Schaumburg Third-Party Case Lawyers
Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Illinois
When you are injured on the job, generally you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Under Illinois law, employees cannot sue their employers for their injuries. If another party was partially or totally at fault for your injuries, however, you may file a personal injury claim against that party in addition to your worker's compensation claim. At the personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we are experienced in handling work accidents involving third-party cases. We know how to maximize the financial recovery of our clients and hold all liable parties accountable.
Third-Party Claims and Workers’ Compensation in Cook and DuPage Counties
Workplace injuries can dramatically change your life both in the short-term and the long-term. While workers’ compensation insurance is designed to compensate you for your injuries, even full benefits may not be sufficient in the face of a serious injury. If another party other than your employer shared at least partial responsibility for your accident, pursuing a personal injury case (third-party claim) can help you maximize your recovery and compensate you for your financial damages.
There are many situations in which another party may share the blame for a workplace accident such as:
- When a subcontractor is injured on a construction site, the general contractor may be liable for an unsafe work environment;
- When a truck driver is injured in a motor vehicle accident, and the other driver was at fault; and
- When a delivery person is injured in a slip and fall accident while making a delivery to a business or residence.
If you were injured on the job, and someone other than your employer shares the blame for your accident, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights. One of our experienced attorneys will go over the specifics of your case and provide a thorough assessment of what you are entitled to under the law. Our office is located in Schaumburg, Illinois just west of Woodfield Mall. If you are unable to travel because of your injuries, we will come to you. There is no risk in pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries as we only charge attorneys' fees after we have secured your recovery.