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Illinois on-the-job injuries, Crystal Lake Workers' Compensation LawyerSometimes an employee's work-related injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party. For example, this may occur when an employee on a work-related errand is involved in a car accident with another driver and sustains serious injuries. When this happens, the employee may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits as well as additional compensation from the third party driver.

If the injured employee involved in a car accident is a covered employee under the law, he or she would receive workers' compensation benefits from his or her employer following the accident. In addition, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act allows for claims to be made against third parties who cause the employee's injuries through negligence. The claim against the third party would be a personal injury lawsuit filed by the injured person or his representative. In order to receive money damages from the third party driver, the injured employee would have to show that the accident was caused by the other driver.

The ability to gain workers' compensation benefits while pursuing a claim against the third party driver can make a world of difference to the employee, especially if the injuries are serious enough to keep him or her from working.

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lifetime workers' compensation benefits, Crystal Lake Workers' Compensation AttorneysWorkers' compensation claims range in complexity, in great part depending on the severity of an injury. The range of workplaces injuries that can be suffered on the job is immense, and the particular types of issues that arise will depend in large part on the specific factors related to the injury for which the employee is seeking compensation. The most severe work-related injuries often result in either death or disability, and with the latter there is sometimes a lifetime requirement for medical attention. In these cases, Illinois workers can receive lifetime medical and wage benefits through the workers' compensation system.

Limitations on Future Work

Many work injuries are minor and result in very little time missed from work, if any at all. Some injuries, however, make returning to work impossible. If you have suffered a debilitating injury in Illinois that will prevent you from working in the future, the issue of lifetime medical benefits and wage benefits often arises.

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workplace injury, Crystal Lake Workers' Compensation LawyerThe Illinois workers' compensation program is a no-fault insurance system, and is intended to ensure that people who are injured in on-the-job accidents, or those who develop occupational illnesses, are compensated.

Almost all employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. Additionally, individuals are not required to show that their injury was anyone else's fault.

To a large extent, the workers' compensation system exists to shield employers from liability from lawsuits arising from workplace accidents while also ensuring that injured workers get the medical care that they need. As such, workers' compensation generally acts as the exclusive remedy for work-related injuries or illness. Therefore, employees cannot usually sue after a workplace accident.

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