Frank J. Bertuca

Top rated workers' compensation attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck
Frank J. Bertuca
Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck

Practice Areas: Workers' compensation, Civil litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1991

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck

77 W Washington St 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 Visit website

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Frank J. Bertuca is a tenacious workers’ compensation attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. From the law firm of Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, he helps the injured workers throughout Illinois obtain the income benefits and medical care they deserve. He is recognized and respected by his former clients and peers for staying 100% dedicated to each case and his ability to consistently obtain positive results.

Mr. Bertuca has been able to secure tens of millions of dollars in benefits on behalf of injured police officers, pilots, flight attendants, firefighters, construction workers, mill workers, nurses and many more. As a son of an injured nurse, he was able to procure a significant settlement on her behalf against a hospital in Berwyn, Illinois. He is well-versed in employment and labor law, Social Security Disability, and other personal injury matters.

In 1988, Mr. Bertuca earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Illinois State University, where he served as the founding member of the university’s trial advocacy team. He received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1991 and his license to practice in Chicago the same year. He clerked for the Honorable Ronald Dozier of the McLean County Circuit Court and James Knecht of the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court.

For Mr. Bertuca’s high-quality work and successful track record in and out of the courtroom, clients from London, Denver, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Frankfurt and Newark have sought his representation. He has fought against giant manufacturers, insurance companies, municipalities, and other corporations and has strived to create awareness of the harm associated with repetitive work activities and awkward postures.

Professional development and connections within the community are important to Mr. Bertuca. He holds memberships in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association.

Practice areas

Workers' compensation: claimant, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Employment & labor: employee, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Social security disability

Focus areas

Employment law - employee, Labor law, Personal injury - plaintiff

  • 60% Workers' compensation: claimant
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & labor: employee
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Social security disability

First Admitted: 1991, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.kfeej.com/frank-j-bertuca.html

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • United Airlines v. IL Worker's Comp. Comm. 991 N.E. 2d 458, obtained unanimous reversal of Circuit Court decision limiting wage differential benefits.  Award $277.06/week for duration of disability.   Trial Awards of Permanent Total Disability:  Narske v. Chicago Tribune, 97 WC 37938 & 39, Showalter v. UAL 2 WC 66014+ Penalties and Attorney's Fees, Jones v. City of Chicago, 99WC 36459.   Settlements: Tunis v. Dupage County-$435,000+Medicare Set Aside VanOvermier v. SCA Tissue $300,000+$417,935 MedicareSet Aside Milam v. SCA Tissue $285,000+$68,202 Medicare Set Aside Giless v. Durante Construction $350,000+$237,864 Medicare Set Aside, Rolfe v. Naperville $288,322.30, Guliano v. Bellwood $119, 073.90
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Cum Laude, Illinois State University-founding member of ISU Mock Trial Team  , 1988
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecture and written materials on Section 8.1a of the IL Worker's Compensation Act, Co-Lecture, Preferred Provider Networks, IL Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • Written Materials and Lecture regarding evidentiary issues and strategies for lay witnesses before the IL Worker's Compensation Commission, Co-Lecture, Evidentiary Considerations for Lay Witnesses before the IL Worker's Compensation Commission, IL Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • For over ten years, lecture and instructor at training seminars., Lecture, AFA Occupational injury training seminar, Airline Workers
  • Lecture regarding worker's compensation law and issues., Lecture, Dupage County Sheriff's Deputies Union(MAP), law enforcement, 2015
  • Lectured on IL Worker's Compensation Law and issues., Lecture, Teachers And School Workers
  • Lectured on IL Worker's Compensation Law and issues., Lecture, Teachers And School Workers
  • Lectured on Appellate decision of United Airlines v. IL Worker's Compensation Commission, 991 N. E. 2d 458 as Plaintiff's counsel., Lecturer, Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Lectured on Appellate decision of United Airlines v. IL Worker's Compensation Commission, 991 N. E. 2d 458 as Plaintiff's counsel., Lecturer, Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Lectured on Appellate decision of United Airlines v. IL Worker's Compensation Commission, 991 N. E. 2d 458 as Plaintiff's counsel., Lecturer, Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Wrote amicus curaie Brief in IL Supreme Court case of Bremer v. City of Rockford on behalf of the IL Trial Lawyers Association for Plaintiff injured firefighter., Attorney, ITLA, 2016
Honors/Awards:
  • Leading Lawyer, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Office location for Frank J. Bertuca

77 W Washington St 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-263-6330

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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