Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

September 25, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Matt Dolman, Personal Injury Lawyer in Illinois
Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Matthew Dolman

When you dedicate your time, energy, and skills to your job in Chicago, you expect a safe work environment. Workplace accidents and illnesses, however, are common occurrences. These incidents can unexpectedly disrupt the victim's life, causing pain and leaving them with extensive medical costs.

If you or a loved one suffer a work-related injury or illness, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Navigating the complexities and legalities of a workers' comp claim is tough, but you do not have to do it alone.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, are here to guide you through this process. As experienced and dedicated Chicago workers' compensation lawyers, our mission is to fight for maximum compensation rights for workers in Chicago following a workplace injury.

Our team of skilled worker's compensation lawyers has a proud history of standing up for workers' rights and securing the compensation they are eligible for after suffering a sudden workplace injury.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation, and let us explore how we can assert your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. We firmly commit to allowing you to move forward financially and health-wise. Let us be your advocate in this challenging time.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Why Choose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA

When facing the complications of a work-related injury or illness, it is crucial to have a reliable team of legal professionals on your side, ready to fight for your rights. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, is a renowned personal injury law firm in Chicago with significant experience handling workers' compensation claims on behalf of Chicago workers.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we are more than just a law firm. We are a team of highly experienced and dedicated workers' compensation lawyers who understand the intricacies of the law and how to navigate through it to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.

Our Track Record

Our commitment and determination to fight for our clients' rights have resulted in numerous successful workers' compensation claims. We have a proven track record of securing compensation for our clients, enabling them to focus on their recovery and get their lives back on track.

Convenient Chicago Location

Our firm is conveniently located in Chicago, making it easy for you to visit our office, although we offer flexible arrangements to meet our client's needs. We serve all areas of the city and will accommodate clients who cannot travel due to their injuries.

Choosing Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, means choosing a dedicated, efficient, and successful team that can work tirelessly to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case and how we can assist you.

<iframe width="200" height="113" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" referrerpolicy="strict-origin-when-cross-origin" allowfullscreen title="When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer"></iframe>

Understanding Workers' Compensation in Chicago


When seeking compensation for workplace injuries and illnesses in Chicago, workers have certain legal rights and available worker's compensation insurance coverage. Understanding these rights is complex but necessary as you pursue the compensation you deserve.

The committed team at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, educates clients about their rights and the workers' compensation process in Chicago.

Workers' Rights

The workers' compensation law in Chicago encompasses a set of regulations to protect workers who suffer injuries or fall ill while carrying out work duties. We can seek compensation for your medical bills, a portion of your lost income, and disability, if applicable. The compensation can cover much of your losses following a workplace injury, including the costs of immediate medical attention, ongoing rehabilitation, or a disability.

A workplace injury can be deeply traumatic and detrimental to the victim's physical health and psychological well-being. The injured worker may suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome or depression due to sudden lifestyle changes. The injury can also strain personal relationships and disrupt everyday family life due to physical incapacitation or financial instability, further compounding the worker's stress and emotional trauma.

Although some victims eventually heal and return to work, others suffering disabling injuries may not regain their former lifestyle, necessitating comprehensive adjustments to their daily routines and potentially requiring long-term care and support.

Some disabled workers may need to adopt new career paths, which can create additional emotional and financial strain. Our legal team is passionate about ensuring these workers receive the maximum compensation to mitigate these profound consequences and aid in their transition toward a new normal in their lives.

The Investigation Process

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we take each workers' compensation case seriously. Our team meticulously investigates each case to identify those who may be liable and estimate a compensation settlement.

By gathering evidence, consulting medical experts, and reaching out to workplaces and insurance companies, we can build a robust case to ensure you seek the compensation you deserve.

Where Do Workplace Accidents Occur in Chicago?

Dolman Law Team

While accidents can happen at any workplace in Chicago, specific locations, industries, and job types experience more hazardous incidents than others. Understanding these risk-prone areas can help determine the cause of the accident and identify if a third party's involvement was a contributing factor to the accident or your injuries.

A workplace incident may occur in areas such as the Central Manufacturing District, the Port of Chicago, or across the city's vast retail and office locations.

Statistics on Workplace Accidents

Statistics reveal that some industries and workplaces in Chicago are more susceptible to accidents. Transportation, construction sites, logistics and warehousing sectors, manufacturing plants, and healthcare facilities often witness a higher number of worker injuries due to the inherent associated with these lines of work.

Over the course of a year, the top causes of fatal workplace injuries in the state were due to transportation, with 59 fatalities, violence in the workplace at 37 fatalities, and slip and falls and equipment-related incidents.

Common Accident Locations

While workplace accidents can occur in any setting, some locations seem more prone to incidents. Construction sites are fraught with hazards, such as falling debris, scaffolding accidents, and equipment malfunctions. Warehouses witness many accidents related to lifting heavy objects, misusing machinery, or slipping and falling due to improper maintenance.

Healthcare facilities report numerous injuries from lifting patients, needle sticks, and exposure to infectious diseases, and workers in the trucking industry can face accidents during shipments along busy Chicago roads, including I-90, I-57, I-294, and I-55.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has extensive experience handling workers' compensation cases arising from accidents in these and other locations. We understand the unique challenges of various industry incidents and use this knowledge to build robust cases for our clients. Our team is ready to explain your rights and navigate the often-complex process of pursuing workers' compensation in Chicago.

Types of Workplace Accidents and Injuries


Workplace injuries in Chicago can involve minor injuries or severe, permanent conditions. It is important to understand the bodily damage that can occur at work to ensure appropriate procedures, safety measures, and training are in place to avoid them.

Common workplace incidents in Chicago include:

  • Slips and falls.
  • Equipment accidents.
  • Lifting injuries.
  • Transportation accidents.
  • Complications due to hazardous substance exposure.
  • Repetitive strain or overuse injuries.

These can lead to injuries such as fractures, burns, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and respiratory or chronic illnesses.

Regardless of the type of accident or injury, Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, is here to provide comprehensive legal advice. Our experienced team enables victims of these work-related accidents to seek compensation for their injuries. We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available under the law, allowing you to recover and move ahead following an accident.

Battling the Insurance Companies

Sustaining an injury or illness due to a workplace accident often means dealing with insurance companies due to the process of filing a claim under an employer's worker's compensation coverage. Despite the right to workers' compensation benefits following a work injury, many workers find it challenging to obtain a fair settlement from the insurance company.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand this struggle and will go head-to-head with insurance companies to aggressively advocate for your rights.

Worker's compensation laws in Chicago require employers to carry insurance that covers their workers in case of an accident or illness. Although these laws should protect workers, insurance companies typically try to minimize payouts or even outright deny legitimate claims to save money. You may encounter confusing paperwork, delays, low settlement offers, or denials of coverage if you pursue a claim without a lawyer.

You do not have to face insurance companies alone.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the tactics insurance companies may employ to evade paying full compensation. Our experienced Chicago workers' compensation lawyers have the knowledge and skills to challenge these tactics.

We handle all communication and negotiations with insurance companies, leaving you free to focus on your recovery. We utilize our knowledge of workers' compensation laws in Chicago to ensure that all paperwork is complete and accurate and that no insurance company takes advantage of any legal misunderstandings. Our team can relentlessly pursue the maximum compensation you are due, even if it means taking your case to court.

Dolman Law Group Personal Injury Lawyers

Steps To Take After a Workplace Accident

Attorney Matthew Dolman on a phonecall

Remember vital steps that can strengthen your workers' compensation claim. When you bring your case to Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, providing us with comprehensive details allows us to serve you better.

Follow Treatment Plans and Keep Records

After a workplace accident, follow your healthcare provider's advice and treatment plan diligently. Ensure you keep all medical records, receipts, and documents safe, as these are critical for demonstrating the severity of your injuries and the costs associated with your treatment.

Also, document the incident as vividly and quickly as possible. Create a journal in the format you are most comfortable with. Write down everything you remember about the accident, including the date, time, location, how it happened, and any witnesses. Obtain a copy of the workplace accident report from your employer. Additionally, write down the timeline of your healing process, including the pain, difficulties, and complications you may encounter.

Call Dolman Law Group

As soon as possible after your accident at work, contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. You can provide us with all the information, documents, and records you have gathered. We have experience handling workers' compensation cases in Chicago and can provide comprehensive advice on your potential claim, offering guidance throughout the process.

Hire Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, After a Work Injury

Attorney Matt Dolman

Initiate your fight for fair compensation on a winning note by letting us represent you. Being represented by Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, means having a team of experienced Chicago workers' compensation lawyers on your side, fighting for your rightful compensation.

We invite you to contact us today for your free case evaluation at (312) 500-2901. We are ready to review your case, explain your rights, and discuss possible strategies to fight for the compensation you deserve.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, your recovery and well-being is our priority. Reach out to us today and experience the assurance of professional representation for your workers' compensation claim.

Glad I chose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. Hiring Matt Dolman is the best decision you could make if you are injured in an accident. He resolved my case quickly (it only took about 4 1/2 months) and it was a pleasure to deal with the staff. The communication was great as I always knew what to expect with each stage of the process.


Refreshing. It was very refreshing to work with an attorney that took such a professional and personal approach to helping me with my legal needs. I was kept informed on everything Mr. Dolman was doing so I never felt “in the dark”. Another positive was Mr. Dolman’s knowledge in the trial procedures. I never felt misled through the whole process and recieved the services and results that I was promised upon our initial consultation. There were no unexpected issues or occurrences.



Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

Learn More