Third-Party Claim Attorneys
The Illinois workers’ compensation system is a no-fault insurance program. This means that if you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance and you are injured at work, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This applies even if your injury was the result of negligence on the part of your employer or a co-employee.
However, if your injury was caused by someone other than your employer or a fellow employee, you may have two claims – a workers’ compensation claim and a “third-party” claim against the negligent party. Depending on the facts of your case, this could dramatically increase the total amount of compensation you receive. For example, the third-party claim could enable you to obtain additional compensation for your lost income and noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering.
At The Law Offices of John S. Eliasik in Chicago, we aggressively pursue results for workers who have been injured by third parties, such as equipment suppliers, contractors and drivers of vehicles. Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the law as it applies to third-party claims.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation.
Our Goal – Maximize Your Compensation
When representing you, our firm will work diligently to maximize the compensation you receive from all sources. This requires detailed knowledge of the law as it applies to dual workers’ compensation and third-party claims, because an error made in either claim can adversely affect the status of the other claim.
Handling both your workers’ compensation claim and your third-party claim in-house provides you with significant advantages. We can minimize the possibility of conflicts between the claims and mistakes that prevent you from obtaining compensation. We also gain efficiencies in gathering medical information concerning your injuries, thus lowering the fees you owe when we win for you.
We Will Be Your Strong Advocate
The Law Offices of John S. Eliasik has extensive experience in personal injury and workers’ comp cases. We understand the complex interactions inherent in third-party claims and how to get results for our clients. Our team of lawyers will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Free Consultation – Contact Our Firm
To schedule a free consultation about a third-party claim in Illinois, contact us by calling or emailing our law firm.