SALVATO & O’TOOLE
CHICAGO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
Personal injury lawyers focusing on nursing home injuries, workers’ compensation claims, and catastrophic injuries
People who are hurt by the negligence of others are often confused, upset, and uncertain as to where to turn next. Fortunately for people who have been injured, the lawyers of Salvato & O’Toole are here to help. We are a Chicago-based law firm that is committed to helping people who have sustained injuries recover for their losses. While we focus our practice on claims related to nursing home injuries, workers’ compensation claims, and catastrophic injuries, we are additionally qualified to represent individuals injured in any type of accident.
To discuss your legal matter with one of our attorneys at no charge, call our office today at 312-583-9500.
Representing the rights of individuals who are pursuing workers’ compensation claims
Workplace accidents and illnesses affect millions of people each year. Job-related injuries and illnesses can range from minor bumps and bruises to the development of serious, life-threatening diseases such as mesothelioma. Fortunately for victims, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Program provides employees with no-fault insurance through which they can obtain benefits for work-related injuries.
While it is not necessary to retain an attorney to pursue a workers’ compensation claim, it is highly advisable for anyone injured in a workplace accident to do so. In many cases, the representation of an attorney can make the process of obtaining benefits significantly quicker and simpler. Additionally, in many workplace accidents, legal claims may be asserted against third parties such as equipment manufacturers or independent contractors. Because the recovery from a personal injury lawsuit can often far exceed any workers’ compensation benefits to which you may be entitled, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney to ensure that all of your options are fully explored.
Catastrophic injuries can entitle victims to significant compensation
Catastrophic injuries are those that have the potential to have a significant impact on victims for the rest their lives. Common examples of catastrophic injuries include serious traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, as well as any others that can result in long-term disabilities and impairments. Because of the permanent complications that victims of catastrophic injuries often face, the recovery available in these kinds of cases is often significant. Some incidents that often lead to catastrophic injuries include the following:
|• Car accidents
• Medical malpractice
• Motorcycle accidents
• Serious slip and fall cases
• Recreational accidents
Individuals who have sustained injuries that they believe to be catastrophic should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.
Chicago nursing home injuries can be devastating
When people seek care in a nursing home or other residential long-term care facility, they have the right to expect to be treated with professionalism, care, and dignity, and also to live in an environment that adequately addresses their medical needs. The unfortunate reality is that thousands of older adults sustain injuries in nursing home accidents every year, sometimes even due to the actions of employees and other caregivers. In many cases, the victims of nursing home abuse or negligence can recover significant compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Contact a Chicago personal injury law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation
Individuals who have been injured in accidents caused by the negligence of others should retain a qualified Chicago personal injury lawyer immediately. The attorneys of Salvato & O’Toole are dedicated to helping protect the legal rights of individuals injured in the Chicagoland area and often represent clients in the areas of Bridgeport, Oak Lawn, and Chicago Heights. Of our firm’s four attorneys, three were born and raised in the Southside of Chicago and we take pride in helping the members of our community recover when they are hurt in preventable accidents. There is absolutely no cost or obligation associated with meeting with one of our attorneys and you will not owe any legal fees to the firm unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 312-583-9500.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is quite possible and even likely that you have been contacted by an insurance company or even the person that injured you and been offered a financial settlement.
The length of time between an accident and receiving a settlement or award depends on a variety of factors, such as whether liability is conceded and the insurance company with whom you are dealing. It is important for victims of preventable accidents to choose an attorney who is committed to securing the maximum amount of compensation available rather than the quickest resolution to your case.
Generally speaking, if a lawsuit is required after an accident, you sue the individual or entity responsible for your injuries, not their insurance company. If your lawsuit is successful, the defendant’s insurance company will pay out any award on their policyholder’s behalf.