In Illinois, as in most states, workers’ compensation laws give employers immunity when an employee is injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so it does not matter if you or your employer was responsible for the accident: You can collect under the law. The trade-off, of course, is that you cannot sue your employer for negligence if they carry workers’ compensation insurance. Additionally, you cannot receive compensation for pain and suffering. For some, workers’ comp simply will not be enough to cover their losses.
We explore all possible avenues of recovery to maximize the amount of money we can recover on your behalf. There are some times when you can sue for an injury that you received on the job. In this article, we will discuss when and whom you can sue if you have been injured on the job and why you might need an attorney even if your employer is covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
There are certain cases in which you can sue a negligent party directly for your injuries. These include:
In these cases, we will conduct a thorough investigation. OSHA provides standards by which every employer, general contractor, and subcontractor must abide. This includes hiring, training, equipment, and workplace safety standards.
Talk to a Chicago Construction Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a construction accident, there are a number of reasons why having an attorney on your side is a good idea. Talk to the construction accident attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd. for a free initial consultation for more details.