Personal injury law is designed to compensate those who have been injured, physically or psychologically, because of the fault of another person or corporation. Simply stated, if you have been injured as a result of an accident which was not your fault, or not entirely your fault, you may be entitled to sue the responsible party for damages. A plaintiff in a typical personal injury claim could seek money damages for past and future medical expenses as a result of the injury, past and future lost wages due to being unable to work as a result of the injury, past and future pain and suffering as a result of the injury, past and future loss of normal life as a result of the injury, and mental and emotional distress that might be the result of the injury.
Typical Personal Injury claims include:
- Wrongful Death Action, including all accidents resulting in the death of a party, including automobile collisions, trucking collisions, construction negligence, and medical malpractice.
- Automobile and Trucking Collisions, including all accidents involving injuries as a result of trucking collisions, automobile collisions, boat collisions, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and common carriers, including accidents involving taxicabs, trains and buses.
- Job-Site Construction Injuries, including all accidents related to injuries that are a result of negligence at a construction site, involving unsafe working conditions, defective equipment and machinery, and simple human error.
- Property Owner's Liability, including all accidents resulting in injuries due to the dangerous condition of property, including falls, negligent maintenance, negligent security and fire.
- Medical Malpractice, including all accidents resulting from the negligent care or treatment of medical providers, including doctors, nurses, and hospitals.
- Physical Assault, including all accidents involving injuries resulting from unprovoked physical assualts,and including any intentional infliction of injury.
- Animal Attacks, including all accidents involving serious injuries as a result of unprovoked animal attacks, such as injuries by dogs or other animals.
If you have been injured as a result of the wrongdoing of another, you could be entitled to money compensation. Contact The Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti, P.C. today to set up a free consultation!
Workers' compensation is a form of insurance which provides benefits to employees who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. An employee with a work-related injury or illness is entitled to three basic benefits under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Disease Act:
- Payment of all necessary medical, surgical and hospital services for the treatment of the work-related injury or occupational disease, including vocational rehabilitation where appropriate;
- Compensation while the injured employee is being treated for the work-related injury or disease known as Temporary Total Disability (“TTD”) Compensation benefits; and
- Compensation for any permanent injury or other disabilities, including death, arising under either Act.
Almost every employee who is injured during his or her employment in the State of Illinois is covered by the Workers' Compensation Act. Generally, employees are entitled to the benefits mentioned above regardless of fault. Injuries resulting from heavy lifting, repetitive work activity, falls, and dangerous equipment are some of the most common claims for Workers' Compensation benefits.
It is not uncommon for insurance companies to deny benefits for compensable claims. If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, you should immediately contact an attorney who is knowledgeable in the area of Illinois Workers' Compensation Law. Contact The Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti, P.C. today to set up a free consultation!
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The Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti, P.C. has developed a comprehensive practice in several other areas of law in order to better serve the needs of our clients. We have developed a significant employment law practice, handling all types of labor related matters, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Additionally, our firm represents police officers and firefighters in contested disability pension matters. Our office also assists our clients in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits and unemployment compensation.
In addition to employment matters, our office routinely handles other areas of law, such as real estate transactions, probate administration, estate planning, family law, and eminent domain.
The Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti, P.C. has also established a broad appellate practice. Our attorneys have handled appeals at the State Appellate Court level, as well as before the Supreme Court of Illinois. Our office has also been active in the United States Federal District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.
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