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The law firm of Nelson and Nelson, Attorneys at Law, P.C. focuses its practice on trial work - securing compensation for individuals who have suffered severe injuries.

For more than 30 years, lawyers at Nelson and Nelson have assisted injured workers in their time of greatest need: when traumatic or repetitive injuries prohibit them from earning income. Representing clients in nearly every profession - construction workers to teachers to truck drivers - Nelson and Nelson has represented thousands of individuals with injuries of all kinds, from carpal tunnel syndrome to catastrophic traumatic injuries resulting in quadriplegia and even death. Nelson and Nelson's workers' compensation practice extends throughout southern Illinois into the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. Nelson and Nelson has experience in handling all kinds of injury cases - particularly in the areas of workers' compensation, construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, and automobile negligence.

Free Initial Consultation and Work Performed on Contingency Basis

If you would like to speak with us about an injury, we provide a free and confidential initial consultation. Should you decide to hire Nelson and Nelson, no attorney's fees will be charged unless or until a monetary settlement or jury verdict is collected. Call us today at (618) 277-4000.

When you are looking for an attorney, experience counts

Attorneys at Nelson and Nelson have tried worker's compensation cases in Illinois and Missouri, state law cases in Illinois and Missouri, and federal cases in Illinois and Missouri (in the eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois). Before choosing an attorney, always ask, "What is your trial experience?"

Workers' Compensation Cases

For more than 30 years, lawyers at Nelson and Nelson have assisted injured workers in their time of greatest need: when traumatic or repetitive injuries prohibit them from earning income. Representing clients in nearly every profession - construction workers to teachers to truck drivers - Nelson and Nelson has represented thousands of individuals with injuries of all kinds, from carpal tunnel syndrome to catastrophic traumatic injuries resulting in quadriplegia and even death. Nelson and Nelson's workers' compensation practice extends throughout southern Illinois into the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

All Kinds of Injury Cases

Nelson and Nelson has experience in handling all kinds of injury cases - particularly in the areas of workers' compensation, construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, and automobile negligence. At Nelson and Nelson, we are committed to providing the best legal services and close personal attention to every client.

Construction Accidents

For decades, the firm's capable representation of injured workers in the construction field has led to awards and settlements totaling millions of dollars for our clients.

Products Liability

Over the years, Nelson and Nelson has successfully collected, through settlements and awards, compensation for individuals injured by numerous types of products, including defective coal mining equipment, lawnmowers, wheelchairs and even children's toys. If you have been injured as the result of a defective product, we invite you to contact us.

Medical Malpractice

Nelson and Nelson handles a small but significant number of catastrophic medical injury cases. With cases currently pending in three Southern Illinois counties, we have had great success in securing compensation for the victims of medical negligence over many years.

Employment-Related Cases

It is an unfortunate truth that some employers choose to terminate their employees in violation of clear state or federal law. Nelson and Nelson has successfully secured awards and settlements for workers in a number of industries. Some examples include firefighters who were discriminated against based on race, on behalf of a police officer who suffered racial discrimination, a factory worker discriminated against based on her gender, and many factory workers who faced retaliation after filing a worker's compensation claim.

Other Cases

Nelson and Nelson has handled a variety of cases against railroads - whether brought under the FELA or under state negligence law (as in a railroad crossing case alleging burns to a young girl that was tried successfully in Randolph County) and against barge lines under the Jones Act. We have also handled many cases against dog owners when their pets caused harm to neighbors, children or cyclists. If you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else's carelessness, chances are we can help.