Chicago attorney Steven A. Sigmond, a trial lawyer with 35 years experience representing injury victims, blogs about legal news and topics of interest from a trial lawyer's perspective.

This Isn’t About Reform. It’s About Insurance Companies Wanting More Profits, As Usual.

A recent item in the news tells that a committee has been appointed to study reforms to the Illinois Workers Compensation Act.  This so-called “Business Community” has suggested certain “reforms.” The first thing that you need to know is that …

Job Status Of Injured Workers Is More Secure After Recent Supreme Court Case

Can they fire me for this? That is a question I get asked fairly often when interviewing new clients who are considering filing a workers’ compensation case. In times like these, people have every right to be concerned. It’s illegal …

Prejudgment Interest: The Answer To “Why Is This Taking So Long?”

“Why is this taking so long?” That is a question that a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer hears quite often. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. That is, the lawyer does not get paid unless and until the …