Don’t tell people it was your fault. They’ll probably prescribe you pain medication and muscle relaxants and advise you to follow-up with a doctor if your symptoms persist or worsen. Based on his treatment records, we were able to obtain a recovery that was more than adequate to pay all of the outstanding medical bills and to compensate Justin for his pain and for the emotional anguish that the injury caused for his whole family. With PIP coverage, where your insurance company is paying for your accident-related medical bills, it will take any opportunity to argue that your treatment is not reasonable, not accident-related, or both.Read More
Workplace Accident Claim
In order to avail the benefits provided by workers’ compensation, you are required to prove that the injury or illness is related to your work. Rephrased in legal jargon, the unfortunate event must be “arising out of employment and occurring during the course of employment,” commonly abbreviated as AOE/COE. Know the rules that dictate whether or not an employee’s injury or illness is work-related and covered by the workers’ compensation.
Injuries sustained while travelling: The workers’ comp does not cover injuries that occur while the worker is commuting to and fro form work. This is called the “going and coming rule”.
The AOE/COE requirements appear simple enough. However, many events that occur in the workplace can be of a dubious nature. Here we list down some common occurrences that may allow you to avail the benefits provided by the workers’ comp.
Illnesses and diseases that develop because of constant strain on the worker are covered by the workers’ comp. Diseases related to work as well as psychological or physical illnesses resulting due to long-term exposure to stress and strain are all covered by the workers’ comp. However, in such instances, there is a difficulty in attempting to prove whether the illness is work-related or not. Different states have different rules for such situations. For more information, you are required to check out the employees’ rights booklet provided by your employer that lists down the injuries and illnesses that are covered by workers’ compensation.
Seek a lawyer
Many times a worker's injury or illness may be of a dubious origin, a gray area when it comes to understand worker's comp coverage. In these special circumstances, it is always worth seeking a lawyer’s expertise. The lawyer may be able to tell you whether or not you qualify for the benefits. As a lawyer is aware of your state laws he may be the best counsel in such matters.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Louis C. Cairo
- Larry M. Amoni
- Brian S. Shallcross
- Ronald F. Wittmeyer, Jr.
- Matthew L. Willens
- Edmund J. Scanlan
- Craig J. Squillace
- Dean Caras
- Marc E. McCallister
- James J. Morici, Jr.
- Michael J. Gunderson
- Kent M. Lucaccioni
Louis C. Cairo
A senior partner at Chicago, Illinois-based GWC Injury Lawyers LLC, Louis C. Cairo divides his practice between workers compensation matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has earned the respect of his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Cairo is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts.In his personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice, Mr. Cairo represents people throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area and across the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. The cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian knockdowns, defective products and construction site accidents. In this regard, Mr. Cairo has been able to obtain several sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients.Mr. Cairo also provides assistance to people who have been injured on the job or who have contracted an occupational disease and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employers insurance coverage. His work includes helping ensure that the required claim documentation contains all required information and that it is filed on a timely basis. Mr. Cairo also provides advocacy at subsequent hearings in the event that the claim is disputed or denied.Mr. Cairo is a 1980 graduate of Marquette University, where he majored in marketing and received a Bachelor of Science. His legal education came at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1983. He is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Larry M. Amoni
Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Larry M. Amoni is the founder of Amoni Law Offices, P.C. Based in Aurora, Illinois, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Amoni is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.Mr. Amoni assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have involved premises liability, construction site accidents, defective products, auto-pedestrian knockdowns, and truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle crashes. Throughout his career, Mr. Amoni has been able to obtain numerous sizable negotiated settlements and jury verdicts, and some of his representative results have included $1.6 million in compensation for the surviving family members of a person who was killed in a truck collision and a $2 million award in another wrongful death lawsuit involving a big rig.Mr. Amoni also has extensive commercial litigation experience, and he has received favorable results in that area as well, including a $10 million award in a breach of contract action. His fellow professionals have taken note of both his successful track record and high degree of ethics, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Mr. Amoni attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an undergraduate, majoring in political science and receiving a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1973. His legal education was obtained at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1977. His professional affiliations include the Kane County Bar Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Brian S. Shallcross
The founder of Shallcross Law, LLC, Brian S. Shallcross is a highly focused attorney for his clients in Chicago, Illinois. His practice is primarily focused on representing plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others, including medical malpractice. Mr. Shallcross also handles general business litigation.Mr. Shallcross grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science from DePaul University. He went on to attend DePaul University College of Law and was awarded a Juris Doctor in 2004. After graduation, he spent several years with a well-known and prestigious personal injury firm in Chicago where he worked on many high-profile cases involving medical malpractice, aviation accidents, premises liability and commercial vehicle accidents. He opened his own firm in November 2014. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Shallcross is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.Mr. Shallcross has a record of success garnered through his hard work, skill and determination. In 2014, he was the recipient of a Trial Lawyer Excellence Award from Law Bulletin Publishing after winning a $5 million jury verdict for his client who received a hysterectomy that was not needed. Other representative matters include his work, together with his co-counsel, in obtaining a $5,950,000 verdict for a client whose iliac artery was torn by a doctor, causing him severe muscle and nerve damage in his leg.Mr. Shallcross is actively involved in several legal organizations, including the American Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee of The Chicago Bar Association.
