Aurora Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Get the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve.

If You Were Injured on the Job You May Have a Claim.
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.

Aurora Workers’ Comp Lawyers. We Stand By You.

Russ fought for me and I received more than double from the 1st settlement offer.

In July of 2018 I injured my back on the job. I was advised by someone to find a lawyer. I was given Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices telephone number. I called and had a consultation with Russell Haugen. I knew nothing as far as what to do or expect. He was very informative […]

Sheryl D

Thank you, Jay Johnson, for all that you do. You are truly one of the good guys.

This is the second time I’ve needed the services of Jay Johnson, and it will be the second time that I am completely satisfied with Mr. Johnson’s performance. He thoroughly explains all aspects of a case and is always able to answer questions and concerns. I would recommend, and have recommended him, to other people […]

Richard V

Very glad I chose them for my lawsuit.

They were very professional with my case. They were patient and always kept me informed. Very comfortable environment. I was very glad to choose them for my lawsuit.

Matthew D.

Russell Haugen represented me, and he was absolutely amazing!

Excellent Law firm! Russell Haugen represented me, and he was absolutely amazing! He always checked on me and answered every phone call regarding my concern we settled for way more than I expected! He’s kind and considerate! I highly recommend Russell! He won’t let you down and God forbid but if I were to get […]

Samia L.

I was very pleased with this firm! Highly recommended!!

Not a fan of lawyers (previous encounters with different firm); but, I was very pleased with this firm and with Casey Woodruff. Answered my questions and addressed my concerns in a timely manner. Highly recommended!!

Dane S.

Honest conversation, personable team and timely responses.

Honest conversation, personable team and timely responses. Working with Mr. Evans and Cynthia has been a wonderful experience at a difficult time. Phone calls and emails are answered within a very reasonable time frame, each conversation is handled in a compassionate manner.

Deidre S.

DJ did a fantastic job on my auto-accident claim!

I highly recommend Mr. Dexter Evans, and the Woodruff law firm. DJ did a fantastic job on my auto-accident claim. I really appreciated all the detailed information provided, and finding medical assistance for me. It was awesome. All my questions were addressed properly and asap. I made my final decision with confidence. Over all the […]

Lilia G.

I’ve had to know a few attorneys in my life and Jon was the best.

Unfortunately, I got badly injured at an athletic job. Run by a company that didn’t care about me. I needed an attorney and Woodruff, Johnson and Evans was recommended to me by a family member. That small gesture ended up being the best legal advice I ever received. Jon Walker defended me and made sure […]

Marko P.

I wouldn’t have gotten the relief from my injury if Jay had not gotten involved.

I was referred to Woodruff, Johnson & Evans by a friend after a work related car accident. The workmen comp adjuster was giving me the run around. I was having terrible back pain but because it was work related my doctors could not provide me the treatment I need. Jay Johnson began investigating my case […]

Randel M

Outstanding job for my mother and me.

Very professional. Was referred to me by my mother. Did an outstanding job for my mother and me. Great service!

Valente G

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