Jon Walker is an associate attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Evans where he focuses his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. With more than a decade of legal experience, Mr. Walker has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his injured clients. He is particularly experienced in handling workers’ compensation claims for auto industry workers. He is one of only a few attorneys in the entire state of Illinois currently helping injured workers secure expedited trial and appellate review by filing emergency hearings under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 19(b-1). Call for a free consultation.
$350,000.00 settlement for an Illinois truck driver who was struck in the face with a crank gear, suffering a nasal bone fracture, preventing him from using his CPAP machine.
$345,000.00 settlement for a Chicago industrial painter who fell from scaffolding and fractured his knee, resulting in permanent work restricti
$240,000.00 settlement for a Caterpillar employee who slipped on oil, suffering injuries to his low back and knees, resulting in permanent work restrictions
$229,000.00 settlement for a Rockford factory worker who suffered a low back injury while removing a pallet, resulting in permanent work restrictions
$225,000.00 settlement for a Rockford nurse who suffered a low back injury while lifting a patient, resulting in permanent work restrictions.
$210,000.00 settlement for an Illinois supermarket employee who slipped while working, suffering low back injury with permanent work restrictions and a lifetime of pain management treatment.
$200,000.00 settlement for a Decatur plumber who injured his knees and hip, requiring multiple surgeries and permanent work restrictions.
$200,000.00 settlement for a Rockford auto assembly worker who suffered shoulder injuries resulting in permanent work restrictions.
$135,000.00 settlement for a Rockford janitor who injured her low back while lifting garbage, resulting in permanent work restrictions.
$125,000.00 settlement for a Mattoon factory worker who injured his low back while lifting a heavy part, resulting in permanent work restrictions and a lifetime of pain management treatment.
$125,000.00 settlement for a Chicago factory worker who developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, resulting in permanent work restrictions.
$125,000.00 award for a Chicago messenger who fell off his bicycle and suffered a fractured elbow injury.
$124,000.00 for a Chicago nurse who injured her low back while lifting a patient, resulting in permanent work restrictions.
$122,000.00 settlement for a Chrysler employee who suffered rotator cuff tears.
$111,000.000 settlement for an Illinois factory worker tripped at work, injuring her knee and requiring two surgeries, resulting in permanent work restrictions.
$100,000.00 settlement for a Chicago factory work who developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, resulting in permanent restrictions.
$100,000.00 settlement for an Illinois worker who slipped on oil at work, causing him to fall on stairs and suffer a low back injury.
$95,000.00 settlement for a Caterpillar employee who developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and cubital tunnel syndrome in both elbows, resulting in permanent work restrictions.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2004||03/13/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Emerging Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2018|
|Emerging Lawyer||Leading Lawyers||2016|
|Emerging Lawyer||Leading Lawyers||2015|
|Attorney||Woodruff Johnson & Evans Injury Law Offices||2016 - 2020|
|Partner||Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, P.C.||2007 - 2016|
|Attorney||Power & Cronin, Ltd.||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||2010 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Social Security Law Committee||2009 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Tort Litigation Committee||2009 - Present|
|Workers' Compensation Lawyers' Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Workers' Compensation Committee||2004 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Workers' Compensation Law Section Council||2011 - 2011|
|Chicago Bar Association||Judicial Evaluation Committee||2011 - 2012|
|Young Lawyers' Section, Workers' Compensation Lawyers' Association||Board Member||2010 - 2013|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Trial Journal||The Slippery Caselaw of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Parking Lot Injuries||2018|
|DuPage County Bar Association Brief||Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Social Security||2017|
|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||- Social Security Disability Offsets of Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Practice||2015|
|University of Illinois College of Law||Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of British Columbia||Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|DuPage County Bar Association Senior Law Division||Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Social Security||2018|
|ITLA 2014 Workers’ Compensation||Update on AMA Decisions and Depositions||2014|
|WCLA CLE||The Anatomy of an AMA Impairment Report||2013|
|Tips on Deposing an AMA Rater||Cross Examining an AMA Impairment Rater||2013|
|WCLA MCLE||Expedited and Emergency Hearings:19(b-1)v. 19(b)||2012|
|Donoso v. Chicago Messenger Service||Won at trial and at appellate review|
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