The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides compensation to workers who have been injured during the course of their employment. Certain qualified individuals are entitled to compensation for injuries at work without proving that their employer was negligent. In return, the employee does not have the right to sue his or her employer in court.
Illinois has set up complex rules and regulations to determine how much compensation an employee is entitled to under the Workers' Compensation Act. Unfortunately, even when the employee has a legitimate claim, employers and their insurance companies use these complex rules and regulations to attempt to avoid paying injured workers all of the limited money they are entitled to under the Workers' Compensation Act.
In addition, if your injury was caused by a third party other than your employer, such as a defective product at work or in an automobile accident while you were working, there may be other parties that could be held liable for your injuries. In those cases, you may be able to sue for negligence against a third party in a court of law.
Due to the complexities of bringing a claim for a work injury, it is critical that if you or a loved one has been injured at work, you need to immediately contact the Chicago workers' compensation attorneys at Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C.
Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in settlements or verdicts for people who have been hurt in the workplace. We also represent people with smaller claims.No Fee Unless We Provide Results
Professional negligence cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we provide results. We will take a small percentage of the total recovery. You will find that our percentage is typically lower than that taken by many Illinois personal injury law firms.Free Consultation: Workers' Comp Attorneys In Chicago
If you or a loved one has suffered an on-the-job injury, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Call us at 312-466-8200 or send us an email.