"Thank God for people like David Harrison.  He has fought for my rights as a person not just a dollar figure.  I feel he takes each case personally and professionally, that's all I could ask for.  He is a champion for the little people's rights and what we deserve."
                                 Jack, Danville, IL

Have you been hurt at work?

The hours and days that follow a workplace injury can be a stressful and confusing time. Dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of the injury is difficult enough; trying to explore and make sense of your workers' compensation rights and options can only add to your stress. The anxiety and confusion often makes recovery more difficult.

The good news is you don't have to go it alone.

If you're injured and in need of help, if you're confused and don't know exactly where to turn or what to do, then we're glad you found us. We're experienced lawyers who have been in business for over 37 years. Our firm has handled thousands of cases and we focus on workers' compensation. We give personalized attention to each client. Best of all, you won't be charged a fee unless we win your case.

Partner with us, and you'll have an advocate on your side with the knowledge and experience to navigate all of your workers' compensation rights. Take comfort in this time of crisis; we pledge to work hard for you so that you get the compensation you deserve. Accidents create stress, anxiety and confusion; we’re here to guide you through the entire process with compassion and empathy, and help you get the best results possible.

If you’ve been hurt at work and are looking for a proven, experienced worker’s compensation lawyer, you've come to the right place. We’re the firm you can trust to work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.Our Chicago office concentrates on assisting clients in central Illinois, but we handle cases from Rockford to Mt. Vernon and beyond. Call now for your free consultation. We look forward to relieving your stress and helping you receive the compensation you deserve.

What clients are saying about Scheele, Cornelius & Harrison:

"I am very pleased with the results from my case.  When the insurance company said they had closed my case with no settlement, I met with Mr. Harrison...and got a lot more money than I would have from the insurance had they even bothered to try and settle with me.  Thank you very much Mr. Harrison.  I truly appreciate your efforts."
                              Mark, Altamont, IL

"I want to thank you and your staff for all the hard work you all did in representing me in this matter.  You've saved me thousands of dollars in medical expenses.  I know that if I had trusted my manager and the company to take care of me, the outcome would have been very, very, different….The settlement you worked out for me was a great surprise and a blessing.  I know you really had to know what you were doing which comes from lots of experience and knowledge of the laws of the State of Illinois.  Before I asked you to represent me I had nothing!"
                             Harold, Greenup, IL

"Thanks for David.  He fought for me for nearly 3 years.  We finally won.  I was able to get a settlement and medical bills paid, and most of all, my knee fixed.  He always let me know what was going on.  If he didn't answer the phone himself, he called you back later that day.  He never left you wondering what was going on."
                                   Jackie, Effingham, IL

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First, you need to report the accident to your supervisor or someone in management as soon as possible. The law does not require that you give written notice, but filling out an accident report is certainly a good idea.

Second, when you seek medical treatment, make sure that you give a good history to the nurse or doctor. You need to make sure that you state that the accident happened at work and describe, as best you can, what you were doing when the accident happened. (If there is some dispute at a hearing as to whether or not you gave notice to your employer about the accident, the arbitrator will look to what is stated in the initial medical history to determine who is telling the truth.)

There are two time limits set forth in the Act. First, you need to report your accident within 45 days.The longer you wait after the actual date of the accident, however, the more likely that your claim will not be accepted.

Second, you have three years in which to file your claim with the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission. If you have not done so by that date, your claim is barred. (The longer you wait, however, to file your claim, the less likely your chances of success. Witnesses die or move away, etc.)