"I was involved in an automobile collision that was not my fault. It was complicated by the fact that I was traveling between places of work for my employer so I was not even sure whether this was going to be a negligence automobile collision personal injury case or a workers' compensation case or both or neither. I was hurt and confused.
When I contacted Stephen Hoffman, he immediately explained all the possibilities, the pros and cons, the procedures, and was genuinely concerned for my well being as well.
While this process could have been stressful and confusing, Stephen really made it a pleasure, staying in touch with me regularly and getting the case settled much quicker than I ever expected.
He is a thorough, personable lawyer who takes the time to get to know his clients, listens to their questions and concerns, and keeps them informed. I was amazed at how well he knew my case and how frequently I heard from him via email or phone with updates, explanations, and news.
While I hope to never need a personal injury lawyer or workers' compensation lawyer again, I would absolutely recommend Stephen L. Hoffman and Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC to anyone who needs an injury attorney. He is wonderful to deal with, professional, a great advocate, and someone who gets results for his clients. I was thrilled with how my case turned out and he documented everything he did; he is completely transparent, ethical and trustworthy.
I cannot recommend Stephen enough!"
-Jessica S., a workers' compensation and personal injury client
"I sustained a torn rotator cuff when I fell while at work. At first, I was not really sure what my rights were or even how to go about filing a case under the Workers' Compensation Act. I called Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC after seeing an article on workers' compensation written by Stephen Hoffman that explained rights under workers' compensation.
- Glenn M.
"I was injured while working. Unfortunately, it became a very complicated and disputed workers' compensation case. To add insult to the additional injury, I also developed other symptoms following my surgery that were difficult to connect to the original injury. For a variety of reasons, the insurance company would not pay anything on my case.
I contacted Stephen L. Hoffman of Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC after receiving his name from a lawyer I trust who does not handle this area of the law. Stephen could not have been more concerned, helpful, or dogged in his determination to get a good result under less-than-ideal circumstances. He kept me informed regularly, made sure I understood everything happening with my case, both negative and positive, and even discussed strategy with me prior to engaging in action.
After months of hard work, Stephen took my case, which was denied and going nowhere, and was able to find a creative way to resolve it for far more money than I ever expected. He even visited my home to distribute the award due to my inability to drive and my far away location.
It is great to have someone fighting for you and also treating you like a human being and a partner in your case. Stephen fit all of this and then some! I recommend him highly as a caring and dedicated lawyer for workers' compensation and personal injury."
-Scott B., Beecher, IL
"Stephen Hoffman did a fabulous job on my case, not only with the end result exceeding my expectations many times over, but in his personal involvement and caring attention to every detail.
I was involved in a serious auto crash in the Spring of 2008 which resulted in a herniated disc in my lower back and torn soft tissue in my knee. As a result, I had surgeries on both my back and knee and missed nearly six months of work. In addition, my left side was severely bruised and I suffered permanent nerve damage to my left leg and hip.
Stephen really listened to me and helped me through some of the times when the pain and stress of the situation started to overwhelm me. He explained every step of the legal process and made sure I understood his planned strategy and included me as a partner in this process.
Not only is Stephen a great lawyer but he is a hard-working and compassionate person. This combination led to a great result in my case. I recommend him to anyone!"
- Elizabeth K.
"Stephen was successful in helping me resolve a dispute and recover my funds, without litigation. He was able to get the first letter drafted the day we spoke and the issue was settled and my check in hand my the end of the week. He kept me updated every step of the way and I felt very comfortable working with him."
- Past Client
"He was very prompt on all replies and kept me informed in very timely manner. I was 100% satisfied with his service. I would recommend him with out doubts. My case was little difficult because I've moved to out of state right after my accident. He resolved it very well.
- Christine L.
"I was injured at work three separate times. Stephen was so patient with me, taking the time to listen to all of my concerns, even attending some of my medical appointments. He did everything humanly possible to convince his opponent that they were incorrect on the many disputed issues.
Ultimately, he successfully got all of my medical treatment, including shoulder surgery) paid for by my employer (when they had refused even a diagnostic test of the shoulder initially), and settled my two separate claims for my injuries for far more money than I had ever expected.
Stephen was a gem in that he honestly cared about me as a person and got great results for me without ever forgetting to ask how I was doing. He was extremely responsive, never failing to return a phone call or email the very same day. I highly recommend him!"
- Karen R.
"Mr. Hoffman aided us when there was a death in our family and a trust involved. He quickly directed us to a course of action that eliminated any confrontations with others involved. His explanations and recommendations were clear and easily understood by those of us unfamiliar with legalize. The bill we received was also easily understood and more than reasonable. Mr. Hoffman made an uncomfortable situation tolerable."
- G.B and M.B.
"Mr. Hoffman helped us through a difficult Workmen's Comp. case involving both shoulders and a wrist injury. He was receptive to our concerns, thoughtful , and eager to explain the options avaible to us. He responded to our questions and concerns in a timely manner.
His practical and knowledgeable approach lead our case through this process to a successful end. We would highly recommend his professionalism and expertise to both family and friends.
Mr. Hoffman helped to make a very difficult time a lot less stressful."
- Barney P.
"Stephen helped me deal with a very dysfunctional condominium association. He was consistently dedicated, pleasant, and was a joy to have as my advocate. Stephen did a wonderful job of addressing all of my concerns, mapping out a strategy, and communicating with me. He consistently exceeded my expectations and truly listened to me even when the stress of the situation made things difficult for me to handle gracefully."
- Warren L.
"Mr. Hoffman is a very good lawyer. Anyone who needs a lawyer should hire him. He is wonderful, compassionate, trustworthy He will listen well, and inform you with details of your case I never had any problem with him, I was very satisfied with his handling of my car accident case fast and successfully. Just leave everything to him and relax, he will take care of it you don't have to worry about anything."
- Shahnaz Begum
"Stephen Hoffman has been a terrific attorney for me. He has been very patient, explaining everything as it unfolded. He is responsive to my phone calls and inquiries, and keeps me informed evey step of the way."
- RatePoint Reviewer
"Stephen Hoffman is very personable. He takes time with his clients and cares about them. Will keep you updated in a timely manner. No questions you may have is minor treats. All questions and conversations with the same importance. He will treat you as family."
- Bev B.
"Stephen has helped me twice with great results. Once I was doored by a car while riding my bicycle. I had to see a chiropractor for months and he fought the insurance companies that refused to pay. I got my bills paid and a better settlement than expected. Than a month ago he got my landlord to return the my deposit when I couldn't even get my landlord to return a call. And he did it all pro bono! Highly recommended"
- Jim T.
"I was hurt at work and did not want to report it because I was a manager and was worried about the company's bottom line. I ended up causing myself more damage. Mr. Hoffman was able to back track my injury and got me the necessary medical treatment I needed and a fair financial settlement. I recommend Mr. Hoffman to everyone who needs an excellent attorney."
"Stephen Hoffman did a wonderful job in resolving my workers' compensation case.
I hurt my back at work but didn't really understand the process of how workers' comp operated. Stephen was very patient in explaining this to me, even going so far as to drive me to doctor's appointments so that I would understand completely what the course of treatment should be. He explained much of what the doctors were saying, told me why they were suggesting it, and even explained why certain things were happening in the case.
I decided against more surgery and eventually the situation improved enough after more than three years to where he was able to settle my case for a lump sum of money and I am very satisfied with this outcome.
I highly recommend Stephen L. Hoffman and Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC enough for workers' compensation. He really cares about his clients and did a great job."
- Adriana, a workers' compensation client