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Steven Sigmond

Steven Sigmond

Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • Illinois
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Summary

Steven A. Sigmond has been representing injured people in and around Chicago for over 30 years in personal injury cases, workers compensation cases and social security disability claims. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985, Steven A. Sigmond returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he spent the next four years working with law firms in and around the city, gaining important professional experience. In 1989, Mr. Sigmond founded his own practice, the Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond. Since then, he has represented thousands of clients in personal injury and workers compensation cases. His dedication to quality individual representation has made him one of the top personal injury lawyers in Chicago.
The Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond is based on these three core beliefs:
1 Open Communication:
Our firm builds strong relationships with our clients and our opponents through open and straightforward communication. Often problems between attorneys and clients, and problems between attorneys and other attorneys, result from a basic lack of effective communication. We work hard at returning phone calls and answering emails promptly.
2 Negotiate and Prepare:
Mr. Sigmond is a skilled negotiator and an experienced and accomplished trial attorney. "I believe that every effort must be made to resolve each client's case through negotiation, but we must be ready and willing to go to trial on each case as well. Thorough trial preparation makes for effective negotiation."
3 Individual Responsibility:
When Chicago Accident Lawyer Steven A. Sigmond takes your case, he will be your attorney from the initial free consultation through the day your case is completed. Individual responsibility for your case allows for effect representation with integrity, consistency and accountability.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Steven A. Sigmond is pleased to provide a free initial consultation concerning personal injury, auto accidents, workers compensation and social security disability claims. Free consultations are directly with the attorney by telephone or email.
  • Contingent Fees
    There are no attorney fees for injured people until you collect. Attorney fees are 1/3 for personal injury, 20% for workers comp. For Social Security Cases, fees are 25 % of the past due benefits recovered up to a maximum of $6,000.00
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    If I can't get you anything, you don't owe me anything.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond
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Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond, founded 1989. Current location at 345 N. Canal #1208 since 2004
Education
University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. | Political Science
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Honors: Graduated with Honors in Political Science Deans List 4 straight years Awarded Charles E. Merriam Scholarship
Activities: Tau Epsilon Phi
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Awards
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Complaint Free Award
Better Business Bureau
Top Ten Attorneys in Illinois
National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
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Website
www.ChicagoAccidentLawyer.com
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Can I file for TTD benefits while I work w/ a laywer to file workmans comp if my employer wouldn't report my injuries?
A: Yes, you can. As long as you've reported the work-injury to your boss right away (and you have), you have up to three years to file a workers compensation case. Your employer can't file the case for you. All they can do is turn the matter over to their insurance company or not. Your next move is to hire an attorney experienced in Workers Comp who can get your case on file at the Commission. You can be sure they will turn it over to their insurance carrier once you've done that. You should be able to get TTD benefits, and you also should be able to get a settlement or award for your permanent partial disability.
Q. How is a ptd settlement calculated in IL workers comp?
A: As per the Illinois Workers Compensation Act, "In case of complete disability, which renders the employee wholly and permanently incapable of work, or in the specific case of total and permanent disability as provided in subparagraph 18 of paragraph (e) of this Section, compensation shall be payable at the rate provided in subparagraph 2 of paragraph (b) of this Section for life." In general terms, compensation at the rate of 2/3 your average weekly wage - subject to minimum and maximum rates - for life. These settlements are more complicated in practice, and are very rare.
Q. Can I get a cash advance on a lawuit that has not been to trial or has a settlement amount. I have a essure lawsuit.....
A: Sometimes. From the attorney, no, never. It is illegal for an attorney to advance money to a client as a loan against a case. However, there are licensed legal lending companies in Illinois that can do this. They evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis. When they do issue a loan, the interest rates are high due to the risky nature of the loan. Your personal injury lawyer may work with these companies or may not, different lawyers feel differently about them.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond
345 N. Canal St
#1208
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (312) 258-8188
Cell: (312) 258-8188
Fax: (312) 756-0902