Odell, Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers

James Reilly
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Streator, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 40 years experience
(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive
Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Divorce, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
James T. Reilly has been practicing since 1979. He is an experienced trial lawyer with over fifty jury cases tried to verdict. He concentrates his practice in both civil and criminal litigation. Jury awards include medical malpractice, wrongful death, fraud prosecution and various types of personal injuries. He has defended cases in criminal courts ranging from fitness trials in murder cases to DUI’s. In addition to these, he has successfully defended persons charged with arson, aggravated battery, drug offenses and other felonies and misdemeanors.

Reilly has served as a LaSalle County Assistant Public Defender since 2000. He represents clients before the...
William Patrick Schmitz Jr.
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Kankakee, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer
(815) 929-9292 1230 W Court St
Kankakee, IL 60901
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
William P. Schmitz joined Spiros Law in 2016. His practice focuses on workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. He handles an array of cases including those arising from work accidents, automobile collisions, premises liability, and product liability. A loyal advocate, he values his clients and aggressively fights for their interests at every stage of litigation. In addition, he advises his clients to help them navigate peripheral issues associated with their claims. Bill is a proud member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Bill is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He earned his B.A....
John S. Fotopoulos
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Joliet, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 19 years experience
(815) 373-5100 58 N. Chicago Street
7th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Workers' Comp, Criminal, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
John Marshall Law School
John S. Fotopoulos, former Cook County judge serving at the Daley Center in Chicago, established his law firm on two simple firm principals: to have competitive rates allowing everyone to afford the advice they need and to have legal counsel that is always available for clients.

John takes immense pride in his work, fulfilling a great deal of credits in continuing education seminars to ensure compliance and competency. In addition, his countless hours of legal research ensures that he stays ahead of the competition and is fully educated to take care of clients' legal needs. John's practice ensures that you are...
Mike McElvain
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Bloomington, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 47 years experience
(309) 828-3340 234 East Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
Jared B Staver
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Joliet, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 19 years experience
(815) 726-4405 81 N Chicago St
Ste 400
Joliet, IL 60432-4395
Workers' Comp, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
The John Marshall Law School
When you’re injured in a car accident or through another situation involving the negligent actions of another party, you want to put your case in the hands of a lawyer who has the knowledge and experience necessary to fight for you to obtain the compensation you deserve. I have been ...
Andrew Purcell
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Kankakee, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 20 years experience
(815) 929-9292 1230 W. Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School and Eastern Illinois University
I was born and raised in Kankakee, Illinois and knew from a young age I wanted to be an attorney. Studying the constitution and history in grade school, I was drawn to the law and spent parts of my summer vacations watching trials in the Kankakee County Courthouse. After 16 years of practicing law in Chicago, l returned to my local roots and joined Spiros Law in 2015.

The personal satisfaction I have gained from helping injured persons and their families and a desire to help members of my own community and beyond, prompted me to bring my skills...
Brian C. Cichon
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Joliet, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 24 years experience
(815) 727-0100 3601 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60431
Workers' Comp, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Born in Chicago, IL. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1995. United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1995. Preparatory education: Loras College, Dubuque, IA (B.A., 1992). Legal education: IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1995). Former Will County Assistant State’s Attorney. Member: Illinois State Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, Illinois Worker’s Compensation Lawyer’s Association.

Brian has been practicing law in Will County for over 20 years, and handles a variety of legal issues, be they simple, complex or something in between. He is a trial lawyer, with a current focus in the area of workers’ compensation and general civil litigation....
Daniel R. Flaherty
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Plainfield, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 12 years experience
(815) 577-7500 24047 W. Lockport Street, Suite 201C
Plainfield, IL 60544
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
William Mitchell College of Law
Daniel R. Flaherty, founder and managing attorney of Flaherty Law, is a respected and accomplished trial lawyer with a history of success representing both plaintiffs and defendants. His practice focuses on personal injury matters, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, product’s liability, and estate planning. Daniel began his career in insurance defense litigation representing individuals in personal injury and property damage matters. In 2010, he decided his true passion was representing individuals injured due to no fault of their own. So, Daniel joined a larger, Chicago-area trial firm and began exclusively representing individuals in various personal injury matters. In his...
Ron S. Fladhammer
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Joliet, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 27 years experience
(815) 727-0100 3601 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Workers' Comp, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Ron has been a member of several area boards of directors, including the Will Grundy Medical Clinic and the St. Raymond School Athletic Board. Ron, along with his wife Kim, a Will County Assistant State's Attorney, are members of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Parish and are heavily involved with Joliet Catholic Academy, where their two children attend high school.

