Many workers injured on the job believe that the only possible route of recovery is through workers' compensation. They go straight to their employer's workman's comp insurance carrier without looking into other potential avenues of compensation. Another way to seek compensation after a work-related injury is through a third-party claim. This is where another party other than the employer is attributed to the injury. In some cases, both parties can be sought for compensation. However, in every situation there are certain exceptions. So it is very important to consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney first.
Helping Injured Workers In Central Illinois For Over Three Decades
Our law firm, Kanoski Bresney, is one of the largest personal injury practices in Illinois. Having been helping clients in the area for more than 35 years, our law firm has extensive experience when it comes to workers' comp and third-party claims.
If you have been injured in a work-related accident, we invite you to reach out to us online to talk to one of our lawyers about your potential routes for compensation. Schedule your free consultation today.
What Happens If Two Companies Are Negligent For The Same Job-Related Injury?
In some situations, an injured worker can –(again find another way to say this please) both companies for the same work injury. This is when another party other than your employer was negligent in causing your injury. For example, if a person is injured on an escalator that was not properly maintained by a company different than the employer, there could potentially be a third-party claim. Through a third-party action, you can pursue a claim against the maintenance company for personal injury damages.
It is important to keep in mind that there are exceptions, such as the "statutory employer" exception. This is when you are not allowed to (new word) both companies because they are considered to be within the same entity and thus one company. Our law firm is very experienced and knowledgeable with third-party claims and complex issues.
Do not settle for just any means of compensation. You want to make sure your situation has been thoroughly analyzed by an experienced attorney at Kanoski Bresney to make sure all your routes of compensation are exhausted.
Talk To Us Today About Your Third-Party Claim
We are ready to help you get on the road to recovery after a work injury or work accident. You can reach us at one of our eight office locations in Springfield, Champaign, Bloomington, Quincy, Rushville, Macomb, Pekin or Decatur. To schedule a free consultation, call 217-280-4985 today.