Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is committed to obtaining the best possible settlement for people who have been injured at work. Our attorneys appreciate that an accident at work impacts the individual and his or her family. We have had success winning settlements for workers in civil lawsuits and under the Workers Compensation Act.
Do You Have a Civil Claim, Workers Compensation or Both?
In Illinois, if you are injured on the job you are entitled to receive benefits under the Worker’s Compensation Act from your employer. Under the Act, a worker who is hurt on the job can receive the following: medical care, money for lost wages when you are unable to work and a lump-sum payment based on the extent of your injuries.
Some workers may recover additional compensation for their injuries if an entity—other than their employer—causes or contributes to their accident. Sometimes referred to as a third-party or ‘civil’ case, a person can receive compensation for injuries that does not fall under the umbrella of workers compensation coverage. For example, in a third-party claim an injured worker may recover compensation for pain and suffering or loss of normal life, which are not addressed under the Act.
Factors Which Contribute to How Chicago Work Injury Cases Are Valued
One of the most common questions we receive from clients involved in an accident at work is ‘how much is my case worth?’ Having successfully settled work accident cases across Illinois, our office is intimately family with how these cases are addressed by insurance companies, judges and juries. Below are some factors, which need to be considered when settling a work injury case:
- How did the incident occur?
- Who are the responsible parties? Is it a small company or large general contractor who is responsible?
- Has the injury caused the worker to lose time from work?
- Will the individual be able to return to their position?
- What type of medical care has the injury necessitated?
- How much are the medical expenses related to the injury?
- How old is the individual?
Why You Need an Experienced Work Accident Lawyer to Get Full Compensation for Your Injuries
Work accident cases frequently involved corporations that have complex corporate structures that can make locating the responsible entities difficult. Moreover, the elaborate corporate structures are frequently used to evade responsibility when an incident occurs at a workplace.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is committed to securing the most favorable recovery for injures workers via settlement or lawsuit. Our office has experience representing employees and their families in accidents involving:
- Factory accidents
- Construction accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Refinery accidents
- Farm or agricultural accidents
Regardless of the circumstance in which your work-related accident occurred, we are deeply committed to securing the maximum compensation for you under Illinois law. Our office has a team of accident investigators who are regularly deployed to the scene of an incident to gather information that we use to prosecute your case.
Contact Our Chicago Work Accident Lawyers For a Free Case Review
Our attorneys handle work accident and workers compensation cases on a contingency fee basis. Under this arrangement, we only receive a fee for our work when we have recovered compensation for you. If we are unsuccessful in a obtaining a recovery our services are completely free. Complete our on-line case intake form or call our firm at 888-424-5757 and let us get to work for you.
- $2,150,000: Construction accident, a tuck pointer received injuries to his dominant arm and shoulder (torn rotator cuff). The injuries were sustained when he fell from a scaffolding structure at a Chicago construction site. The injuries prevented him from returning to his trade, but he has resumed his employment in an office setting.
- $800,000: A plumber received crush injuries to his foot and ankle when a delivery company was in the process of unloading a load of copper and iron pipes from a flatbed truck. A transportation expert was retained and opined that the materials on the truck were loaded improperly and should not have been unloaded in the manner done. The 63-year-old plumber did not return back to his profession of 44-years after this incident.
- $480,000: Construction accident . A carpenter fell through the opening of a floor at a home he was working on. The general contractor failed to follow various code and practices, which require the opening to be marked. A workers compensation case was also filed, and the carrier waived their lien as part of a global settlement.
- $400,000: Fall from a scaffold while performing masonry work on an apartment building renovation. Our client fractured his leg and remained off work for approximately five months doing physical therapy and occupational rehabilitation. The medical expenses and time lost from work were paid by the employer's workers compensation insurance while the general contractor paid the recoverable settlement.
- $300,000+: Workers compensation. Factory worker fell down a loading ramp and sustained a fractured pelvis and femur. At the time of the injury, our client was approximately two years away from a planned retirement.