Ron has represented petitioners before the Illinois Industrial Commission for the past 18 years and has represented applicants for Social Security Disability benefits for over 24 years. He prides himself on achieving maximum results for his clients under the law. He...
Mr. Terry W. Dodds
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Bloomington, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 19 years experience
(309) 829-9300 624 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Workers' Comp, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
The Dodds Law Office, PC, represents Illinois personal injury, Illinois workers compensation and Illinois auto accident claimants and counsels clients in the areas of criminal and family law. Terry is a native of the Bloomington-Normal area, having attended grade school and junior high in the Unit 5 School District. His mother and father also have strong ties to the Bloomington-Normal community, both having graduated from Illinois State University. Terry's Brother, Geoff Dodds, is also a licensed attorney in Illinois, currently acting as the City Attorney for the Village of Heyworth, IL. After graduating from Clinton Community High School in 1992, Terry obtained...
Mark M Wilson
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Peru, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 23 years experience
(815) 408-6330 3808 Progress Blvd., Suite A
Peru, IL 61354
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Mr. Wilson began his legal career in 1996 practicing in Peoria County before relocating to LaSalle County in 2003. In his career, he has successfully tried numerous cases involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, employment disputes, and premises liability. Additionally, he has extensive Appellate Court experience having successfully handled numerous appeals particularly in the area of workers’ compensation. In 2004, he obtained the second largest personal injury jury verdict in Marshall County history at the time. In 2017, he negotiated the largest settlement ever obtained for a workers’ compensation claim with the Chicago Public School District. ...
Mitchell Horwitz
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Joliet, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 40 years experience
(800) 594-7433 1403 Essington Road, Suite 200
Joliet, IL 60435
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
The John Marshall Law School
Mitchell Horwitz has devoted his entire working career to workers’ compensation matters, including arbitrations and settlement. As the head of the workers’ compensation practice at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Mitch has handled thousands of cases from arbitration through the appellate courts. Over the course of his career he has obtained many scores of millions of dollars for his clients.
Brian J. Conneran-Weig
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Joliet, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 24 years experience
(630) 892-5297 58 N. Chicago St.
Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432
Workers' Comp, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of North Dakota School of Law
My entire practice has been dedicated to injury litigation. I have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in fender benders with minor soft tissue injuries all the way up to multi-million dollar cases involving catastrophic injury and death. Let me put my experience to work for you.
Bloomington, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer
(309) 828-8002 2011 Fox Creek Rd
Bloomington, IL 61701
Workers' Comp and Personal Injury
Joliet, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney
(815) 725-3723 1504 Woodbridge Rd
Joliet, IL 60436
Workers' Comp, Entertainment & Sports and Personal Injury
Peru, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney
(815) 224-4700 1200 38th St
Peru, IL 61354
Workers' Comp, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
Peru, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney
(815) 224-8157 3815 Progress Blvd
Peru, IL 61354
Workers' Comp and Bankruptcy
Bloomington, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney
(309) 827-4371 2011 Fox Creek Rd
Bloomington, IL 61701
Workers' Comp
Bloomington, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney
(309) 827-4371 2011 Fox Creek Rd
Bloomington, IL 61701
Workers' Comp, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Oglesby, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney
(815) 883-4102 170 E Walnut St
Oglesby, IL 61348
Workers' Comp, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Peru, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney
(815) 224-2030 1611 5th St
Peru, IL 61354
Workers' Comp, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Bloomington, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney
(217) 429-3030 201 W Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Workers' Comp, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Bloomington, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer
(309) 829-5700 237 E Front St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Workers' Comp
Peter C. Wachowski
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Free ConsultationPark Ridge, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 29 years experience
Workers' Comp, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
The John Marshall Law School
Peter Wachowski is a well-rounded lawyer who takes great pride in his work and has a passion for helping people in need. He is constantly looking for ways to improve, and won’t stand for complacency. Peter is well educated and versed in his field, and as a result, he is able to help a wide array of clients with varying needs. He is very hard working, and is always going the extra mile to get the absolute best result for the client, even if that means investing more time and money into a case. He works to have satisfied clients,...
John J. Malm
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(630) 527-4177 1730 Park St
#201
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationNaperville, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 26 years experience
Workers' Comp, Asbestos, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
I am an experienced personal injury attorney dedicated to fighting for the rights of my clients through every stage of their case. I represent clients who have been injured due to car accidents, animal attacks, sports injuries, defective products and nursing home abuse.

