Food Industry Worker Lawyer

If you have been injured while working in the food industry, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. At Ankin Law, LLC, our Chicago workplace accident lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured employees, including injured food industry employees, by maximizing their recovery through both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.

Contact our office at (312) 600-0000 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago food industry workplace accident lawyers.

Representing Injured Food Industry Employees in and around Chicago, Illinois

The food industry is a massive industry that includes a wide array of employees, including food manufacturers and processors, warehouse and factory workers, cooks, waiters, food preparers, dishwashers, bartenders, cashiers, cleaning crews, janitors, shipping/trucking worker injuries, and delivery drivers. Unfortunately, the food industry can also be a dangerous place to work, with employees often working long hours, in dangerous conditions, and with hazardous equipment.

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Workers’ Compensation for Injured Food Industry Employees

Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who are injured on the job. Each state has its own laws and regulations regarding workers’ compensation, but generally an employee with a work-related illness or injury is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for the illness or injury. In Illinois, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. While most employers purchase workers’ compensation coverage from an insurance company, some employers obtain the state’s approval to self-insure.

If you have been injured in an accident while working in the food industry – whether at a food manufacturing plant, at a restaurant, or while delivering food products – it is important to act quickly to protect and preserve your rights to workers’ compensation. The skilled Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys at Ankin Law focus on helping injured employees, including those working in the food industry, to obtain maximum workers’ compensation benefits.

What to Do If You Are Injured in a Food Industry Workplace Accident

If you work in the food industry and are injured on the job, it is important to take the appropriate steps to protect yourself and your legal rights. First, you should seek medical attention, if necessary. Second, you should notify your employer or supervisor of the accident. Generally, a notice must be given within 45 days of the accident. In order to properly document the workplace accident, it is recommended that an injured employee notify the employer in writing of the date and place of the accident, along with a brief description of the accident and resulting injury, and the employee’s contact information.

If your employer fails to provide workers’ compensation benefits following the accident, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. There are no fees to file a claim, but there are a number of legal and procedural requirements that must be met so it is recommended that you consult with a skilled Illinois workers’ compensation attorney like those at Ankin Law.

You may also want to consider any possible third party liability claims. In some situations, a third party may also be liable for the workplace accident. For instance, if you are a delivery driver who was in a motor vehicle accident while delivering food products to a customer, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent motorist. The Chicago workplace accident attorneys at Ankin Law focus on helping injured employees with the wide array of legal claims, including workers’ compensation benefits, personal injury claims, premises liability claims, and product liability claims, depending on the circumstances of the accident.

Contact a Knowledgeable Workplace Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a food industry workplace accident, do not delay in seeking the necessary legal assistance. Contact the skilled Chicago workplace accident attorneys at Ankin Law to learn more about your rights to workers’ compensation or any potential third party liability claims.

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