Daniel F. Caproncapron@capronlaw.com
Dan Capron is a senior partner of Capron and Avgerinos and a founder of the firm. His sole focus on workers’ compensation law, aggressive representation of his clients, and long years of experience rank him among the best in his field.
When Dan works with a client, he not only elicits the relevant facts surrounding the claim, but strives to get a sense of what kind of person he’s dealing with. With razor sharp insight and meticulous research, he takes end-to-end control of the litigation process to bring his cases to successful conclusions.
Dan handles a variety of workers’ compensation cases, and he has had extensive experience working with clients in the skilled trades. He understands the specific challenges physical laborers face in the workplace, and in particular, he has represented many union auto mechanics.
Case in Point
One of Dan’s most memorable cases was his representation of a young man who was mentally disabled. The client injured his back while working as a dishwasher for a local hospital. His employer fired him, and then denied responsibility for his injury. The initial settlement offer was $3,000. After working for seven years on this man’s behalf, taking numerous doctors’ depositions, and making several appeals, Dan secured an award of lifetime weekly disability and medical benefits for him. The case settled on appeal for $380,000. Dan is rightfully proud of the job he did for his client.
Area(s) of Practice
- Trials and Appeals of Workers’ Compensation Claims
- University of Illinois, Urbana
Bachelor of Arts in History
- Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington / Juris Doctor 1981
In addition to his status as a top notch workers’ compensation attorney, Dan is known for his avocation as a Big Ten football referee. His gridiron experience makes him a tough opponent in the courtroom and gives him a keen eye for making the right calls for his clients. Read more about Dan’s work on and off the football field in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article, “His Avocation is Making the Calls.” And, take a look at our photo library of Dan in action on the field.