Aurora Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

HELPING INJURED WORKERS IN ILLINOIS SINCE 2000

At Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, we can help you with every aspect of your workers’ compensation claim. Our Aurora workers’ compensation lawyers understand that, when you’ve suffered a workplace accident, you need those benefits to pay for medical treatment and to make up for lost wages while you are out of work. Our team works quickly to resolve issues and help you fight for the full amount you deserve. We have offices in Chicago, Aurora, and Champaign and proudly assist injured workers and their families throughout all of Illinois.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements For Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Aurora?

  • Do I qualify for workers’ compensation benefits? If you suffered an injury at work while performing some duty connected to your employment, you most likely qualify for work comp benefits.
  • How long do I have to give my employer notice of my injury?
    You have 45 days from the date of the injury to give notice to one of your supervisors, but do so as soon as possible.
  • ​​​​​​How long do I have to file a claim? Generally, you must file a claim with the IWCC (not just the work comp carrier) within three years of the date of your accident.
  • What if my injury occurred gradually over time?
    If your injury occurred as a result of repetitive job duties, your claim would be compensable.
  • If I’ve had a prior injury to the same body part, can I still file a claim?
    Yes. The work comp carrier would still be responsible for paying any benefits resulting from a new or more extensive injury to that body part.
  • Do I have to show that my employer was negligent? No. Work comp is no-fault, so you don’t need to show that your employer was negligent, and your employer can’t allege negligence on your part as a defense to payment of benefits.

I am forever Grateful for this Firm!

I am forever Grateful for this Firm. Steven Sandler stayed on top of my auto accident. I was kept informed on every thing. They were there for me and I will be sure to recommend them. Thank you!!!

Lisa R

¡Estaba muy satisfecho con los resultados!

¡Estaba muy satisfecho con los resultados! Mi abogado, Jay Johnson, me explicó el proceso para que entendiera lo que estaba sucediendo con mi caso. Estaba muy satisfecho con los resultados y recomendaría a mi familia y amigos que necesitan ayuda legal que vayan a Woodruff Johnson & Evans.

J.C.

He re-opened my case and got me a total knee replacement.

I was one of those guys that thought WC insurance would take care of me without legal representation. Then one day in the middle of being treated they closed my case without warning. When I questioned the WC insurance agent I caught her in a blatant lie and contacted Russell Haugen at my wife’s recommendation. […]

Jeff R.

I would recommend Jay to any one

Mr. Jay Johnson handle my case very fast. I would recommend him to any one. He kept in contact with me and kept me updated with every thing that was going on. Thank you again Woodruff Johnson and Evans for your help.

D. Fitts

Highly Recommended

Steve Sandler did an awesome job for me. His dogged determination resulted in an even better outcome than I expected. Plus, he’s super nice, accessible, and a good communicator. Highly recommended.

M. Charles

Russell Haugen went above and beyond!

After being in a terrible car accident my attorney, Russell Haugen went above and beyond to getting me my compensation. I’m really satisfied with his work and it was all done in a reasonable amount of time. He also did an amazing job in explaining in detail his plans and cleared any questions I had […]

Abril

I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.

Casey, It was a genuine pleasure to have your firm work on my case. Your professionalism in this matter was great. You listened to my concerns and helped me move forward from a previous firm that was not representing my best interest. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.

John

Sending a big thank you!

Steve, Sending a big thank you! After all that time and hassle, you were finally able to get justice for me. I can’t even tell me how good that makes me feel, nor can I adequately express my appreciation. Way to go, Steve!

Melinda

I was very satisfied with the results!

I was referred to Woodruff Johnson & Evans by a friend who had used them in the past. Everyone I had contact with was so kind and polite. My lawyer, Jay Johnson, explained the process to me so that I understood what was happening with my case. He was very patient, keeping me informed and […]

Jerlyin

I was very happy with the outcome of my case!

A friend referred me to Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Attorney Jay Johnson explained the process so that I understood what was going on with my case. He was responsive to my situation and kept me informed as my case progressed. Jay did great. He knows what he is doing. I was very happy with the […]

George

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