical bills they incurred as a result of their workplace injury.
  • Should a workplace injury prevent an employee from working, employers are required to pay injured workers 66 percent (two-thirds) of their weekly wages for each week of work missed.
  • It is illegal for an employer to fire an injured worker just because he has filed a workers compensation claim.
  • If a workplace injury prevents the injured employee from returning to his previous occupation, your employer may be responsible for helping that worker secure a new job.
  • If a third party (i.e., a party that is not the employer) caused the workplace injury, injured workers may be able to file a separate lawsuit against this party to collect additional damages for their injuries.
  • Many workers compensation claims that are initially denied by insurance companies are ultimately approved with the help of a skilled workers compensation attorney.

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$725,000 Settlement

CASE TYPE: Medical Malpractice

$725,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. An elderly gentleman was injured when he developed severe rhabdomyolysis after a physician failed to monitor his lab results and continued to prescribe high doses of blood pressure medications. He suffered acute kidney injury and eventually required dialysis.


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$90,000

Case Type: Workers' Compensation

A woman slipped and fell going into work during poor snow and ice conditions that led most establishments to close for the day. Our client was expected to arrive at work after only a "two hour delay" and fell, snapping her neck and losing consciousness. After continued treatment, multiple neck and spine injuries were detected. We were able to secure a $90,000 settlement on the eve of trial.

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$532,000

Case Type: Workers' Compensation

An oil rig worker fell into the belt of the well's pump motor, nearly losing his right thumb in the process. It was later discovered that the scaffolding he was standing on at the time of the accident did not meet OSHA standards and did not repair them despite being made aware of their issues. The worker was airlifted to a trauma center in Louisville, KY, where he underwent major surgery to save his finger. To this day, he cannot carry a weight of more than 5 pounds on a regular basis using his right hand and has circulation issues with his right hand. Our attorneys were able to settle his case for more than half a million dollars.

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Case Type: Group Home Injuries

In this confidential settlement case, a minor child was seriously injured in a group home.

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Workers' Compensation Lawyers Serving Southern Illinois for over 60 Years

The Relationship Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Claims in Southern Illinois

For many injured workers, filing for workers’ comp is the only recourse. In some cases, however, there is the opportunity to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury claim. These claims are referred to as third-party claims, because they are against parties other than the victim’s employer.

To be clear, this does not mean you can sue your employer in a personal injury claim for more money. However, Illinois law does allow you to pursue a personal injury case for the same situation for which you are filing a workers' compensation claim.

Third-Party Claims in Illinois

It is important to hire an experienced Southern Illinois personal injury lawyer for your workers' compensation claim in Illinois. Your lawyer should have a deep understanding of both workers' compensation policy and personal injury law in the state of Illinois. While to file a workers' compensation claim in Illinois the employer does not have to be proven at fault for your injuries, establishing fault is a requirement for personal injury claims. To understand all of your options and receive counsel on the options available to you, speak to a Hassakis & Hassakis workers' compensation lawyer today.

There are many scenarios in which a third-party personal injury claim may be a reasonable form of additional legal recourse. If you were injured by a defective machine or vehicle part while working, you may have a personal injury claim against the manufacturer who made the faulty part or the company responsible for servicing or maintaining your work equipment. If your work requires you to drive a motor vehicle and, in the process, you are involved in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you could file an Illinois personal injury claim against the other driver. Consult with your Southern Illinois workers' compensation lawyer right away to understand if you may have additional third-party claims.

Hire Your Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Southern Illinois | Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.

Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their workplace injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life. If you or a loved one has sustained any type of injury while working, call us at618-244-5335 or contact us online for a free consultation with an experienced Illinois workers' compensation attorney. We will provide a thorough, complimentary, no-obligation consultation to review your case and determine how we can best help you recover from your workplace accident. We’re from Southern Illinois, too, so we understand how valuable it is to our clients to have lawyers who are willing to come to them and serve them in their community. Since opening in 1950, we have covered countless miles throughout Southern Illinois to meet our clients where they need us, without charge, and that’s not going to change. Last year alone, Mark D. Hassakis logged 45,000 miles to see clients throughout the State.

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