We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Tort Is Not An Option In Ill. Employee Asbestos Exposure

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT) -- In a case of first impression in Cook County Circuit Court, an employee who sustained injuries allegedly resulting from exposure to asbestos while engaged in the line of his duty as an employee sued his former employer in tort, rather than under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

The real significance of the case was that it was based upon both negligence and intentional tort theories. Ordinarily, an Illinois employee may not sue his or her employer in tort in these situations. Instead, the employee may only bring a worker’s compensation action against the employer.

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides in pertinent...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS