Richard D. Hannigan

Richard D. Hannigan

Attorney at Law
Location:
Mundelein, Illinois
Phone:
(847) 949-1070
Fax:
(847) 949-1084
Email:

Richard D. Hannigan of Hannigan and Botha, Ltd. has practiced Workers' Compensation since 1973. From 1973 to 1991 he represented both employers and injured employees before the Industrial Commission. Now his practice is limited to serving the injured worker. Mr. Hannigan received his B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from the University of Dayton in 1970, and his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in 1973. While at John Marshall Law School he was a member of the Appellate Defender Program.

He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association and Lake County Bar Association. He has been a member of the Arizona State Bar since 1975 and is a member of the Arizona Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section. He has been a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section Council from 1992 through 2001 and 2002 to date. In 1998 he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section. In 1999 he was appointed Chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section Council. He is a past Chairman of the Lake County Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section. Richard Hannigan served as President of the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association in 1992, Vice-President in 1991, and Secretary from 1989 to 1990 and on the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association Board of Managers from 1984 to 1988 and 1983 to 1985. Mr. Hannigan has been editor of the Illinois Bar Association Workers' Compensation Newsletter since 1998. As editor of the Newsletter he has been responsible for a minimum of 4 Newsletters per year. the Newsletter is used as a teaching tool for attorneys practicing in the area of workers compensation. He has recently been honored by the Illinois Bar Association with an award for his commitment to the Workers' Compensation Newsletter. This is the second honor and award for his Newsletter from the ISBA. He has also been honored by the Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyers Association for his service to the Association. He has been honored as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America for his effectiveness and accomplishments in the trial and appellate courts as well as his effectiveness in the art of advocacy and the highest ethical standards and integrity. He has also been selected by his peers to be a top lawyer in the Leading Lawyers Network.

Richard Hannigan has lectured and published articles on workers' compensation for the arbitrators and commissioners of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, Illinois State Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Lake County Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. the subject matter of said lectures have included heart attack and stress related injuries, average weekly wage, temporary total disability benefits, carpal tunnel and repetitive trauma cases, the application of the Petrillo Doctrine (physician/patent privilege) to workers' compensation cases, gathering evidence for workers' compensation cases, deposition of medical witnesses and Initial Client Interview/Initial Case Analysis. The presentations given since 2007 qualify for credit for the attendees toward their Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.

He has represented both employers and employees before the Appellate and Supreme Court in the State of Illinois. He attends medical seminars covering worker related injuries and occupational diseases yearly. He successfully argued that injured workers do not waive the physician/patient privilege simply because the worker was injured on the job (Hydraulics v. Anderson 329 Ill.App.3d 166). Zitzka v Industrial Commission (328 Ill.App.3d 844) dealt with the award of penalties against an employer for not promptly paying the uncontested portion of an Industrial Commission award. Mr. Hannigan also was the injured worker's attorney in the landmark case of Brady v. Ruffalo wherein the employer prevailed and reaffirmed that Illinois is not a "positional risk" state. In Vulcan Material Co. v. Industrial Commission 362 Ill.App.3d 1147, 842 N.E. 2d 204 (2005) Richard Hannigan reversed decades of case law that denied the injured worker interest on that portion of an arbitrator's award as it pertains to medical expenses. He was also involved in other published and non-published Appellate Court Cases.

Richard Hannigan practices law representing injured workers with primary coverage in Lake, McHenry, Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties, as well as Rockford. His staff and paralegal have over 70 years experience in handling the injured worker's case. Having represented insurance companies gives Richard Hannigan a unique insight into what the insurance company is doing to the injured worker and how to fight for that worker's rights.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1975
  • Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1973
    • Honors: Member, Appellate Defender Program
  • University of Dayton
    • B.S. - 1970
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Minor: Economics

Published Works

  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s Notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 52 #3, February 2015
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 52 #2, October 2014
  • Werts, Kenneth F., Czuprynski, Patrick D. and Hannigan, Richard D. : A historical view of the Worker’s Compensation Act, part 2. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 52 #2, October 2014
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Is the employee liable for payment of temporary total disability benefits when the employee is terminated while on light-duty restriction for admittedly stealing cigarettes? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers' Compensation Law). Volume 52 #2, October 2014
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 52 #1, July 2014
  • Werts, Kenneth F. and Hannigan, Richard D. : A historical view of the Workers’ Compensation Act. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 52 #1, July 2014
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : An Interview with Arbitrator George Andros. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 52 #1, July 2014
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Special risks or hazards can become part of employment and render the risk, and to the general public compensable. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 52 #1, July 2014
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : What you talk’n ‘bout, Willis? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 51 #4, May 2014
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 51 #3, January 2014
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 51 #2, October 2013
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : 7/1/13 interview with Cairman Michael Latz. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 51 #1, August 2013
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s comments. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 51 #1, August 2013
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : The mailbox rule and Section 19(f)(1). Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 51 #1, August 2013
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #4, June 2013
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Appellate court reveres Commission’s findings “arising out of” to be against the manifest weight of the evidence. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #3, January 2013
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s comments. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #3, January 2013
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Person as a whole vs. 8(d)(1) wage differential, a Rule 23 decision. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #3, January 2013
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #2 , September 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : What does it mean when, at oral argument before the Appellate Court Workers’ Compensation Commission Division, one of the justices asks you “why do you think we have jurisdiction?” Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #2 ,. September 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Defending the claim for an odd-lot permanent total disability. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #1, July 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #1, July 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Third party immune from liability pursuant to Section 5(a) of the Act. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #1, July 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : To mail or not to mail, that is the question. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #1, July 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : What consequences does an employer face when there is a refusal to authorize treatment? A petitioner’s perspective. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 50 #1, July 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Does a shoulder injury entitle one to compensation pursuant to Section 8(d)(2) or a specific loss of use of the arm? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #4, April 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #4, April 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #3, January 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Should the Legislature consider further changes to the Act? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #3, January 2012
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Chairman Mitch Weisz interview. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #3, November 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #2, November 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : If you call it a bonus, is it necessarily excluded from the calculation of average weekly wage? And when do you include overtime in the calculation of average weekly wage? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #2, November 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : The 2011 Rewrite of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Illinois Bar Journal. Volume 99 #8, August 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #1, August 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Who has jurisdiction over workers’ compensation fraud? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 49 #1, August 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #4, June 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #3. February 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Why don’t we simply abolish the Workers’ Compensation Act? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #3, February 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Workers’ Compensation Reform in the December 2010 veto session. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #3, February 2011
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : 10/14/10 interview with Arbitrator Robert Lammie. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #2, December 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #2, December 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : John Adams. Who is he and why should I get to know him? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #2, December 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #1, September 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : How not to terminate permanent total disability benefits. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #1, September 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : How to calculate average weekly wage of current employer in an 8(d)(1) situation. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #1, September 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard, D. : How to obtain medical records in light of Holtkamp v. Clayton. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 48 #1, September 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : 5/13/10 interview with Mitch Weisz. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #4, June 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Are we moving toward a motion practice? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #4, June 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Do some medical providers hold their testimony for ransom? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #4, June 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #4, June 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Extra scrutiny still does not apply when arbitrator’s decision is reversed. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #4, June 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #3, March 2010
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Bad things happen when the adjuster hangs onto the file. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #2, December 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #2, December 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : November 16, 2009 Interview with Arbitrator Edward Lee. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #2, December 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #1, September 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Interview with Arbitrator Joann Fratianni. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 47 #1, September 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Cab the Commission award penalties pursuant § 19(k) and 16 for prospective medical care? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #4, June 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Does a 4(c) petition and/or a rule to show cause survive an approved settlement contract? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #4, June 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #4, June 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Medical bills: What a dilemma! Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #4, June 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #3, March 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Interview with Chairman Amy Masters. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #3, March 2009