20 South Clark Street, Suite 1800,, Chicago IL 60603
Ronald F. Wittmeyer, Jr.
Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. is a law firm in Arlington Heights, Illinois, founded by attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer Jr. Mr. Wittmeyer concentrates his practice on personal injury law, serving individuals and families throughout the Chicago metropolitan region injured due to car, construction, motorcycle, pedestrian, slip-and-fall, truck and workplace accidents.Mr. Wittmeyer has more than 35 years of experience. He has recovered significant settlements and verdicts for Illinois residents who have been injured or lost a loved one due to a catastrophic injury.In recognition of his accomplishments representing plaintiffs in personal injury actions, the Northwest Suburban Bar Association presented Mr. Wittmeyer with its Excellence in Public Serviceaward for his guidance in setting up the Rolling Meadows Courthouse Self-Help Center. In addition to his practice, he regularly writes and speaks on various personal injury and litigation topics.Mr. Wittmeyer graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. He holds an active law license before all Illinois state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is an active member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, previously serving as president and chairperson of the civil litigation committee of the association.Following law school, Mr. Wittmeyer practiced law with a defense firm after graduating from law school and opened his own firm in 1984. Before practicing law, he worked as an insurance adjuster for national insurance agencies.
Matthew L. Willens
Willens Law Offices is a ,top-rated personal injury law firm, headquartered in Chicago and serving all of Illinois. Representing the injured is all we do. We dont represent corporations. We dont represent insurance companies. We dont represent physicians in medical malpractice matters. We focus exclusively on representing individuals and their families who were injured by someone elses negligence. Whether you have been in a car, truck, bicycle or motorcycle accident or whether you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, we can help. We want to help. Since we charge ,no legal fees, unless and until we succeed in obtaining a monetary recovery for you, you can count on us fighting hard to get you the compensation you need and deserve. The firms founder, ,Matthew L. Willens,, is recognized nationally and by the Illinois legal community as the ,Best of the Bestin personal injury law,. For instance, nationally, he has been selected for membership into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel – ,The Nations Top One Percent of Attorneys,. In Illinois, he is ,rated best, and ,voted best, by his peers, year after year. He is recognized as a ,Leading Lawyer,in ,Personal Injury Law, and ,Professional Malpractice, and a ,Top 100 Illinois Top Lawyer”, – an honor given to less than 1% of Illinois lawyers. While a majority of Illinois personal injury lawyers regularly attend legal seminars to learn from top lawyers in the personal injury field, Mr. Willens is frequently a speaker at them. If you ask Mr. Willens what his firm does to receive so many honors and accolades, hell tell you, ,We just care more., Over the past two decades, Mr. Willens has been instrumental in obtaining ,numerous million-dollar-plus recoveries on behalf of clients, in a wide variety of personal injury, car accident, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. One of the ,personal injury verdicts, he was involved in was recognized by ,The National Law Journal, as one of the T,op 100 Verdicts, in the country in the year in which it was tried. One of the medical malpractice verdicts he helped secure set a ,state record,. At Willens Law Offices, clients come first. We dont churn out cases, settling them for a fraction of their full value. All clients get the attention and respect they deserve, whether they have a million-dollar-plus case or not. We answer our phones and promptly return e-mails. We communicate with you while we aggressively pursue justice for you. We dedicate the time and resources it takes to be successful for you. We ,Never Settle For Less,. We know that an injury case has the potential to take over a persons life, making it difficult to move forward. Our top-notch team of attorneys and staff want to help people take control of their situation so they can focus on what matters most — getting back on track. People turn to us for the dedicated, caring help they require, regardless of the type of accident they were in or the type of injury sustained.Areas of Practice - Chicago Personal Injury Attorney,The list goes on, as you can see from below. If you or a loved one was injured, and someone or some entity caused