North Chicago
North Chicago

North Chicago Personal Injury, Auto Accident, & Worker’s Compensation Lawyer

As any resident of North Chicago knows, there’s a lot more to their community than the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, as proud as they are to host the young sailors who spend time there. A beautiful lakeshore, vibrant neighborhoods, and friendly neighbors make North Chicago a great place to live. But another lovely day in North Chicago can turn tragic in the blink of an eye. A car, truck, or motorcycle accident, slip-and-fall, workplace accident, or other incident can cause catastrophic injuries or death. In an instant, individuals and their families must now confront a new reality of medical care and rehabilitation, soaring costs for that care, and the need to pay those bills while not earning a paycheck. When families are left reeling in the wake of a severe injury or loss of a loved one, North Chicago personal injury lawyer Kirk Moyer is there to provide the comfort, guidance, and compensation that can help them move forward.

Kirk has spent over two decades fighting to get injury victims and their families the maximum amount of compensation available after a workplace injury or a tragic accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Kirk has obtained tens of millions of dollars in damages for injured individuals in North Chicago and throughout Lake County. If you need a North Chicago workers’ compensation attorney and personal injury lawyer, you need Kirk Moyer.

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Injury Spotlight: Is Workers’ Comp My Only Option After a Workplace Injury?

Like every state, Illinois has a workers’ compensation system that allows workers injured on the job to obtain medical, rehabilitation, and income benefits without having to file a lawsuit or prove fault. The trade-off for workers, however, is that if their employer participates in Illinois’ workers’ compensation program, they are largely barred from filing a personal injury lawsuit against the employer.

The problem for injured workers is that workers’ compensation benefits are often inadequate to cover all the costs incurred after a work injury and do not include items such as compensation for pain and suffering that would be available in a civil personal injury lawsuit.

While their employees may not sue employers who carry workers’ compensation insurance for work injuries, there are some situations where an employee may file a personal injury lawsuit against parties other than their employer who may be responsible for their injuries. Workers’ compensation does not prohibit such claims, so how you were injured can determine whether you may have the ability to seek damages above and beyond the benefits available through workers’ compensation.

Examples of situations where a worker may have a third-party personal injury claim include:

  • Injuries caused by a defective or unreasonably dangerous machine or a piece of equipment can be the basis of a suit against the manufacturer of the equipment;
  • Similarly, if the injury was caused by a toxic chemical or substance, the manufacturer of the material may be liable;
  • If another individual, such as the driver of another car, caused the injury while you were in the course of your employment, you can make a claim against that person.
Call North Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Kirk Moyer Today For Your Free Consultation

Kirk’s experience, skill, and tenacity have resulted in a track record of success and the recovery of substantial damages for personal injury and workers’ compensation clients in North Chicago and throughout Lake County. And remember, you pay no legal fees unless Kirk obtains compensation for you.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a workplace accident, auto collision, or other incident, please call North Chicago personal injury lawyer Kirk Moyer at (847) 244-3444 to arrange for your FREE initial consultation.