Work Injuries & Third Party Liability
Information from a Chicago Workers’ Comp Lawyer
An injured worker may have a workers’ compensation case and a third party case if the injury was the result of the negligence of a third party. At Leonard Law Group, our experienced Chicago workers’ compensation attorney team can help you work through the details of your circumstances and determine what sort of compensation you may be entitled to pursue. For more than 20 years, our firm has been fighting on behalf of injured workers. To date, we’ve obtained more than $250 million in trial awards and settlements for our clients.
Take advantages of all the benefits that an established firm can offer! Our skilled Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers can represent your right efficiently and effectively. Call us at (312) 487-2513 today for more information about your legal options!
When can I file a workers’ compensation case and a third party case?
The exclusive remedy provision of the Illinois workers' compensation act prohibits the filing of a workers compensation claim against the employer and a third party case against the employer if the employer or a co-employee was negligent in causing or contributing to the injuries. In this situation the injured workers only remedy for his or her injuries is to file a workers’ compensation claim.
In other instances the injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party, such as a general contractor, subcontractor or another employer at the site. If this is the case, the injured worker will have not only a workers' compensation case against the employer but also a third party "personal injury" case. Third party cases are common when multiple employers are present on one site or one place.
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If you believe a third party was liable for your work injuries please contact Leonard Law Group for an immediate consultation. The statute of limitations for third party cases is different than that of workers' compensation cases, so don’t hesitate to speak with our firm.
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