Illinois Self-Insureds' and Third-Party Administrators' Comp Claims Defense

Although many of the same workers' compensation issues are involved, self-insured employers and third-party administrators do face some unique concerns in defending themselves against comp claims — excess carrier coverage, deductible issues and self-insurance retention included.

At Knell Law L.L.C., we understand these issues and provide ethical, fair and aggressive representation on behalf of self-insureds and third-party administrators in these matters throughout the State of Illinois. In fact, our entire practice is almost exclusively dedicated to the defense of workers' comp claims.

Our Promise to You

Our firm has been successful for two reasons: We work hard at what we do and understand the meaning of the word service. At the same time, we refuse to take the idea of continued success for granted. Because of this, we strive to achieve the right results in every case and to do that in the most timely, cost-effective way possible.

Initially, within 10 days of becoming involved in the case, our attorneys provide third-party administrators and self-insured clients with a written blueprint that includes a forthright assessment as to whether the case should be settled or tried, and an action plan for moving the comp claim settlement or benefits defense forward toward a timely resolution.

We would also like to say just a few words about communication. First, we strive to eliminate the need you have to come looking for us by working closely with you throughout and by providing you with updates and information on a regular basis.

That being said, you will also have virtually unfettered access to your lawyer by phone, personal cell phone and e-mail. The tremendous support staff we have at our Peoria office will also be available to assist you or provide needed information should your lawyer be temporarily unavailable. If that is the case, you can also expect to have any phone calls or e-mail messages returned to you within 24 hours.

Make arrangements for a free initial consultation by contacting us online or by calling our Peoria offices locally at 309-740-9115 or toll free at 866-958-5843.

Related topics of interest:

Subrogation/ Compensability & Benefits Assessments
Utilization Reviews / Independent Medical Evaluations
Suspending or Terminating Benefits/ Fraud Prosecutions
Defense of Impleaded Third Parties