I would suggest you speak to a qualified personal injury attorney in your area. YOu give very little information about your injuries, but if you sustained a physical injury then you should be able to recover for your medical bills. As for the emotional distress, the law in Georgia is that you cannot normally recover for emotional distress unless their was a physical touching. In other words you can't normally recover for emotional distress for just witnessing an accident, you have to have...
I'm sorry for your frustration. Sounds like it is time for you to go into the office and sit down with the attorney face to face to discuss your concerns. If you still aren't happy after that meeting it may be time to hire a new attorney. Good luck!
I'll begin with a caveat in that I am not licensed in IL and you will need to speak to a local attorney for a more definitive answer, but yes, generally a workers' comp carrier will have a lien for reimbursement of medical expenses from a personal injury case that arises out of the same accident. I would suggest you consult with a local attorney.
From the limited information you provided, it sounds like there may be a viable claim. However, you need to consult with medical/elder abuse attorney as soon as possible to perform a more thorough investigation.