Nyhan was first founded as a workers’ compensation defense firm, quickly building a reputation as one of the leading law firms defending employers throughout Illinois and in the Midwest. Our attorneys partner with insurance companies, third-party administrators, and employers to effectively represent them no matter the difficulties of their cases.

Our team utilizes its experience in providing unparalleled guidance on general workers’ compensation defense matters to resolve claims effectively and efficiently. When an employee suffers a work-related illness or injury, an aggressive approach led by trial lawyers with a proven track record is the best advantage to defend the interests of the employer. For more than three decades, we have represented clients in workers’ compensations claims throughout the Midwest with diligence, passion, creativity and attention to detail.

What We Do

Workers’ Compensation Claims: We call upon our combined experience from a myriad of workers’ compensation matters to thoroughly evaluate cases and swiftly develop the most practical and effective defense strategies on a case-by-case basis. Throughout the process, our team closely communicates with key stakeholders on critical details to collaboratively create agreed action plans aimed toward prompt resolutions. Whether through settlement, litigation, or appeal, we dutifully defend clients and work relentlessly to achieve their desired results.

Litigation: Our team provides clients with efficient service during all phases of litigation, from initial strategic planning to final resolution. We are dependable sources for making complicated laws easier to understand and overwhelming options easier to weigh. When representing clients, we are a reliable partner and fight for their interests on every workers’ compensation claim.

Policy Advocates: Our client’s goals are our first priority. We consult with clients on the best practices related to accident reporting, investigations, and claim handling procedures to help mitigate risk and minimize costs. Our attorneys assist in developing individualized strategies tailored to each organization’s unique needs. We are also active in advocating for business’ legislative needs.

Who We Serve

Our team represents clients throughout the Midwest, particularly in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana, in a variety of industries. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Municipalities and governmental entities
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Delivery of goods and services
  • Manufacturing

We also represent clients who are uninsured or have otherwise experienced a lapse in their coverage.

How We Do It

Nyhan stresses fluid communication, collaborating with client teams to secure settlements well below exposure and employing extraordinarily creative “outside-the-box” strategies to recommend exceptional plans of action. We provide proactive, creative, and cost-effective representation, frequently securing awards below the final settlement demand at trial.

Our attorneys stay current on technological advancements so we can use available resources to better achieve our client’s goals. Our unique internal system allows us to quickly create reports on requested metrics for clients while reducing administrative costs.

Above all, we value superior service and consistent collaboration with clients through an open line of communication. In doing so, we can also easier identify concerns beyond the scope of a single workers’ compensation claim that may warrant heightened attention.

Our Client-Centric Approach

Our team approaches each matter with professionalism when aggressively litigating disputes. We have based upon our both clients’ and opponents’ knowledge that we are willing to try any case. As a result, our opponents usually settle for terms favorable to our clients, which has earned us recognition among opposing counsel and jurists alike.

When serving high-volume clients, we create strategic attorney teams to provide greater resources and optimal service. In many cases, we organize and attend file reviews to ensure that agreed-upon defense strategies are reassessed and aligned with current client goals and expectations on a case-by-case basis.

We also travel to help personally investigate at the scenes of accidents, interview witnesses, and later prepare them for testimony at trial, and observe operations to get a better idea of how a company functions. We strive to acquire key details that we draw upon when evaluating possible defenses across all cases.

Thought Leadership

Outside of case work, we regularly promote thought leadership within the practice group and beyond to keep our services competitive and help our clients grow their knowledge and awareness as the legal landscape shifts. Notably, Nyhan Shareholder Keith Herman and Partner Adam Cox lead the Illinois Self Insured Association, a nonprofit trade association that educates members on key insurance and employment issues.

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