I am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the DuPage County Bar Association. I have been included in the Illinois list of Super Lawyers. I have a 10.0 rating on Avvo and a 10.0 rating on Justia. Let me fight for the justice you deserve. Call today for a free...
Sandra Loeb
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(815) 929-9292 1230 W Court St
Kankakee, 60901
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Illinois College of Law
Sandra joined Spiros Law, P.C. in 2008. She devotes her legal career to representing injured persons in worker's compensation and personal injury matters throughout Central Illinois. Sandra has successfully tried cases in front of juries and has secured millions of dollars in settlements for clients throughout Illinois.
Patricia L. M. Gifford
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Champaign, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 13 years experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E. University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Animal, Elder and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Tricia joined the Spiros Law team as a Senior Associate attorney in 2014. Prior to joining, she spent over eight years practicing plaintiff's personal injury work in Chicago. There, she helped obtain multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Her drive and dedication have allowed her countless victories in the courtroom, achieving over 25 million in nursing home and medical malpractice cases. Tricia has been recognized by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016. She...
Khalid Hasan
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Chicago, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 4 years experience
(312) 230-9100 30 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Khalid Hasan is an Associate Attorney at HeplerBroom, and focuses his practice on the litigation of professional and general liability cases, with an emphasis on the defense of complex medical, dental, and nursing home issues. Prior to joining HeplerBroom, Mr. Hasan was an associate attorney at a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm, and focused his practice on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice matters.

Mr. Hasan received his Juris Doctorate and a certificate in Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution* from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2015. Mr. Hasan is licensed to practice law in Illinois and the Northern District of...
Robert D. Kreisman
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(800) 583-8002 55 W Monroe St
#3700
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 43 years experience
Workers' Comp, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law and The John Marshall Law School
Kreisman Law Offices is a Chicago-based personal injury firm that successfully uses a client-based approach to seek justice for victims nationwide. Robert Kreisman is an AV-rated attorney with over 37 years of experience litigating a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice, car accidents, wrongful death, and products liability. He works with some of the leading experts in the nation and employs the newest technology to seek the most favorable results possible for his clients. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless there is a recovery on your case. Please...
Sofia Zneimer
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Chicago, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 15 years experience
(773) 516-4100 4141 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Workers' Comp, Immigration, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sofia Zneimer is a lawyer who litigates immigration and injury lawsuits. Sofia Zneimer represents businesses and individuals in need of an immigration benefit, including visa, work permit, permanent residency, or citizenship. Sofia Zneimer also handles immigration, malpractice, and personal injury trials and appeals.
Tony S. Kalogerakos
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Chicago, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 12 years experience
(847) 982-9516 111 N Wabash Ave
#801
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Animal, Construction and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For more than a decade, Injury Lawyers of Illinois has distinguished itself as efficient, effective advocates who deliver results and superior customer service to its clients. We focus on getting quick resolutions to individuals injured in the state of Illinois. Whether you were injured in an auto accident, lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, or were hurt on the job, Injury Lawyers of Illinois offers the attentive and experienced guidance you need to recover compensation for your damages.

Our reputation for aggressive advocacy, integrity and the relationships we’ve established serve us well when litigating cases. These relationships increase...
Moe Ahmad
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405 North Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 11 years experience
Workers' Comp, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Mohammad (Moe) Ahmad attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he earned a juris doctorate degree with a concentration in litigation. Moe is a former prosecutor of the CCSAO. With a decade of experience as an attorney, Moe has extensive experience in both DUI and criminal law. He tried thousands of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. Now in private practice, Moe continues to maintain a reputation for being well-skilled, fair and honest.

Moe’s primary practice areas consist of criminal law, DUI and traffic cases. His philosophy regarding the practice of law is not only to be his clients’...
James Spiros
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(815) 929-9292 1230 W Court St
Kankakee, 60901
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
The John Marshall Law School
James Spiros is the founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C. He is a skilled litigator with experience in cases involving workplace injuries, serious traffic and trucking accident, defective drugs and devices, medical negligence, wrongful death, and nursing home neglect and abuse. Since 2004, James has consistently been named one of the Leading Lawyers in the State of Illinois by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Publishing Company. James earned an undergraduate degree at Purdue University, and a J.D. at The John Marshall School Law School in 1994. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two sons.
Richard K. Johnson
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Chicago, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 37 years experience
(800) 444-1525 77 W Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Richard maintains a busy statewide practice representing injured men and women, many of whom are union members. The unique combination of representing labor unions and individual members in work-related injury claims provides Richard the opportunity to integrate the rights and benefits of a union contract with the statutory benefits of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Maximizing these benefits for the injured work is the goal of every case.

