Christopher Johnson has spent a significant part of his career obtaining compensation for the harms and losses suffered by workers on the job. He has litigated across the State of Illinois against various employers such as: AT&T; Chicago Transit Authority; City of Chicago; Cook County; State of Illinois; Johnson Controls; Tyson Foods; Lowe’s; Home Depot; and Walmart. He has also represented nurses who were hurt on the job. While many of the injury cases that he has litigated have involved torn ligaments and tendons in the shoulders and knees, he also has years of experience handling cases involving disc injuries to the low back and neck. On rarer occasions, he has worked on cases involving irreparable eye and brain injuries. However, the majority of Mr. Johnson’s career has focused on obtaining compensation for the harms and losses that result as a consequence of basic safety rule violations outside of the work place. He has trial and appellate experience in personal injury cases across Illinois, many of which have involved: tractor-trailer crashes; car wrecks; motor vehicle to bicycle collisions; Uber drivers; Rasier drivers; Lyft drivers; motor vehicle to pedestrian collisions; safety rule violations on construction sites; wrongful death; and negligent maintenance by businesses.
Christopher Jhonson Super Lawyers BadgeHe is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He obtained his J.D. with Honors at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and his B.A. in History with Honors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association, and Workers’ Compensation Law Association. Mr. Johnson is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for personal injury lawyers and Distinguished Justice Advocates - fewer than 1% of attorneys in the United States are members of these organizations.
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Technology
Graduated with honors.
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduated with honors.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association
Workers' Compensation Law Association
Personal Injury Case Results
$1,800,000.00 – A driver ran a red light and t-boned the vehicle carrying our client, which lead to the need for spine surgery to help fix the damage done to the discs our client’s neck.
$1,550,000.00 – An AV Technician went too fast for conditions on a snowy road, slid out of control, and rear-ended our client’s car while he was stopped at a stop light. Our client required the replacement of surgical hardware and the installation of new hardware.
$1,050,000.00 – A semi driver was not paying attention and smashed into another tractor-trailer that was sitting on the shoulder of the highway due to engine problems. Our client underwent extensive medical treatment including surgeries.
$1,000,000.00 – A drunk driver did not yield the right-of-way to a father, who was bringing his family home from the library, which aggravated a condition that required spine surgery.
$850,000.00 – A tractor-trailer driver was not paying attention while sharing the road with others when he rear-ended a truck during morning rush hour, which resulted in the aggravation of a non-surgical degenerative spine condition.
$775,000.00 – A truck driver, who had falsified his logs, fell asleep at the wheel, ran another truck off the road, and caused a violent roll over resulting in a chronic spine condition that did not require surgery but required extensive pain management.
$750,000.00 – A semi driver who was going too fast for conditions on an icy parking lot rear-ended our client while he stopped at a gas station, which resulted in neck surgery.
$750,000.00 – A driver failed to stop at a stop sign in a residential neighborhood and struck our client’s car resulting in back surgery for a degenerative spine condition.
$680,000.00 – A pedestrian, who was shopping for his mother, was struck in the leg by a car reversing out of a parking stall. He needed several surgeries to help fix the damage in his knee.
$650,000.00 – Confidential
$600,000.00 – Confidential
$475,000.00 – A drunk driver ran a red light and t-boned another vehicle driven by a father who was bringing his sons home from playing soccer. Our client had to have spine surgery for a pre-existing neck condition.
$460,000.00 – Confidential
$450,000.00 – Confidential
$350,000.00 – A truck driver was not following the basic rules for backing up a flatbed trailer when he smashed into Plaintiff’s car while she was on the way to work, resulting in back surgery.
$310,000.00 - A driver failed to yield the right-of-way causing a t-bone collision, which aggravated the Plaintiff’s cervical disc condition resulting in surgery. Plaintiff previously was in a roll-over collision and experienced cervical disc symptoms months earlier.
$307,500.00 – An insurance salesman was not paying attention on the way to a meeting and rear-ended another vehicle in which Plaintiff was a passenger, resulting in knee surgery.
$300,000.00 – Plaintiff tripped on a dangerous condition resulting in a low back injury.
$300,000.00 – Confidential
$295,000.00 - A truck driver suffered a concussion and road rash due to a crash caused by a golf cart falling out of a truck on I-85 in Virginia.
$250,000.00 – A driver was not paying attention and rear-ended Plaintiff while she was waiting to make a left-hand turn. Plaintiff had extensive pain management.
$250,000.00 – Confidential
$250,000.00 – A driver was in a hurry to get onto the expressway and rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle while stopped at a ramp meter. Plaintiff had extensive pain management.
$250,000.00 – Confidential
$200,000.00 - A driver was t-boned on the way to work resulting in extensive pain management.
$200,000.00 - A bus driver was struck by another driver who wasn't paying attention resulting in extensive pain management.