the injury, you very well may have a personal injury case. If you want a top-tier, professional and dedicated law firm who focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, you have come to the right place. Willens Law Offices is rated as one of the top personal injury law firms in Illinois, year after year. No matter what the injury or what type of specific personal injury case, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to protect your rights. Some say our success comes from just caring more. Call us. We can help. We can help with most types of personal injury cases. If we dont think we are the best law firm for your particular case, we will point you in the direction of a law firm who may be able to help. Weve earned our excellent reputation because we care about those who are injured. You and your needs will be our priority. Willens Law Offices will put your needs first, not whats easiest or for us. If you want lawyers who you can rely upon, then you need Willens Law Offices.Personal Injury,Amputations,Blindness,Brain Injury,Broken Bones,Burns,Catastrophic Injury,Neck and Back Injury,Spinal Cord Injury,Medical Malpractice,Birth Injury,Brachial Plexus,Cerebral Palsy,Delayed Diagnosis,Improper Treatment,Medication Errors,Professional Malpractice,Shoulder Dystocia,Surgical Errors,Wrong Diagnosis,Wrongful Death,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Car Accidents,Bicycle Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Truck Accidents,Bus Accidents,Mass Transit Accidents,Hit & Run Accidents,Multiple Car Accidents,Aviation Accidents,Train Accidents,Boating Accidents,Premises Liability,Slip and Fall,Trip and Fall,Negligent Security,Elevator/Escalator Injuries,Porch Collapse,Fires,Lead Paint Poisoning,Mercury Poisoning,Swimming Pool Injuries,Product Liability,Defective Cars,Pharmaceutical Drugs,Defective Medical Products,Workers Compensation,Asbestos Exposure,Construction Accidents,Workplace Injuries,Construction Accidents,Construction Site Accidents,Crane Accidents,Electrical Injuries,Equipment Accidents,Explosions,Iron and Welding Accidents,Mass Transit Accidents,Bus Accidents,Train Accidents,Railroad Accidents,Aviation Accidents,Commercial Aviation Accidents,General Aviation Accidents,Helicopter Accidents,Asbestos/Mesothelioma,Asbestos Exposure,
Edmund J. Scanlan
Edmund Scanlan focuses his practice on representing victims of serious personal injuries and wrongful death. He has secured numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving truck accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, sexual abuse, prescription drug overdose, car accidents, premises liability, police brutality, and workplace accidents. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and DePaul College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, and American Association for Justice. He is licensed in Illinois, numerous federal district courts, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court.
8 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 2700,, Chicago IL 60603
Craig J. Squillace
Craig Squillace has worked for a number of years on various cases, particularly vehicular accident cases, at ,Clifford Law Offices,. He also has worked on claims due to medical negligence, product liability, transportation litigation, and municipal liability. In 2000, Craig contributed to writing a chapter for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Product Liability/Premises Liability Seminar on Motor Vehicle Cases, a reference tool used by lawyers across the state. In 2007 and 2008 he also moderated a seminar for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Association.Craig carries a caseload that involves all areas of personal injury work from the wrongful deaths of those killed because of a lack of barriers on Illinois highways to those hurt on unsafe premises to construction accidents as well as many vehicular accidents.Craig is a hard working, bright, young attorney with whom everyone enjoys working. He was named one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company in Chicago in 2008. Craig has been elected to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers. He sits on the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee. He also manages to find time to give back to the community as a part of a dedicated group on the Planning Committee for the March of Dimes Comcast Sportsnet Sports Awards. The annual event raises funds for helping children with birth defects. He also sits on the Economic Development Committee for the village of Western Springs.He is a quick study on numerous issues and is willing to put in the work necessary on a case to ensure that it is fully prepared for trial. Clifford Law Offices is proud Craig Squillace is an attorney at the firm.To learn more about Craig, click ,here,.
