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Third Party Claims Against Negligent Motorists
Chicago Workplace Accident Attorneys
Employees, such as truckers, taxi drivers, and delivery drivers, use the roadways by nature of their job. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can and do happen and sometimes these accidents involve motorists who are on the job. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident while on the job, you are not only entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, but you may be entitled to a third-party claim against the negligent motorist that caused the accident.
The Chicago workplace accident law firm of Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd. focuses on helping injured employees obtain maximum recovery following a workplace accident or injury, which includes both workers’ compensation benefits and any potential third-party claims.
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Worker’s Compensation Benefits
As an employee who is injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for any injuries that are sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred within the scope of employment. The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act prohibits injured employees from suing their employer, regardless of whether the employer’s negligence may have caused the accident.
Third-Party Claims against Negligent Motorists
The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act does not prohibit injured employees from seeking compensation from other negligent third parties who may have contributed the accident. A “third party” is anyone other than the employee or employer who was, in whole or in part, responsible for the accident. For example, if an employee is injured while making a work-related delivery because another motorist ran a red light or otherwise negligently caused the accident, the injured employee may be able to sue the negligent motorist in a personal injury lawsuit in addition to seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
How Our Workplace Accident Attorneys Can Help
At Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, our experienced Chicago workplace accident attorneys focus on representing the victims of workplace accidents. We strive to obtain the maximum recovery possible for each of our clients, which means pursuing any and all appropriate legal actions such as workers’ compensation benefits and any third-party claims. Although worker’s compensation benefits are paid by the employer’s insurance company, these companies are under no obligation to advise injured employees of the full range of their legal rights. Moreover, the insurance company may delay, reduce, or eliminate worker’s compensation benefits.
Our Chicago workplace accident attorneys can ensure that you receive the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled in an efficient manner, as well as represent you in connection with any other legal claims you may have against a negligent motorist or other third party.
We offer 24/7 legal assistance and, because we don’t collect any legal fees until you recover, it makes sound financial sense to enlist one of our trusted workplace accident lawyers to represent you following a workplace accident.
If you have been injured in an on-the-job auto accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (800) 437-2571 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago workplace auto accident attorneys.