Richard has had an active role in establishing the rights of injured workers in repetitive trauma claims, handling the trial and appeal of the cases from the Commission level to the Illinois Supreme...
Howard Abrams
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Chicago, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 13 years experience
(312) 985-7368 10 S La Salle, Ste. 2160
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Animal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Howard Abrams is the founding partner, specializing in personal injury, at the Law Office of Howard S. Abrams in Chicago, Illinois. As founding partner, Mr. Abrams handles and oversees a wide variety of plaintiff’s personal injury and professional negligence matters, pre-litigation and through trial. He has been the lead trial attorney in over 50 jury and bench trials, and has successfully resolved numerous cases through mediation and arbitration.

“While I do whatever it takes to resolve a case in the shortest amount of time possible, I realize that going to trial is sometimes the only way to recover maximum results for...
Miranda Soucie
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(815) 929-9292 1230 W Court St
Kankakee, 60901
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Illinois College of Law
Miranda Soucie became a partner at Spiros Law, P.C. in 2010. Her legal focus deals with personal injury cases, including automobile, birth, workplace injuries, and negligence. She is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Florida. Miranda earned her J.D. at the University of Illinois College of Law. In her time as an attorney, Miranda has established herself as a fierce advocate for her clients who sincerely cares about their wellbeing.
Mr Francis J. Discipio
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Oak Brook, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 31 years experience
(630) 574-2288 1200 Harger Rd #500
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Asbestos, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Bridgeport
The principal of the firm, Francis J. Discipio, has been practicing law for almost twenty years. Mr. Discipio is a veteran trial attorney and has successfully tried cases in both workers' compensation and personal injury. Throughout his practice, Mr. Discipio has defended cases on behalf of large insurance companies such as Traveler's Insurance Company, Alexis Insurance Company, Cambridge Insurance Company, and the Illinois Insurance Guarantee Fund. Working on behalf of plaintiffs in personal injury cases and petitioners in workers' compensation cases, Mr. Discipio has also prosecuted many claims against the above insurance companies and many others. Mr. Discipio has been...
Jay Johnson
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Aurora, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 21 years experience
(866) 891-9211 4234 Meridian Pkwy
Suite 134
Aurora, IL 60504
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Respect for working men and women is the driving force behind Mr. Johnson’s commitment to worker’s compensation law. It is a respect that runs deep. One of Mr. Johnson’s grandfathers was a Kentucky coal miner; the other, a member of the United Rubber Workers. Because both his grandfathers worked extremely hard in less-than-ideal environments, Mr. Johnson has great empathy for those who get hurt on the job. Over the years, Mr. Johnson has recovered millions of dollars for people suffering from a variety of work-related injuries. He prides himself on thoroughly preparing for each case and staying in close, personal...
Jeffrey  Frederick
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Urbana, IL Workers' Compensation Attorney with 37 years experience
(800) 642-1227 129 W. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jeffrey D. Frederick, Esq. is a partner of Frederick & Hagle. Mr. Frederick graduated with high honors from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1982, where he consistently achieved academic excellence and was in the top 10% percent of his class.

Jeffrey D. Frederick became a member of this law firm in 1982. He limits his practice to personal injury and consequently has been able to focus his practice of law on representing those individuals who have been injured as a result of an automobile collision, a defective product or while working in construction. Additionally, Jeffrey Frederick also handles workers compensation...
Robert Duncan
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Chicago, IL Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 17 years experience
(312) 445-0567 161 North Clark Street
Suite 2550A
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Illinois - Chicago
Attorney Robert R. Duncan is founder of the Chicago personal injury law firm Duncan Law Group. As a passionate advocate for injured victims and their loved ones, Mr. Duncan has successfully represented numerous injured residents throughout Chicago, the state of Illinois, and the Midwest. His extensive experience and professional abilities have earned him a positive reputation throughout the local and legal community, success in State and Federal Courts, and recoveries in the millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Attorney Duncan began his legal career after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois...
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Injured on the job?

The workers' compensation system attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers' compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.

The workers' compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.

A workers' compensation lawyer can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to get the full benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury was caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a third-party claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.

Sometimes workers' compensation attorneys also handle matters in personal injury or employment law. However, some attorneys also handle workers' compensation matters exclusively.


Cumulative injury: The career total of an employee's job-related injuries resulting in disabilities.

Third-party claim: A legal claim by an employee against a party who is not the employer and whose negligence caused injury during or in the course of employment.