There May Be More Than One Party To Blame
Since the accident, you fear that your livelihood and career rests on your ability to obtain compensation for the work injury you sustained. You face a long road to recovery, and it is vital that you determine who is liable as soon as possible so you can start the process.
At The Law Office of David Hunt, I have a comprehensive understanding of liability in workers’ compensation and third-party claims. As a veteran attorney, I know what it takes to demand accountability, and I want to be there to help you hold the negligent parties responsible.
How Do I Know If I Have A Third-Party Claim?
You may be able to seek compensation from another party other than your employer. Third-party claims arise when a worker is injured on-the-job as a result of the negligence of a third party.
Examples of instances in which third-party claims can be brought include:
- A pizza delivery driver is hit by another car while completing a delivery.
- A UPS/FedEx worker slips and falls on another’s property while delivering a package.
- A warehouse worker is injured on site due to defective machinery.
As your lawyer, I will produce witness statements, video surveillance, maintenance records, police reports, medical records and additional evidence obtained during the discovery process to prove your case.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Not Be Enough
There is only so much compensation you can receive from workers’ compensation. While your employer’s insurer may cover some medical expenses and provide other types of compensation, they may not be able to cover it all.
Types of compensation that can be recovered in third-party claims include:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost earnings and earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Find Out Who Is Responsible At A Free Consultation
You need an advocate who is well-versed in workers’ compensation and third-party liability claims. As a top Illinois firm, there is no question that I am the attorney you can trust to handle your case. Call 309-323-9667 or tell me about your case online to request an appointment. While I hold free consultations at my Peoria and Galesburg offices, I am also available via Skype during nights and weekends.