Aggressively Seeking Compensation From Negligent Third Parties
Under Illinois law, you cannot sue your employer for an injury that happens in the course of your employment. Your only remedy against your employer, even if you employer's negligence caused your injury, is to file for workers' compensation benefits.
However, when someone other than your employer is responsible for your work-related injury, you may be able to sue them for the losses caused by their negligence. Claims against other companies or individuals who have caused a workplace injury are called "third-party claims."
Free Evaluation of Your Workers' Comp Case for a Potential Third-Party Claim
If another driver in a car or truck accident, a worker for a different company on a construction site, a slip-and-fall on someone else's property or a dog bite caused your work injury — you may be entitled to compensation over and above your workers' comp benefits.
Call Strong Law Offices toll free at 1-800-234-0090 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury and workers' compensation attorneys. We will review the circumstances of your on-the job injury and evaluate the possibility of a lawsuit against negligent third parties.
Types of Third-Party Liability Claims in Illinois Workers' Compensation Cases
An injured employee can usually file a personal injury claim against any party (other than their employer) who was at fault in a work-related accident. At Strong Law Offices, we review all of our workers' compensation cases and investigate the possibility of recovering financial compensation in addition to workers' comp benefits.
In a workers' compensation claim, you are limited in the type and amount of monetary benefits you can recover. In a personal injury claim, you can sue for damages over and above what workers' comp pays, including damages for pain, suffering, disability and emotional distress.
Lawsuits for a construction injury or a wrongful death caused by a construction accident can be filed against independent contractors, general contractors, property owners, suppliers of defective scaffolding or safety equipment, subcontractors or careless heavy equipment operators.
When a salesperson or delivery person slips and falls, or is injured because of dangerous property conditions, they may be able to sue the owner or manager of the property. When a social worker, traveling nurse, mail carrier or other employee is bitten by a dog they can make a third-party claim against the dog's owner.
Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm
The personal injury lawyers at Strong Law Offices will fight long and hard to help you recover maximum compensation for your work-related injuries. If you think someone besides your employer was at fault for your work injury or for the wrongful death of a loved one, contact us as soon as possible.
We have offices in Peoria, Springfield and Bloomington.