Posted On: April 22, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Ex-County Sheriff Takes Workers’ Compensation Dispute to Court

Michael S. Carona, the former sheriff of Orange County, California, is taking his workers’ compensation case against the county to court. Carona is seeking to receive benefits for injuries he sustained during a car accident while on the job.

According to his workers’ compensation claim, Carona hurt his lower back when the unmanned vehicle that he was a passenger in rear-ended another auto. The driver that crashed the car was an investigator who had picked Carona up for work.

Following the car crash, Carona filed his workers’ compensation claim, which was accepted. It wasn’t until last month that he filed an application to take the case to court because there appears to be a dispute with the county over his claim.

Police Officer Injuries
Many police officers risk injury and death while doing their job. If you or someone you love is a Chicago police officer that was hurt in a work accident, it is important to file the Illinois workers’ compensation claim right away. It is also a good idea to speak with a Chicago workers’ compensation law firm to make sure that you receive everything that you are owed by your employer’s insurer.

Common police officer injuries:
• Dog bite injuries
• Gunshot injuries
• Stabbing injuries
• Slip and fall injuries
• Car crash injuries
• Severe trauma and emotional injuries

These injuries can be very painful and you may be forced to take time off work while you recover. The last thing that you need to worry about is how to pay your medical bills and other living expenses. There also may be third parties that you can hold liable for your Chicago personal injuries.

Carona pursues workers’ comp claim against county, The Orange County Register, January 20, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Illinois Workers' Compensation Act (PDF)

Your Right to Workers' Compensation Benefits, Nolo

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