Workers Compensation Case Results
$295,000.00 - A union worker aggravated a neck condition and had surgery. In addition to this settlement amount, the worker obtained over $250,000.00 in disability and medical benefits.
$275,000.00 - A worker was knocked to the ground by a machine resulting in hip and shoulder injuries. On top of this amount, the worker received over $175,000.00 in disability and medical benefits.
$225,000.00 - A bus driver was in a crash and had back surgery for an aggravated condition. In addition to this settlement amount, the worker received approximately $400,000.00 in other medical and disability benefits.
$225,000.00 - A Home Depot employee dropped a piece of wood on his foot, which resulted in a severe and complex pain disorder. On top of the final settlement amount, the injured worker secured over $175,000.00 in disability and medical benefits along with a Medicare Set-Aside for future care.
$225,000.00 - A UAW worker aggravated a spine condition that led to surgery. In addition to this settlement amount, the injured worker was able to secure $175,000.00 in other disability and medical benefits along with a Medicare Set-Aside for future care.
$220,000.00 - A prairie wind caused a truck door to strike a driver in the back of the head, causing a detached retina.
$200,000.00 - A maintenance worker slipped and fell causing the need for knee surgery. On top of the final settlement amount, the injured worker secured another $100,000.00 in disability and medical benefits.
$231,171.04 - Petitioner suffered rotator cuff tears in each arm and underwent two surgical repairs. This settlement amount does not include over $100,000.00 in paid disability and health benefits during the course of the case.
$195,000.00 - A mover injured his back lifting. He had pain management procedures but avoided surgery.
$175,000.00 - A CTA worker was electrocuted on the third rail when she fell during construction. This settlement does not include approximately $1,000,000.00 in health and disability benefits that were paid over the course of the case. This settlement also included a complete release of the CTA’s subrogation lien.
$150,000.00 - A worker injured his back moving heavy materials in a mine. He also received over $150,000.00 in health and disability benefits over the course of the case.
$150,000.00 - A florist slipped and fell on water, resulting in two spine surgeries. On top of this amount, the Petitioner received over $150,000.00 in health and disability benefits.
$149,999.00* - A nurse aggravated a back injury moving a patient. In addition to the settlement amount, our client received over $100,000.00 in health and disability benefits.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2003||09/12/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Emerging Lawyers||Leading Lawyers Network||2016|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Associate||Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck||2008 - Present|
|Associate||Parente & Norem, P.C.||2006 - 2008|
|Associate||Foreman & Abels, P.C.||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|www.kfeej.com||What Happens When You’re Injured by a Lyft or Uber Driver in Illinois?||2017|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Skokie Car Crash||Settled - $1,550,000.00|
|Chicago Car Crash||Settled - $250,000.00|
|Quad Cities trucking collision - back, neck, and shoulder injuries||Settlement - $1,050,000.00|
|CTA worker electrocuted on third rail||Settlement - $175,000.00 (not including over $1,000,000.00 in medical and disability benefits)|
|Chicago car crash - neck injury, no surgery||Settlement - $200,000.00|
|Nurse injured lifiting - 2 back surgeries||Settlement - $149,999.00 (not including payment of medical and disability benefits)|
|Evanston car crash - back surgery||Settlement - $750,000.00 plus waiver of a $142,250.37 health insurance lien purchased by Defendant's carrier.|
|Berwyn man injures shoulders||Settlement - $190,000.00 (not including payment of over $150,000.00 in medical and disability benefits)|
|Mokena trucking collision - neck surgery||Settlement - $750,000.00|
|Quincy factory worker injured on the job - shoulder and elbow surgeries||Settlement - $105,000.00 (not including payment of over $50,000.00 in medical and disability benefits)|
|South side factory worker injured on the job - shoulder surgery||Settlement - $129,750.00|
|South-side factory worker injured on the job - shoulder surgery||Settlement - $100,000.00 (not including payment of over $75,000.00 in medical and disability benefits)|
|Truck Driver injured on job in Missouri - eye surgery||Settlement - $220,000.00 (not including medical and disability benefits)|
|Maintenance worker's slip on water at work leads to 2 knee surgeries||Settlement - $200,000.00 (not including medical and disability benefits)|
|Chicago area mover injured on first week of the job||Settlement - $195,000.00 (not including medical and disability benefits)|
|Winter car crash||Verdict: $102,864.00 to Plaintiff (Insurance company paid excess verdict)|
|Quincy man slips and falls on ice while restocking vending machine - neck surgery||Settlement -$125,000.00 (not including medical and disability benefits)|
|Quincy woman injured lifting on the job||Settlement - $100,000.00 (not including payment of medical and disability benefits)|
|Quincy florist trips over garden hose||Settlement - $150,000.00 (not including payment of over $200,000 in medical and disability benefits)|
|Manteno Pharmacy Tech injured lifting box of IV solution||Settlement - $110,000.00 (not including payment of over $250,000 in medical benefits))|
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