Independent Contractor vs. Employee
Attorneys Representing Independent Contractors Injured on the job in Aurora, Champaign, Chicago and all of Illinois
One of the most problematic areas of workers’ compensation coverage involves independent contractors. Employers have dramatically increased their use of independent contractors (ICs), temporary workers and other contingent employees in an effort to supplement their regular workforces
If you are classified as an independent contractor, technically no one is liable for injuries sustained on the job. However, if the person who employs you and whom you were doing the work for should have been paying you and treating you as an employee, they will be liable. This is a complex issue and if you find yourself in a similar situation, it is important to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney immediately.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers representing Independent Contractors in Chicago
In many cases, the employment relationship is fairly straightforward. If you are an employee who is injured on the job, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In the case of injuries suffered on the job as an independent contractor, it becomes a bit more complicated.
At the law firm of Woodruff Johnson & Palermo, our lawyers will help protect your rights if you have been injured on the job as an independent contractor. For a more detailed discussion regarding the specifics of your unique situation, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at any of our Illinois locations. We will listen to the facts of your situation and provide an honest assessment of your best course of action.
Contact Woodruff Johnson & Palermo in Illinois
If you have concerns regarding an injury you sustained on the job as an independent contractor, please contact our offices today. We have offices in Aurora, Champaign and on N. LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago. Call us toll free at 866-891-9211 to schedule an appointment.