Despite workplace safety laws and prevention measures, workplace accidents and injuries can still happen. While some jobs and industries, such as the construction manufacturing industries, are more susceptible to workplace accidents and injuries, work-related injuries can happen to any worker at any time.
At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago workplace accident lawyers focus on helping injured workers get the maximum compensation possible through workers’ compensation benefits and any possible third-party personal injury claims. If you suffered a work-related injury, contact our office at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Chicago workplace accident lawyers.
Workers’ compensation benefits are generally available to injured workers, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. The amount of a workers’ compensation settlement depends on the extent of the injuries and the injured worker’s wages. There are legal limits on the amount of workers’ compensation benefits that an injured worker can receive, as well.
Depending on the extent of the work-related injury, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides for the following worker’s compensation benefits:
Workers’ compensation laws prohibit an injured worker from suing his or her employer following a workplace accident, but depending on the circumstances of the workplace accident, the injured worker may be able to obtain personal injury damages in a third-party cause of action.
Third-party actions can apply to a number of situations, but they commonly arise in the following accidents:
Whereas workers’ compensation benefits are subject to certain legal limits and are based on the injured worker’s wages, damages in a third-party personal injury cause of action may include compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and disfigurement. Third-party claims may also include punitive damages, as well.
The Chicago workplace accident attorneys at the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. are committed to helping clients get maximum recovery possible following a workplace accident, which could include workers’ compensation benefits, as well as personal injury damages. Contact our office at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago workplace accident attorneys to discuss all possible legal claims.