Mario Palermo,

Top Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Have you been hurt or injured at work or while on the job? Palermo Law Group can help you! Our experienced, qualified, and aggressive workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate your claim. Our Oak Brook workers’ compensation lawyer primarily advises people and families with employee workers’ compensation and occupational diseases cases that range from a minor work injury, such as a lower back injury, to catastrophic bodily injury cases including the loss of a limb or other body part to severe cases involving multiple surgeries and even death. Some workers’ compensation attorneys in this practice area specialize in representing either employees or employers while other workers’ compensation lawyers help both. We focus on employee workers’ compensation law.

Awarded Millions in Verdicts & Settlements for our Clients

$1 Million

Palermo obtained $1 Million for a 64-year-old surveyor struck by a driver who denied doing so.

$1.3 Million

Mr. Palermo obtained $1.3 million dollars for an airline employee who was injured by an airport vehicle.


Palermo obtained $400,000 for a 28-year-old woman from Aurora that was the victim of a hit-and-run.


Palermo obtained $990,000 for an 81-year-old man from Romeoville that was injured by a cement truck.

When should you hire a

Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

If any of the following are true, you should retain a workers compensation attorney in Oak Brook as soon as possible:

  • Your workplace injuries are severe enough to require surgery
  • Your workplace injuries are moderate to severe. If you and your doctor believe your health won’t return to the condition it was prior to your injury, you may be entitled to a permanent partial disability award
  • You believe you are no longer able to work on a regular basis
  • You believe you cannot go back to work at your current job, but believe you could work in some other capacity
  • You would like to dispute an adverse decision made by your employer, your employer’s insurance company, or your state’s workers’ compensation division regarding your workers’ compensation claim
  • You believe you are not receiving the correct benefits, or wonder if there are additional benefits you could receive
  • You don’t understand the worker’ compensation process and would feel more comfortable if a lawyer were representing your interests

For the past 25 years, Mario Palermo has dedicated his legal career to recovering full and fair compensation for injured workers and their families.

What to do After A Work-related Injury

The Most Dangerous Jobs

The top 10 most dangerous occupations of 2019 include: 

1. Fishing and Hunting Workers

2. Logging Workers

3. Aircraft Pilots & Flight Engineers

4. Roofers

5. Construction Helpers

6. Garbage Collectors

7. Delivery Drivers

8. Iron & Steel Workers

9. Farmers

10. Grounds Maintenance Workers

Seek Medical Assistance

Your health and safety are the first priority, so it's important to seek medical care immediately after your injury. You have the right to obtain whatever medical assistance necessary, so get to an ER or urgent care clinic as soon as possible.

Notify Employer of Injury

You are required to notify your employer that you were injured within 45 days of the accident. It's important to include any essential information in your report, including the date and time of the accident, as well as any witnesses.

Document the Injury

Gather evidence by taking photos of your injuries, as well as the scene of the accident, including any factors that you believe may have caused your injury. The more evidence you have, the more your attorney will be able to work with.

Contact a Lawyer

The sooner you contact an attorney experienced in workers' compensation claims, the better chance you have at protecting your rights and receiving the compensation you deserve. Consult a lawyer to learn if you have a case for a workers' compensation claim.

Common Types of Worker Injuries

  • Physical Injuries
  • Occupational Illness
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries

Third Party Lawsuits

In some workers' compensation cases, injury victims may want to file a third party personal injury lawsuit, which would seek to recover additional compensation from a party other than the employer. This is applicable in cases where the employer wasn't solely at fault but another company or contractor played a role in the plaintiff's injury as well. For example, the third party may include:

  • Manufacturers: Manufacturers of machinery or other workplace equipment, defective products, or toxic substances may be liable for a victim's injury if their product played a role in the accident.
  • Contractors: If your employer was working with another contractor that was negligent and caused your injuries, it's possible to recover additional compensation through a third party lawsuit. For example, perhaps an architect was negligent when creating building plans, putting workers at risk.



Consult with an Attorney

When an accident or injury occurs within the workplace – you may have have many questions. It is important that you have as much information and knowledge as possible in order to make an informed decision. Palermo Law Group can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. We understand the process of working with the insurance companies and we work hard for our clients to achieve maximum results and the best compensation possible. Let our knowledge and experience work for you.

Illinois Workers' Compensation Benefits

  • Temporary total disability benefits: 
  • Permanent total disability benefits
  • Wage differential benefits
  • Disfigurement benefits
  • Medical benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation benefits
  • Death/burial benefits

Victims of workplace injuries are entitled to recover maximum compensation for the economic and non-economic losses they incurred due to others negligence.

No Fee Guarantee

The legal process may seem overwhelming at first, but this is where you will find the value in hiring Palermo Law Group on a contingency basis – meaning we do not get paid unless you win. Our expert team handles all the necessary paperwork, phone calls, and negotiations with the insurance adjuster’s, defense attorneys, and others so you can focus on your recovery.


What our clients say about us

Mario Palermo and Palermo Law Group have an outstanding reputation with 5-star reviews on Google ReviewsYelp, and Aavo.

Mario Palermo represented my husband in a semi truck accident. Mario was the best choice for us looking back. Mario was always attentive to our concerns, prompt in keeping us informed about the developments of our case. We knew that of course he had other cases, but we always felt as though he gave us his full attention when we needed him. Trust me when I say that he is the best! I trust him implicitly!


Mario is a very good lawyer. He was very consistent and patient with my case– he really tried to get the most money he possibly could get me for my pain and suffering. Even though it was a really hard time in my life, I look back at the whole thing with fond memories because with Mario’s help, it turned out okay. I would definitely recommend Mario for your personal injury lawyer.


Mr. Palermo is my go-to for any personal injury case. Mr. Palermo is an experienced Trial Attorney and I am confident in his legal knowledge and abilities. I refer all of my personal injury cases to him because I know my clients will be in good hands.

Naveed S. Husain, Esq.

Mario Palermo is the attorney we were fortunate enough to have by our side during an extremely difficult time. We found him to be ethical, intelligent and compassionate. He was always prepared and willing to fight for his clients’ rights. I would highly recommend him, and have, to anyone facing the need for an attorney.


Mario Palermo represented my husband in a semi truck accident. Mario was the best choice for us looking back. Mario was always attentive to our concerns, prompt in keeping us informed about the developments of our case. We knew that of course he had other cases, but we always felt as though he gave us his full attention when we needed him. Trust me when I say that he is the best! I trust him implicitly!