Recently, Attorney Brent Eames filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of a McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy who was seriously injured in the course of her duties as a result of her involvement in a car accident which was caused by a negligent motorist.
In addition to workers’ compensation claims, as well as other claims which can be available for first responders such as PEDA, PSEBA, or a disability pension, sometimes if the work-related injury was the result of the negligence or intentional act of a third-party, then a civl claim for personal injury can also be pursued. Unlike workers’ compensation claims, civil personal injury cases can open the door for many different types of damages. This includes things like pain and suffering or loss of a normal life, which are not available in a typical work comp case.
Both the Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Public Employee Disability Act (PEDA) contain provisions which can create a right of reimbursement for overlapping benefits. The Illinois Pension Code also contains provisions related to the right to be reimbursed to the pension fund in the event of a third-party recovery. So, it is important to contact a skilled and experienced attorney for first responders to discuss your case to confirm how many potential remedies are available, and also to ensure that all laws are followed so no entities seek reimbursement out of your pocket in the event of a successful recovery for civil personal injuries.
Eames Law Group, Ltd. never stops fighting for our clients, and we will aggressively push cases to trial in order to obtain justice when insurance companies attempt to trample on the rights of our clients. If an insurance company has denied your work comp claim or refused to pay work comp benefits, you owe it to yourself to contact one of the best work comp attorneys in Chicago, to discuss your rights. Our firm has been elected to state leadership positions in the area of work comp law, and frequently lectures to other attorneys regarding law, and trial strategies in Illinois work comp cases. If you have been injured, you should immediately contact Brent Eames for a free consultation to discuss your options.
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