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Michael P. Hellman

Michael P. Hellman

Partner
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-372-3822
866-610-6219 (Toll Free)
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Michael Hellman has spent his entire legal career with Anesi Ozmon. Michael has worked primarily in the area of Workers' Compensation disputes and has achieved noted success for his clients before the Worker's Compensation Commission, the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Appellate Court of Illinois. In addition to being a tenacious advocate for his clients in the area of Workers' Compensation, Michael successfully represents numerous clients before the Social Security Administration in their attempts to obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

From 2008 to 2009, Michael held the important Chair Person position of the Workers' Compensation Committee for the Chicago Bar Association. In addition to being active in the CBA, Michael is a long standing member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

Michael's recent verdict & settlement highlights since 2005 include:

  • $500,000.00 settlement in favor of a union Millwright who suffered a severe wrist injury.

  • $350,000.00 settlement in favor of a union auto mechanic who suffered a back injury.

  • $340,000.00 settlement in favor of a copy repair worker who sustained a career ending back injury.

  • $340,000.00 settlement in favor of a Local #1 ironworker who suffered a disabling shoulder injury.

  • $325,000.00 settlement in favor of a union Sheet Metal worker who suffered a back injury.

  • $325,000.00 settlement in favor of a union laborer who suffered multiple injuries at work.

  • $314,000.00 settlement in favor of a union laborer who suffered a serious back injury.

  • $300,000.00 settlement in favor of a Fire Alarm Tester who sustained a career ending back injury. 

  • $300,000.00 settlement in favor of a union Sheet Metal worker from Local 265 who suffered a severe shoulder injury.

  • $275,000.00 settlement in favor of a Local 150 Operating Engineer who had an unoperated low back injury.

  • $270,000.00 settlement in favor of a Local #1 ironworker who suffered a knee injury.

  • $250,000.00 settlement in favor of a Local 1185 carpenter who suffered a collapsed diaphragm.

  • $225,000.00 settlement in favor of a former grocery deli clerk who suffered multiple injuries.

  • $225,000.00 settlement in favor of a Local 393 ironworker who suffered a severe back injury.

  • $225,000.00 settlement in favor of an auto part worker who suffered a career ending injury.

  • $221,000.00 settlement in favor of an auto mechanic who suffered a shoulder injury.

  • $215,000.00 settlement in favor of a Teamster injured while operating a dump truck.

  • $210,000.00 settlement in favor of a Local #1 ironworker who suffered a back injury.

  • $198,000.00 settlement in favor of a former auto mechanic who suffered from thoracic outlet syndrome.

  • $196,000.00 settlement in favor of a former mechanic who suffered a back injury.

  • $103,000.00 award of penalties and attorney fees for the employers failure to pay benefits to an injured Local #1 ironworker who injured his shoulders at a job site.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation (State & Municipal Employees, Workers' Compensation Appeals)
  • Social Security
  • Personal Injury- Plaintiff (Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death)
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999
  • Tennessee, 2008

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • American Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Advisory Committee Member of ARISE , 2010 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lobbying

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