Sorling lawyers have the experience to meet all the needs of employers and insurance companies facing the challenges of administering a workers’ compensation program. The firm’s attorneys represent self-insured private corporations, public entities, and insurance companies before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, the agency responsible for administering the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. In addition, Sorling Northrup handles cases through the appellate process, including appeals to the Circuit and Appellate Courts of Illinois.
Sorling Northrup attorneys are experienced in evaluating cases to determine whether they should be arbitrated or settled. This is particularly important in Illinois, as approximately 90% of all workers’ compensation cases are ultimately settled. The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission strongly promotes settlement of cases, particularly those cases in which the only issue is the nature and extent of the employee’s injury. Firm attorneys understand the value of cases and advise clients when a case should not be settled and should be arbitrated before an administrative law judge.
One of the major components of a workers’ compensation settlement or award is the employee’s medical expenses. Sorling Northrup attorneys, working in conjunction with medical management representatives, ensure that these rapidly increasing costs are actually incurred and are necessary.
Sorling Northrup attorneys who practice in this area include: