Chicago, IL Workers' Compensation Subrogation Claims Attorneys
Skilled Assistance Helping Employers Recover Workers' Compensation Costs in Illinois and Nationwide
When an employee files a workers' compensation claim and there is a third party involved, there may be an opportunity for the employer or their insurer to recover some (or all) of the payments made to the employee. This process is known as subrogation and is provided for under Section 5b of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/5). Workers' compensation subrogation claims involve several complex factors and can be challenging to pursue. To increase your chances of success, it is important to work with attorneys with extensive experience in this area of the law.
Since 1997, Brady, Connolly and Masuda, P.C. has represented employers and insurers in Illinois, Missouri and throughout the country for workers' compensation defense and subrogation claims. Our award winning lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the subrogation process and what it takes to successfully recover workers' compensation costs from a responsible third party. We work swiftly and thoroughly to identify subrogation opportunities for our clients and take all necessary steps to capitalize, with an eye toward resolving the case quickly and at minimal cost.
Workers' Compensation Subrogation Claims Opportunities
In workers' compensation cases, there is often an opportunity for lien and recovery of medical and disability payments. If there is no plaintiff attorney involved, you may recover up to 100% of workers' compensation payments. If there is a plaintiff attorney involved, the recovery amount is capped at 75%. Incidents with a higher probably of a third party recovery include:
- Motor vehicle accidents (when a third party is at fault);
- Construction accidents;
- Slips and falls on the premises of a third party; and
- Products liability (such as equipment malfunctions that lead to workplace injuries).
The Importance of an Early Subrogation Claims Assessment
After a workers' compensation claim is filed, a subrogation assessment should be done early on to determine if there is a third party involved, if that third party is (fully or partially) at fault for the incident and the potential for lien and recovery through subrogation. When you work with us, we go to work immediately to thoroughly investigate the incident and gather and preserve all evidence that can be used toward the success of a future subrogation claim.
If you are an employer or insurer in need of strong legal guidance for a workers' compensation claim, contact Brady, Connolly and Masuda, P.C. today at 312-425-3131 for a personalized consultation. From our offices in Chicago and Bloomington/Normal, we provide skilled representation for clients in Illinois and across the United States.