Workers’ Compensation

I Help Workers Every Single Day

If you have suffered a workplace injury but are not getting the benefits you are entitled to under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, you need an experienced attorney to pursue those benefits for you. Whether your claim has been denied, your temporary disability payments are not being received, your bills are not being paid, your medical authorization is in dispute, you believe you have been fired because you filed a claim, or you simply need to obtain the most favorable settlement available in your case, I can help.

I am  attorney James P. Leahy, and I have over 35 years of experience representing individuals throughout the western and northwestern suburbs of Chicagoland. I will strive to give your case the attention it deserves, while carefully explaining all your options to you so that you can make informed decisions. I will promptly return calls and emails and will keep you abreast of any and all developments in your case, focusing on both your immediate needs and your long-term interests. For a free initial consultation, contact me online in Elgin, Illinois, or call me at 847-348-8692 (toll-free at 888-596-0289).

My Workers’ Compensation Practice

I represent men and women who have been injured on the job due to traumatic events, such as such as lifting injuries, twisting injuries, injuries from use of tools or equipment, whether or not the equipment or tool is or was defective, falls of any kind, falling object accidents, vehicle accidents, repetitive stress or repetitive use injuries, heart attacks, or any other injuries sustained while you are at work.  For Worker’s Compensation it does not matter whether someone else was at fault, you were at fault, or no one was at fault, so long as it was related to your work.  I will represent you throughout the workers’ compensation claims process or appeals for workers’ compensation denials (at any level).

I have decades of experience successfully handling workers’ compensation claims. I know that your employer or its insurance carrier will have attorneys working aggressively to represent their interests. I will do the same for you. I will aggressively fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve, whether it’s temporary or permanent disability benefits to ease the financial strain related to workplace injuries. There is always coverage under workers’ comp, however under certain circumstances we may be able to pursue a claim against a nonemployer responsible for your injury for greater compensation.

All workers’ compensation claims are handled on a contingency basis. I only charge attorney fees if I am able to recover benefits for you. My contingency fee is generally 20% of what I am able to recover for you.

Contact The Law Office Of James P. Leahy

To set up a free initial consultation, contact me online or call me at 847-348-8692 (toll-free at 888-596-0289). I am available to meet with you between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. by appointment, Monday through Friday. My office is located south of I-90, on the frontage road just off the exit to Route 31. I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.