Subrogation Claims: Recovering Your Workers’ Compensation Costs
Section 5(b) of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides employers with an excellent opportunity to recoup payments made in connection with the workers’ compensation claims of employees. That said — subrogation claims involving workers’ compensation can be extremely complicated and are known to be fraught with numerous pitfalls.
At Knell Law L.L.C., our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of Section 5(b) and can help you to mitigate your losses through the lien mechanism this section provides. In our statewide practice, we handle subrogation claims and petitions to intervene that involve liable third parties and recoveries sought in connection with civil personal injury verdicts or settlements obtained by injured workers themselves.
Early Identification of Potential Subrogation Opportunities Is Key
Generally speaking, the earlier the potential for subrogation is considered in a workers’ comp claim, the better.
If you involve our lawyers early on, we can begin a thorough investigation and start gathering evidence that may be critical to the success of future subrogation opportunities. In addition, within 10 days we will provide you with a complete, written evaluation of the case that will include an analysis of potential subrogation claims, any pro rata share of costs, the apportionment of attorney fees and a detailed action plan that outlines our proposed strategy moving forward.
Whatever the situation or objectives you choose, you can depend on us to represent you with integrity and aggressive determination in every respect and to work toward resolving your legal matter as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.