Workers' Compensation Defense Lawyers in Illinois
Skilled Workers' Compensation Defense Lawyers Serving Clients in Chicago and Nationwide
Illinois law requires that companies based in the state, or who conduct business in-state, obtain workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Corporate officers, LLC members, sole proprietors, and business partners are allowed to exempt themselves from coverage, but they must still cover their employees. Employers may purchase insurance coverage, self-insure, or join a pool of self-insured employers. Regardless of the circumstance, when an employee suffers a work-related illness or injury, you need skilled legal counsel in your corner aggressively defending your interests.
For nearly two decades, Brady, Connolly and Masuda, P.C. has provided strong representation for employers defending workers’ compensation claims in Illinois, Missouri, and throughout the U.S. Our award-winning attorneys have in-depth experience defending claims before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC) and upon appeal within the Illinois court system.
We represent employers from a wide range of industries including companies based in Illinois and those based out of state that conduct business in Illinois. We also serve clients who carry workers’ compensation insurance and those who self-insure. The process can be considerably more complicated for self-insured employers; for this reason, it is essential to work with seasoned attorneys who understand the complexities of such cases. Our depth of knowledge and proactive approach help put our clients in a position to resolve the case quickly and at minimal cost.
We defend clients for all types of workers’ compensation cases and matters related to those claims, including but not limited to:
- Employer Liability
- Discrimination Defense
- Disability Insurance Claims
- Medicare Set Asides (CMS/MSA)
- Retaliatory Discharge
- Workers' Compensation Subrogation Claims
How to Address a Workplace Injury
When an employee is injured on the job, there are certain actions an employer should take:
- If the employee requires immediate medical attention, allow him/her to see a doctor right away.
- File a First Report of Injury with your workers’ compensation insurance carrier (if you have one).
- Fully cooperate with the investigation of the incident and with the opposing attorney(s), even if you suspect that the claim is fraudulent.
- Do NOT penalize or terminate the employee based solely on his/her injury. This can expose you to serious civil or even criminal charges.
- Contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible for a full case assessment.
Whether you carry insurance or are self-insured, your case will be reviewed by the IWCC to determine the amount of compensation the employee will receive.
Quality and Cost-Efficient Workers' Comp Defense
At Brady, Connolly and Masuda, P.C., we draw on our extensive experience and vast resources to quickly and thoroughly evaluate your case and craft the most practical and effective defense strategy. Throughout the process, our senior attorneys keep you continually informed of the progress of your case toward a speedy resolution. Whether through settlement, litigation, or appeal, we are committed to skillfully defending your interests and working tirelessly toward a favorable outcome.For a consultation with one of our experienced Illinois workers’ compensation defense attorneys, contact us today at 312-425-3131. From our offices in Chicago and Bloomington/Normal, we provide skilled representation for clients based in Illinois and across the country.