Wiedner & McAuliffe



Everything you want in a firm, plus.

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There are a lot of pluses to working with Wiedner & McAuliffe on your workers’ compensation, insurance defense and litigation cases. We consistently move cases faster than other firms. PLUS, we’re known for being more responsive and service-oriented. PLUS, we offer the highest level of technical skill in these areas. On the PLUS side, that’s everything you need to get the results you’re looking for.

  • "I have always found W&M to be a firm that is ethical, responsive and knowledgeable about not only what the law is today but also very perceptive about where the law is heading. They have earned my respect and trust many times over."

    -Chip Stride
    Chairman of the Board, FLEx Lighting, Chicago, IL

  • The case of the traveling employee

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    We defended United Airlines in a claim which established that even for traveling employees, the regular commute to the employment premises is not covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The petitioner was a flight attendant who was injured on a flight from Denver, where she lived, to a New York Airport. The Appellate Court held that the petitioner was not a traveling employee at the time of the accident. Traveling on a fee-waived United Airlines flight at the time of the accident did not transform her from a regular commuter to a traveling employee as this benefit was available to all United Airlines employees.

  • Wiedner & McAuliffe is a Top Performer

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    We are honored to be named a “Top Performer” by Gallagher Bassett’s LegalScore Program, a data intensive review of law firm performance. Gallagher Bassett thoroughly examined several hundred closed cases over 4 quarters, comparing us to similarly situated law firms. As a result, we were rated a “Top Performer” in those states we serve based on categories such as expense to loss ratio, development of the claim to closure, cost and legal effectiveness, communication, and impact on outcomes.

  • Successful award reversal

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    In Estate of Danny E. French v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2018 Il App (3d) 170368WC-U, we successfully reversed an award for permanent and total disability under Section 8(f). After securing evidence that petitioner was more active than he claimed, we took an offensive position, filing for suspension of PTD benefits and requesting a conversion of the PTD award into a man as a whole award under 8(d)2. The Illinois Appellate Court agreed with the Commission’s finding in that regard and even awarded respondent a credit for moneys paid above the MAW finding.