Attorney Dean Caras is the founder of Caras Law Group in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Caras focuses his practice on personal injury, plaintiff sexual abuse and whistleblower law, representing clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County.Mr. Caras has been licensed to practice law since 1985 and has more than 30 years of experience. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and New York as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Supreme Court of the United States.After earning a bachelors degree in international studies from American University, Mr. Caras received his law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Over the course of his career, he has litigated cases involving automobile accidents, civil rights, medical malpractice, railroad injuries, workers compensation and wrongful death. He has obtained numerous successful verdicts and settlements for his clients.Mr. Caras is a member of professional organizations, including the St. Ignatius Law Society and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also serves on the board of directors and the board of managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and is a judicial evaluator for the Illinois State Bar Association.Recognized for his accomplishments, Mr. Caras has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyersby The National Trial Lawyers. He also received a Top 10 Attorney Awardfrom the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Marc E. McCallister
Marc E. McCallister is an experienced trial lawyer with extensive experience in wrongful death, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and product liability cases. Mr. McCallister is a partner at the McCallister Law Group, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. He represents the injured and their families in the Chicago metropolitan area and throughout the state of Illinois.Mr. McCallister earned his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology in 2005. He also attended Pennsylvania State University where he obtained a B.A. in 2001.Mr. McCallister is admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and has brought numerous cases to trial over the course of his career.Before joining McCallister Law Group, LLC, he worked as an associate at a large insurance defense law firm, defending physicians and hospitals in the Chicago region. He later switched to representing plaintiffs at another Chicago area law firm. His experience gives him insight into the most effective legal strategies for both defendants and plaintiffs.Mr. McCallister is also an active participant in many professional organizations such as American Association for Justice, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.Passionate about education, Mr. McCallister serves as secretary of the board of directors for Tutoring Chicago, a nonprofit organization that offers free tutoring to financially disadvantaged students on the north and northwest side of Chicago.
120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2800,, Chicago IL 60602
James J. Morici, Jr.
With almost four decades of experience, James J. Morici Jr. is an attorney at Morici Figlioli and Associates. He advocates for the rights of the people of Chicago, Illinois, in cases of workers compensation and personal injury. Before focusing his work on personal injury law, he worked for the Cook County State Attorneys Office as an assistant state attorney and was the first chair prosecutor at the Criminal Courts Building.While Mr. Moricis focus is on personal injury law, most of his cases are those of construction site negligence, premises liability and products liability. For his work with previous clients, he has an Avvo Superbrating, and for his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.Before earning a Juris Doctor with honors from ITT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Mr. Morici completed an undergraduate degree at DePaul University. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum who is passionate about passing on his legal knowledge, he is also an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law, John Marshall Law School and Triton College.A current member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Morici is admitted to practice in Arizona, Wisconsin and Illinois. With a record of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, he proves his commitment to protecting the rights of the injured. His dedicated work ethic and diligence have made him an asset to the people of Chicago who have been injured at the hands of another. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Michael J. Gunderson
When he founded The Gunderson Law Firm, Michael J. Gunderson knew he wanted to help people in Chicago, Illinois, during some of their darkest moments. Suffering a personal injury leaves victims with serious concerns about their future. As a compassionate attorney, Mr. Gunderson guides clients through matters such as motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, bicycle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice and workers compensation.As a second-generation attorney, Mr. Gunderson grew up seeing how the law may be used to benefit people who have encountered wrongdoing. He believes that everyone deserves exceptional representation. Through collaborating with clients, he forms close relationships, earns their trust and is responsive to their questions throughout the process.After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Gunderson went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law.Mr. Gunderson is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He gleans invaluable resources from these groups, which also connect him to an extensive network of peers and professionals. Using these tools and his extensive knowledge of the law, he is able to build compelling arguments and return significant awards on behalf of clients.Outside his practice, Mr. Gunderson does pro bono work for low-income families and local community organizations. He is also highly involved with youth programs, including youth football. Additionally, he leads a collection for the Chicago Sun Times Season of Sharing Program, which brings holiday presents to disadvantaged children.
Kent M. Lucaccioni
Attorney Kent M. Lucaccioni is the founding partner of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. which has two law offices in Chicago and another in Elgin, Illinois. Serving clients throughout the greater Chicago metro area and across Cook, Lake and DuPage counties, Mr. Lucaccioni devotes his practice almost exclusively to personal injury law. He has more than 31 years of experience successfully advocating on behalf of those adversely affected by nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, serious birth injuries, car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, construction accidents and other preventable tragedies.Widely regarded as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Lucaccioni has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients. He also holds the distinction of being one of the youngest attorneys in the state to obtain a verdict of more than $1 million. His success is the direct result of his tenacity and preparation at trial coupled with his unwavering focus to secure justice for those he serves.Whether fighting for his clients in court or negotiating favorable settlements, Mr. Lucaccioni aggressively pursues the maximum amount possible for his clients, and he has earned numerous accolades from his peers, as well as many positive reviews and referrals from those he has served. Of note, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and Leading Lawyer Network voted him among the Top 5% of lawyers in Illinois.A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Mr. Lucaccioni attended DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1987. The Illinois State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Lucaccioni is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Society of Trial Lawyers, the Justinian Society of Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.