Claims Against Negligent Parties
Regardless how or why workplace accidents happen — if you have sustained an on the job injury and are unable to return to your job for more than three working days, you are entitled to have a portion of your lost wages paid for by your employer or their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. You are also entitled to have all medical expenses related to your work injury paid under workers’ compensation. Generally, under Illinois workers’ compensation law, you cannot sue your employer for injuries you sustained on the job. Usually, the only remedy available to an injured employee is workers’ compensation benefits.
However, if you were injured in an accident that was caused by a defective product or by someone other than a co-worker or your employer — you may be able to recover more than just workers’ compensation benefits by filing a personal injury claim against the person(s) or business(es) responsible.
Call Smoler Law Office at 1-800-682-9330 for a free consultation.
Smoler Law Office represents people in Cook County and throughout the Chicago Metro area and helps them to obtain workers’ compensation benefits and in some cases, to recover fair compensation through filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The firm has represented a broad spectrum of people involved in workplace accidents including airline employees, factory workers, victims of industrial accidents, construction workers, and more.
Smoler Law Office offers these clients the personal attention of a lawyer with over 25 years of experience in workers’ compensation and workplace accidents, a lawyer who takes the time to listen to them and who really cares about seeing them recover. Many of the firm’s workers’ compensation clients had previously had an attorney but were frustrated with the lack of communication and follow-through they had received.
In short, Smoler Law Office treats their clients like people — not case numbers.
Nearly 25 Years of Dedicated Focus – Millions of Results
For a free initial consultation about your workers’ compensation case, call Robert Smoler at (800) 682-9330 or contact Smoler Law Office online today.