Libertyville Lawyer for the Injured Worker
Illinois law does not permit you to sue your employer for a work-related injury. Instead, you are entitled to file a workers compensation claim. Most employers carry workers compensation insurance. If you are injured at work, you are eligible to file a claim against your employers insurer for medical bills, disability benefits and certain other benefits. In Illinois, workers compensation benefits are defined by the Illinois Workers Compensation Act.
In theory the workers compensation system is designed to help injured workers. Unfortunately, in practice employers and their insurance companies often stall, pay too little or deny a meritorious claim. Even some of the most valid claims are sometimes rejected or paid at a fraction of their worth only to save the insurance company money. Without help, it is hard for an injured worker to know whether he is being fairly compensated. Only by hiring an experienced Illinois Workers Compensation lawyer to protect your rights can you be assured of fair treatment and compensations. Attorney Bogdan Martinovich has been handling workers compensation cases for decades. He has been using the Illinois Workers Compensation Act to fight for the benefits his clients deserve for their injuries.
Third Party Cases in Lake County, Illinois
While you are not permitted to sue your employer for a work-related injury, you may still have a personal injury case against a third party. For example, if you are a delivery truck driver and you are injured in an accident while making a delivery, you may have both a workers compensation claim as well as a personal injury case against the at-fault driver. These third-party claims may far exceed the value of the workers’ compensation claim against the employer. Often times the injured worker is not aware of these claims. Bogdan Martinovich has been representing injured workers for decades. He is able to find meritorious claims where other less-experienced attorneys may not. He is highly experienced in handling workers compensation cases with concurrent personal injury cases.
If you have been injured at work, contact us to discuss your workers compensation claim and potential third party personal injury case. A statute of limitations applies to these cases; so dont wait to schedule your free consultation.