Third-party lawsuits for worker injuries in Illinois
Every year, many Illinois workers incur injuries that allow them to receive compensation under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. An employee is able to acquire benefits under this legislation regardless of whether the accident was the fault of the employee or the employer. However, in some cases, the fault lies not within either of these parties but with another entity or person. When this happens, the injured employee can file a third-party lawsuit against this person or entity.
Examples of third-party lawsuits
There are several different situations in which an employee could suffer injuries that would justify filing a third-party lawsuit. Some of these include: