Founded in 1973, Wiedner & McAuliffe has vast experience defending employers in hearings before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and Illinois state courts. Nearly 40 years later, our workers’ compensation practice has grown to develop a strong Midwestern presence capable of defending matters throughout Illinois and Missouri. Our clients represent a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, consumer goods, aviation, ground transportation, construction, retail, healthcare, education, and non-profit organizations.
Our attorneys in this department exclusively dedicate their practice to workers’ compensation law and related issues. We provide our clients with effective counsel in all aspects of the defense process, including early factual investigation, diligent claim management, innovative strategy development, and zealous advocacy in resolution proceedings.
We are keenly aware of the financial burden imposed on employers and their carriers by workers’ compensation claims. At Wiedner & McAuliffe, we minimize our clients’ costs through aggressive negotiations, litigation to prevent unjustified awards and swift file closure. The industry average to close a file is 24 months. Client audits establish that our average is only 14 months.
As Illinois workers’ compensation law marks its 100th anniversary in 2011, our firm remains a leader in this evolving industry. Most recently, we established a practice area dedicated to the unique issues presented to employers by the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.
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