Workers all over Illinois can suffer serious injuries on the job, even in seemingly the safest of workplaces. Employees who sustain injuries on the job are entitled to benefits under the Illinois workers' compensation system regardless of who was at fault, but injured workers are also prohibited under the same system from being able to sue their employers.
While workers’ compensation in Illinois is a no-fault system that is designed to quickly provide benefits for injured workers, the amounts of compensation available in these cases can be extremely limited. In certain cases, employees may still be able to file lawsuits against other negligent third parties that could be liable for the harm caused.
Lawyer for Workplace Injuries in Chicago, IL
If you suffered a catastrophic injury or your loved one was killed on the job in northern Illinois, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents clients who have sustained injuries in numerous communities all over Cook County, such as Calumet City, Chicago, Des Plaines, Berwyn, Burbank, and several others.
Susan E. Loggans is an experienced personal injury attorney in Chicago who can fight to get you full and fair compensation that covers all of your current and future needs. Call (312) 201-8600 to have our lawyer review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free initial consultation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents individuals on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee for legal representation unless the client receives a monetary award.
Cook County Workplace Injuries Information Center
- What are some of the most common ways people are hurt on the job?
- Which kinds of third parties can be liable for workplace accidents?
- Where can I learn more about workplace injuries in Chicago?
The Chicagoland area is home to several different kinds of jobs in multiple industries. People can suffer any one of a number of different types of injuries because of accidents on these jobs.
Some of the most common kinds of workplace injuries that Susan E. Loggans & Associates handles include, but are not limited to:
- Fallen Objects;
- Machinery Accidents; and
- Construction Accidents.
While injured workers cannot sue their employers, third parties could still be liable for any injuries that are the result of their negligence. Susan E. Loggans & Associates can investigate the circumstances of your accident and hold any negligent third parties accountable.
Depending on the specific incident in question, multiple third parties could bear some liability for a worker’s injuries. Slip and fall accidents, defective products, and motor vehicle crashes on the job are some of the most frequent situation in which third parties can be liable for an employee’s injuries.
Common types of third-party claims may include:
- Equipment manufacturers;
- Other drivers;
- Maintenance providers;
- Contractors / subcontractors; and
- Other individuals.
Region 5 Office | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — OSHA is a part of the United States Department of Labor, and its mission is to "assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance." OSHA is broken into ten regions, and Chicago is home to the Region 5 Office which also serves five other neighboring states. OSHA also has five area offices in Illinois, including one in Chicago.
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
230 South Dearborn St., Room 3244
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Chicago North Area Office
701 Lee St., Suite 950
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) — IDOL has the mission “to promote and protect the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety and health of Illinois workers through enforcement of state labor laws, to safeguard the public through regulation of amusement rides and to ensure compliance with all other labor standards.” On this website, you can learn more about your rights under Illinois employment laws, file a complaint, and access various laws and rules. You can also find various information for employees relating to unpaid wages, employer misclassification, and answers to frequently asked questions.
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Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Chicago Workplace Injuries Attorney
Did you sustain severe injuries or was your loved one killed on the job in Cook County as the result of another party’s negligence? You will want to contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates as soon as possible for help obtaining the compensation you need for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
Chicago personal injury lawyer Susan E. Loggans helps individuals in Elmhurst, Evanston, Oak Forest, Park Ridge, Elgin, and many surrounding areas of northern Illinois. Our attorney can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (312) 201-8600 or complete an online contact form to receive a free, no-obligation consultation.