Helping Injured Workers Get Just Compensation
If you have been injured on the job, you probably know that you are entitled to workers’ compensation. However, the benefits you receive may not be enough to fully compensate you for your lost wages, your pain and suffering and the long-term consequences of your injuries.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may have options other than workers’ compensation. At Kujawski & Associates LLC, our attorneys are committed to helping injured workers in the St. Louis metropolitan area get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Identifying And Bringing All Available Personal Injury Claims
If your employer is covered by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, your remedies against that employer or a fellow employee are limited. However, if your injuries were caused by someone else, you may have a claim against that party.
Common examples include:
- Contractor liability: If you have been injured in a construction accident or another type of accident on a job site where you were working alongside the employees of other contractors, you may have a personal injury claim against one of those contractors.
- Product liability: If your injuries were caused by defective machinery or any other type of dangerous product in your workplace, you may have a claim against the manufacturer.
- Driver liability: If you have been injured in an auto wreck while on the job, you may be entitled to bring both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim.
In addition, some employers are not covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act. Our firm has a particularly strong focus on representing injured railroad workers in Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims. We also handle Jones Act claims made by maritime workers, crane accidents and claims involving exposure to hazardous materials in the workplace.
Learn How We Can Assist You
If you have been injured on the job, do not rely on what your employer tells you about your options. Our experienced trial lawyers can make sure you receive the full compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us at 800-624-4571 or by email.