Workers' Compensation Attorney Job in Chicago, IL Near Me - 322768 |

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location Illinois - Chicago

Job ID 2BCV322768

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 1 - Max. 8 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas Workers' Compensation Law - General

2024-02-28 23:13:07

A law firm in Chicago is currently seeking a Workers' Compensation Attorney to join their team. As a Workers' Compensation Attorney, the candidate will be responsible for defending workers' compensation cases representing the interests of employers or insurers. The role involves a range of duties, including gathering and reviewing medical evidence, conducting depositions, performing legal research, and litigating cases before administrative law judges. The ideal candidate should have a J.D., proof of admission to the Illinois Bar and a proven track record of progressive experience in workers' compensation defense work.



  • Gather and review medical evidence and records.
  • Take depositions of claimants, physicians, medical experts, and other parties.
  • Conduct discovery and perform legal research.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, briefs, opinions, and other legal documents.
  • Litigate workers' compensation cases before administrative law judges.
  • Represent the interests of employers or insurers at hearings, trials, depositions, and other proceedings.
  • Communicate with claims representatives.
  • Monitor loss run reports and alert management to concerns.
  • Assist with accident investigations and problem areas.
  • Manage workers' compensation costs to reduce liability.
  • Compile and submit required reports to company management.
  • Coordinate and attend claims reviews.
  • Negotiate settlements on behalf of the insurance company/employer.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • J.D. and proof of admission to the Illinois Bar; passing the Bar in another Midwest state is a plus.
  • Experience defending workers' compensation cases.
  • Working knowledge of legal principles and practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques and legal terminology.
  • Microsoft Word and Outlook experience is required; Perfect Law legal software experience is preferred.
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, research, and administrative skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multitask.
  • Excellent telephone and writing skills.


Benefits offered:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Critical Illness, Accident, Group Term life.
  • Voluntary term life, STD, LTD.
  • 401(k)/Roth retirement plan with company match.
  • Paid time off.

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