Workers’ Compensation and 3rd Party Settlements

Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Settlements

If you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation law prohibits you from suing your employer. Instead, you are entitled to financial compensation through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. If, however, a third party other than your employer shared liability for your injuries, you can pursue a personal injury claim against that third party. At Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd., our attorneys are skilled in handling both workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases. Our goal is to secure maximum compensation for you from all liable parties so that you can move forward with your life.

Third Party Causes of Action

Workers’ compensation benefits are limited and do not always cover all of the damages you can sustain from a work-related accident. If the negligence of another party contributed to your accident, a successful third party claim could go a long way towards making you whole financially. There are many different circumstances that could lead to a third party cause of action including:

  • Construction site accidents – if a subcontractor or someone not employed by your employer was negligent in your accident, you can sue that person and/or company.
  • Car or truck accidents – if you are injured in an accident while driving for work reasons and the other driver is at fault, you can sue that driver.
  • Slip-and-fall and property-based accidents – if you are injured on someone else’s property as a result of a defective or unreasonable condition, you can sue the property owner.

A personal injury claim can significantly increase the size of your recovery for your injury. If you suspect that a party other than your employer may have been at fault for your injury, our attorneys can help you evaluate if you have a viable personal injury case. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We work with clients throughout Lake County and across Illinois.