Posted On: May 28, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Deer Park Man Files Schaumburg Injury Lawsuit for Injuries Sustained While Working at Medieval Times

Frank Kaszycki is seeking more than $50,000 in Cook County personal injury damages for injuries he sustained while working as a king at Medieval Times. The Deer Park man was hired last year to play the role of King Philippe. His work esponsibilities included speaking at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Show and riding a horse.

During the show, actors playing the roles of kings, knights, princesses, and others are supposed to take part in simulated and choreographed combat, horsemanship, jousts, and falconry. Kaszycki says that he was injured on January 28 when the horse that he was being trained to ride reared. This caused him to fall backward onto the ground before the horse landed on him.

Kaszycki says that prior to working for Medieval Times, he had no experience riding horses. A fellow cast member, rather than the trainer, was training him. The trainer was not there that day. Kaszycki is suing Medieval Times USA and Medieval Knights LLC, the companies that operate the entertainment venue, for failing to control the horse and negligence.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation
Under Illinois law, employers must provide nearly everyone they hire or who is localized in the state with workers’ compensation insurance. If you have Illinois workers’ compensation, you cannot sue your employer for personal injury. However, your work injury benefits should cover your medical benefits and pay you at least partial wages while you are temporarily or permanently disabled. In certain situations involving an employer that doesn't provide workers' compensation, an injured worker may have grounds for filing an Illinois injury lawsuit. You also may be able to sue liable third parties for work injuries.

Man sues Medieval Times, Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Workers' compensation insurance: It's the LAW, Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Workers' Compensation Act

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