When an Illinois resident is injured on the job, the Illinois workers’ compensation system is typically their exclusive form of recovery against their employer. There are situations, however, when an accident is caused by the negligence of a third party. For instance, if a worker is hurt in an explosion caused by a vendor or because equipment was defectively manufactured, the vendor or manufacturer may be liable. In such cases, it is possible for the victim or their family to seek compensation for damages outside of the workers’ comp process by filing a traditional personal injury lawsuit. Depending upon the nature of the incident and the severity of the injuries suffered, these cases can become complicated. To protect one’s legal rights, it is important to retain experienced personal injury counsel as soon as possible after the accident occurs. Damon Young is a Peoria, Illinois attorney who handles third-party injury cases. He prides himself on getting results for his clients and is ready to assist you. We also serve clients in Bloomington and throughout other Central Illinois cities.
Peoria lawyer handling workplace injury cases against private companies
Injuries resulting from workplace accidents can be severe. Victims may suffer traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, amputations, or even wrongful death. Expensive medical treatments or long-term care needs, in addition to lost past and future wages, can financially cripple the injured party and their family. It is possible to recover these and other damages from the party whose negligence or intentional misconduct caused the incident by initiating a personal injury lawsuit. Whether or not one may pursue third-party defendants is highly fact-specific. We suggest consulting with an injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident occurs to understand your legal options.
Injury litigation can involve multiple defendants, insurance companies, complex evidence, and advanced legal theories. Your attorney will navigate this process on your behalf while you focus on recovering. Counsel will identify all possible responsible parties and work directly with their insurance companies to discuss liability, damages, and potential settlement terms. Depending upon the severity of the injuries and the details of the accident, various medical and other experts may be required to establish the defendants’ fault and the amount of damages suffered by the victim. Your attorney will retain these experts on your behalf and advance potentially significant fees until the case is resolved. Once your long-term medical prognosis is known, your attorney will attempt to settle your case out of court. If unable to do so, a lawsuit will be filed which may lead to a trial. It is imperative to retain an injury firm who will handle settlement negotiations and litigation if necessary.
Damon Young is a Peoria workplace accident attorney who assists his clients in recovering damages from all responsible parties. He offers a free initial consultation at which he will listen to your side of the story and explain what you can expect during the progression of the case. Damon will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and advise you about how best to proceed. He will identify all potentially responsible parties and work with their insurance companies to achieve maximum results. If a settlement cannot be reached, he will not hesitate to initiate litigation and represent you at trial. Jury trials can be complicated. Damon has experience communicating effectively with jurors so that they can make sense out of the complex facts or legal theories used to prove liability or establish damages. Our office is ready to assist victims and their families in third-party workplace injury cases.
Injury attorney focused on customer service for injured Peoria workers
Damon understands the stress that a serious accident, and the ensuing legal process, can place on injured Peoria workers and their families. He strives to provide his clients with high-level customer service during their case to ease their concerns. He will meet with you at home or in the hospital if needed while you recover. Damon promptly responds to phone calls and emails to answer questions and provide case updates and provides clients with his cell phone number for maximum accessibility. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
In addition to Peoria, our attorney also serves clients in the Illinois cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington.