Nick J. Avgerinosnja@capronlaw.com
Nick Avgerinos is a senior partner of Capron and Avgerinos and a founder of the firm. As a workers’ compensation attorney, he strives tirelessly to secure his clients’ rights and benefits under the law.
Nick recognizes that workers and their families often come to him when an unforeseen or tragic event has occurred—an incident that will change their lives. With that awareness, he exhibits professionalism and dedication to his clients’ interests, always focused on the goal of helping the injured clients and their families.
Although Nick handles a variety of workers’ compensation cases, he has had extensive experience working with union labor, including steelworkers, food and commercial workers, plumbers and steamfitters, carpenters, roofers, electrical workers, brick layers, laborers, machinists, and teamsters, specifically in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. He also maintains strong relationships with members of the auto mechanics’ union. Nick is a frequent speaker about workers’ compensation rights at union gatherings throughout Illinois and Iowa.
Nick’s work on cases before the Illinois and Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissions has earned him the respect of the judiciary and clients for his forthrightness and cordiality. Nick’s clients and colleagues agree that he is the consummate workers’ compensation attorney: he fiercely defends the rights of his clients—and has won substantial monetary awards for them.
Case in Point
One case Nick will always remember was that of a laborer who suffered a serious shoulder injury. The client underwent surgery, which resulted in permanent work restrictions that his employer was unable to accommodate. Without a job or a high school diploma, the client didn’t know what he was going to do. However, he did have knowledge of construction, the skills necessary to rehab houses, and friends and family who could maintain properties for him. Nick settled the man’s case for a lump sum. With the settlement, the client wisely purchased several fixer upper residential properties, which he uses to generate revenue. Nick is justifiably proud that he helped his client turn one of life’s toughest situations into a success story.
Area(s) of Practice
- Admitted to practice before the Courts of Illinois and Iowa
- Trials and Appeals of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois and Iowa
- University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science
- Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, Iowa Juris Doctor 1981
- AV peer review rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell