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Champaign County Third-Party Claims Lawyer

McDonough County workplace accident attorney for third-party claims

Attorneys for Third-Party Liability in Work Injury Cases in Champaign, Decatur, Bloomington, and Springfield, Illinois

When a person suffers a work-related injury, they will usually be eligible for workers' compensation, and these benefits will be paid out whether the employee or their employer was at fault for the injury. However, there are some cases in which another person or company may have been responsible for a person's injuries, and personal injury claims may be filed against these third parties. Injured workers should consult with an experienced lawyer to determine their options for receiving the financial compensation they need.

At the law firm of Kanoski Bresney, our attorneys over 40 years of experience representing clients who have suffered work injuries, and we have helped victims recover more than $400 million in workers' compensation benefits and personal injury verdicts and settlements. If you have been injured while at work, we will help you identify all sources of compensation, file the necessary claims within the proper time limits, and advocate for you throughout the legal process. By providing you with respect, response, and results, we will make sure your family receives the financial resources you need.

Pursuing Compensation From Third Parties Responsible for Work Injuries

While workers' compensation benefits will cover the costs of medical care for a work-related injury, they will only repay a victim for a percentage of the income they have lost while recovering or because of a permanent disability. An injury can affect a person and their family in a variety of ways, and additional compensation may be needed to address these issues. Third-party claims can allow victims to be repaid for the full amount of income they have lost, while also addressing the pain and suffering they have experienced and other ways their lives have been affected.

Some common situations where a third party may be liable for work-related injuries include:

  • Car accidents - A person who is injured in an on-the-job vehicle accident may be able to pursue compensation from the driver who was at fault for the collision. Personal injury claims may also be filed against any other people, companies, or government organizations that were responsible for a crash.
  • Defective products - Workers may be injured by defective tools and equipment, and they can pursue compensation from the manufacturer of these products. Claims may also be filed against people or companies that were responsible for installing or maintaining parts or equipment.
  • Construction site accidents - People from multiple different companies or employers often work at construction sites. Workers may be injured if subcontractors do not follow the proper safety procedures or because of negligence by a company that was responsible for performing work such as installing electrical wiring. Injuries can also occur due to the negligent operation of construction equipment or defective ladders or scaffolds.
  • Premises liability - A property owner may be liable for injuries that occur while a person is working on their property. For example, an employee of a utility company may be injured by a dog bite or a slip-and-fall accident after entering a property to perform repairs.

Contact Our Peoria County Work Injury Lawyers

If you have suffered an injury while working, you will want to understand all of the forms of compensation that may be available to you. A third-party claim can help you receive payments that address your damages, including pain and suffering, and other losses that are not covered by workers' compensation. At Kanoski Bresney, we will help you take the right steps to receive workers' comp benefits and pursue claims against those who were responsible for your injuries. Contact our office today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a complimentary consultation. We provide legal help with work injury cases in McLean County, Peoria, Sangamon County, Tazewell County, Champaign County, Decatur, McDonough County, Rushville, Bloomington, Macomb, Quincy, Champaign, Peoria County, Pekin, Schuyler County, Adams County, Springfield, Macon County, and throughout central Illinois.

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