Employer Liability


10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603

211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2, Normal, IL 61761

1015 Locust Street, Suite 914, St. Louis, MO 63101


Chicago Employer Liability Lawyers

Skilled Employer Liability Defense Attorneys Serving Clients in Illinois and Nationwide

illinois employer liability attorneys

If an employee is injured or becomes ill on the job, he/she is often entitled to workers' compensation benefits. In such cases, the employee does not need to pursue litigation against the employer. There are other cases, however, in which an employee may feel that workers' compensation does not provide adequate compensation for their loss. When this occurs, an employee may decide to sue the employer for punitive damages. If your company is facing litigation brought by an employee (or group of employees), it is essential to have experienced employer litigation attorneys in your corner fighting to protect your interests.

At BCM Law, P.C., we have nearly two decades of experience defending employers and insurers for employer liability claims in Chicago, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and throughout the nation. Our award-winning lawyers have extensive knowledge of employment law, and we have a strong track record successfully litigating cases at every level of the Illinois court system. Our depth of experience and proactive approach puts our clients in a strong position to secure a favorable outcome, either through settlement or at trial.

We defend employers for charges of negligence in a wide range of circumstances, including but not limited to:

  • Workers' compensation defense and charges of workers' compensation retaliation;
  • Sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims;
  • Equal employment opportunity and discrimination disputes;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) disability claims;
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims;
  • Wage and hour disputes;
  • Employee and subcontractor contract disputes; and
  • Wrongful termination cases;

There are some instances when an employer may be held legally responsible for the harmful actions of its employees. This type of third-party liability is generally only applicable if the actions of the employee were within the scope of his/her employment. Our attorneys work quickly to compile the facts in such cases to build a solid defense on behalf of our clients.

Thorough and Aggressive Employer Liability Defense

Our firm has grown from three attorneys at our founding to nearly 40 today. A major reason for our growth is our reputation for successfully resolving even the most difficult and complex cases. We go to work immediately and conduct an in-depth analysis to identify any and all weaknesses in the case of the plaintiff. In fact, we typically have the defense fully prepared before the plaintiff, which gives us greater leverage and often allows us to settle the case quickly and at a lower cost to our clients.

If you need a strong legal team to defend your company in an employer liability case in Illinois, contact us today at 312-425-3131 for a personalized consultation. We have offices in Chicago and Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, and serve clients throughout the United States.
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • DRI
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Self-Insurers' Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • DRI
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Self-Insurers' Association
10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-425-3131
211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4914
1015 Locust Street, Suite 914
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-300-0527
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