Workers' Compensation

Aurora, IL Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Serving Chicago, Geneva, Naperville, and Throughout the State of Illinois

The lawyers of Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. have been helping the victims and families of workplace accidents for over 50 years. We practice regularly before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and handle all phases of work injuries, including claims for medical benefits, temporary disability, permanent disability, death, disfigurement, reduction in earning capacity, vocational rehabilitation, hearing loss, and occupational disease.

Workers’ Compensation is a particularly technical area of the law requiring concentrated experience and expertise. Our lawyers are leaders in the field, respected by arbitrators and attorneys alike. We have extensive experience in every stage of the legal process from negotiations to trial through final appeal. Our presence and expertise can make the difference between winning and losing and between a complete and incomplete recovery. We accept cases in Cook, Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, Will, LaSalle, DuPage, McHenry, and Lake Counties. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, so there is no money owed unless a recovery is made.

Many work injuries also give rise to a personal injury or wrongful death claim thereby making it important that each case be evaluated early and carefully in order to preserve all claims. Because we handle both personal injury and workers compensation cases, you avoid the compromise to one or both cases that can happen when you have two separate lawyers.

Illinois law does not permit as complete a recovery in workers' compensation cases as it does in personal injury cases. The law is just different for work place injuries. Nonetheless, the attorneys at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur, P.C. consistently obtain some of the highest recoveries in the state for workers injured on the job. Awards for some of the workers we have been proud to help include:

  • $871,651 present cash value trial award for 49-year-old HVAC worker who was permanently disabled due to low back injury and now receives weekly disability payments for life.
  • $702,663 for 45 year old truck driver who was permanently disabled due to a low back injury.
  • $500,000 trial award and subsequent settlement for a 40-year-old who was permanently and totally disabled due to foot/leg injuries.
  • $416,250 trial award for 47-year-old industrial electrician who developed a spinal infection following a back strain requiring multi-level fusion.
  • $400,000 for wife and daughter of a 46-year-old man who died from cardiac arrhythmia after working in a hot and unventilated production plant.
  • See Verdicts for other workers we have helped.

The financial survival of families burdened by a work injury often depends on the proper and timely handling of the workers’ compensation case. Place your trust in experienced lawyers who understand the importance of this to you. At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., we provide the service and advocacy your family deserves. Contact our office today at 630-907-0909 for a free consultation. From our offices in Aurora IL, we represent injured workers in workers’ compensation claims throughout Northern Illinois, including Naperville, Oswego, Montgomery, Sugar Grove, Kane County, Kendall County, LaSalle County, Will County, DuPage County, Cook County, and Chicago.

When you suffer a work-related illness or injury, you are entitled to medical benefits under the worker’s compensation policy of your employer for expenses that are “reasonably necessary” for your recovery. However, there are times when employers and their insurance companies deny benefits based on technicalities. Depending on the circumstances, some accidents at work also warrant a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you or someone close to you has been injured on the job, it is important to speak with experienced legal counsel, so you fully understand your rights.

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When an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness that results in a temporary disability, they are entitled to receive weekly cash benefits through the workers’ compensation insurance of their employer. However, workers’ compensation law is highly technical and difficult to navigate. The complexities of the law often result in a denial of benefits based on technicalities, even when workers are entitled to benefits. At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., we have over a half a century of experience helping those who have been injured in workplace accidents in Illinois. Our attorneys are skilled and compassionate with an in-depth knowledge of the Illinois workers' compensation laws.

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When workers suffer serious accidents or illnesses on the job, it can turn their lives upside down. A permanent disability not only results in financial stress due to lost wages, but it can also negatively impact your ability to care for your family and enjoy the quality of life you deserve. The workers’ compensation insurance of the employer is supposed to help compensate for permanent injuries, but because of the complexities of the law, these benefits can be quite difficult to collect.

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