Workplace Injury Lawyers
An injury on the job subjects you to stress on many levels. In addition to dealing with the injury itself, you have bills to pay, have lost income and could feel uncertain about what to do next.
At Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish, in Chicago, we understand how difficult these challenges can be whether you are seeking compensation for your injuries or the loss of a close relative. Our attorneys have experience in workplace injury cases to help you pursue appropriate compensation. We encourage you to get in touch today to discuss your specific situation.
When Can You Get More Than Workers’ Comp For A Work Injury?
The general rule for employees is, of course, compensation for an injury on the job is to come through the workers’ comp system. There is, however, a significant exception to the general rule for a type of case that involves third-party liability.
In a third-party liability claim, you can seek to recover personal injury damages from a party other than your employer. For example, delivery drivers, subcontractors or product manufacturers can be pursued for negligence or reckless actions. Even though your accident occurred at work, your injuries might warrant more than a workers’ compensation claim.
For example, let’s say you are a driver for UPS and got involved in a car crash while making a delivery. You can recover for damages through the workers’ comp claim filed with UPS. However, you may also recover through a third-party liability claim against those (other than your employer) who were responsible for the accident.
We can help identify the responsible party and take action accordingly to assert your rights. Our Chicago work injury attorneys have the knowledge of insurance issues and practical experience to guide you toward a plan for moving forward.
Attending To All Details Of Your Work-Related Accident Claim
Trust our thorough preparation, investigatory acumen and detailed knowledge of the law to move you toward a successful conclusion in the most efficient manner possible. No two cases are exactly alike. These legal matters are complex and must be thoroughly researched to ensure an effective case strategy can be developed. Additionally, there is a significant difference in how damages can be claimed in workers’ compensation cases and civil cases.
For example, most personal injury cases contain an element of pain and suffering or mental anguish. These elements are not considered in the damages recovered in a workers’ compensation case. We encourage you to contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation in order to discuss your situation and learn about the obstacles you might face if you pursue litigation.