Workers’ Compensation Liens
Are Your Workers' Comp Rights Being Violated?
At Leonard Law Group, we employ a team of dynamic Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers with years of experience. Since 1995, we have obtained more than $250 million and handled over 7,500 clients’ cases. In that time, we’ve established ourselves as a trustworthy firm who is committed to excellence. We treat each client as an individual and work to develop a relationship with them.
Protect your rights with the help of our workers’ compensation attorney team in Chicago! Contact Leonard Law Group today for more information about your case. Free second opinion case reviews.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Liens
Section 21 of the Illinois workers' compensation act governs liens on workers' compensation cases. As a general rule there are no liens in workers' compensation cases. However, an exception exists if there is unpaid child support owed. If this is the case and the insurance company or employer is properly served and notified of the child support lien, it is enforceable against the injured workers TTD checks and settlement. Recent Illinois case law has also found enforceable liens against an injured worker’s settlement by the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Leonard Law Group handles every case with a skill and knowledge of the Act that allows for maximum compensation to our clients. If the injured worker hires Leonard Law Group subsequent to the insurance company or employer extending a written offer, we charge a 20 percent fee on the total settlement or 50 percent fee above the written offer, whichever is less. If our team cannot increase the offer there is no fee charged.
Learn more about your workers’ compensation claim in a case review! Call Leonard Law Group today at (312) 487-2513. We provide Spanish-speaking services for client convenience.