Chicago Accident Injury Claims
Workers Compensation, Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death in Chicago
What types of injuries require an attorney?
If you were injured in an accident get the legal facts about the law and your injury. The Allegretti and Associates, a Chicago personal injury law firm, provides information on the types of accidents that may require advice from an attorney.
Injuries caused by accidents can be serious and sometimes result in death. The more serious an injury is, the more likely it is that you will need to consult an attorney to help with a personal injury claim. Injuries from accidents generally fall under three major categories:
• Truck accidents including semi truck, tractor trailer, and 18-wheeler accidents
• General accidents and injuries, including premises liability cases.
• Accidents that occur on the job, and workers compensation claims in Chicago.
Disputes often arise in workers compensation claims and can stem from the contention that the workers injuries were pre-existing or not work related. An employer or insurance company may also challenge a claim based on the assumption that an employee is exaggerating injuries. An experienced worker’s compensation attorney in Chicago can help resolve these types of disputes and get the benefits to which you are entitled.
Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death Claims
Due to the complexity of most trucking accident cases and the severity of the injuries that result, it is important to seek advice from a qualified accident attorney. Accidents involving large trucks commonly result in more serious injuries than those involving passenger vehicles, and unfortunately more frequently result in death of passenger car occupants. Wrongful death lawsuits are brought by the decedent’s family members or the decedent’s estate for recovery of losses associated with the accident victim’s death. Many types of injuries can be caused by vehicle accidents but the most common injuries are sprains and soft tissue damage, fractures, internal organ injuries, and traumatic brain spinal injuries.
The most common injuries associated with premises liability are those associated with slip and fall accidents and may result in a number of types of injuries for the victim.
Fractures, bruises and sprains, back and neck injuries, and more tragic injuries such as brain and spinal injuries that can cause paralysis and death may be associated with premises liability accidents.