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s note. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #2, December 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Interview with Arbitrator Gerald Jutila October 31, 2008/November 13, 2008. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #2, December 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 46 #1, September 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Attorney fees for the discharge attorney : Does it pay to be the second attorney? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #4, June 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s note. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #4, June 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Extra scrutiny revisited. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #4, June 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : If you do not ask the respondent to pay for the medical provider’s expenses does the medical provider count as a choice? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #4, June 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Sanctions at the Circuit Court Level. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #4, June 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #3, March 2008
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #2, December 2007
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #1, September 2007
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Waiver of Section 5b lien. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 45 #1, September 2007
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Notes from the Editor. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 44 #4, June 2007
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : A Rule 23 decision with something for everyone. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 44 #4, June 2007
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Wage Loss Differential. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 44 #4, June 2007
  • Pallardy, Janet D. and Hannigan, Richard D. : Co-Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 44 #3, March 2007
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Repetitive trauma, date of accident and travel expenses for seeing treater. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 44 #3, March 2007
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : What we are never to discuss: Compensation to arbitrators, commissioner and the attorneys who practice before the Commission. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 44 #3, March 2007
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s note. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 44 #2, December 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Co-Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 44 #1, September 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s note. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #4, June 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Inclusion of net profits not allowed in calculation of average weekly wage. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #4, June 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Is it possible to file a 19(h) petition more than 30 months after a final award? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #4, June 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Respondent appeals nature and extent award of 22.5% loss of use of each arm and 22.5% loss of use of each hand. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #4, June 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Was passing through that door an increased risk? Must the injured worker present expert testimony that the preexisting condition was not the cause of the current condition of ill-being? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #4, June 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Co-editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #3, March 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Co-editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #2, January 2006
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Co-editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #1, August 2005
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Who benefits from adjustments to medical bills paid by a third-party group insurance carrier? The employer or injured worker? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 43 #1, August 2005
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Co-editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 42 #4, June 2005
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 42 #3, March 2005
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 42 #1, September 2004
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Industrial Commission news. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 41 #4, June 2004
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Clerical error. When is the proper time to file a Review? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 41 #3, March 2004
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Commission news. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 41 #3, March 2004
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : When filing a summons for the employer, make sure the principal signs the bond. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 42 #3, March 2004
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Commission news. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 41 #2, December 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 41 #1, September 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Sisbro revisited. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 41 #1, September 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Appellate court does not have jurisdiction to hear direct appeal from Industrial Commission decision. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #3, April 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Hearing loss—Who is liable? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #3, April 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Injury at picnic voluntary/mandatory attendance. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #3, April 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Is a juror an employee of the county? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #3, April 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Parking lot injury/lot not “provided for” by employer. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #3, April 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Res judicata/collateral estoppel/rule of the case. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #3, April 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Section 16 fees and costs. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #3, April 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Where have our mentors gone? Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #3, April 2003
  • Wiedner, Paul W. and Hannigan, Richard D. : Notes from the co-editors. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #2, January 2003
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Notes from the editor. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 40 #1, October 2002
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : 19(b)1 is no place for rehab. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 39 #3, April 2002
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Commissioners of the Industrial Commission. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 39 #3, April 2002
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : The common fund doctrine/entitlement to attorney fees. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 39 #3, April 2002
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 39 #3, April 2002
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Intentional infliction of emotional distress by vocational rehabilitation expert/insurance company. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 39 #1, October 2001
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Time limit for filing summons in circuit court. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 39 #1, October 2001
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : Co-editor’s notes. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 38 #3, March 2001
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : The chair’s corner. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 37 #2, April 2000
  • Hannigan, Richard D. : The chair’s corner. Illinois State Bar Association Section Newsletter (Workers’ Compensation Law). Volume 37 #1, November 1999

Classes/Seminars

  • “Telecommuting: Off-Site Work Sites” at October 11, 2010 at the ISBA Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, October 14, 2013
  • “Handling Heart Attack Cases and Injuries Involving Psychological Damage” at ISBA Seminar, October 8, 2012
  • “Rules Governing Practice” before Commissioners and Arbitrators of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, April 12, 2012
  • “Changes to the IWCC Administrative Rules” at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Judicial Training Program, April 12, 2012
  • “6/28/11 Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act” at the McHenry County Bar Association Seminar, October 27, 2011
  • “6/28/11 Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act” to Insurance Adjusters, September 29, 2011
  • “2011 Re-write of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act” before McHenry County Bar Association, September 1, 2011
  • “The Law as it Applies to Attorney’s Fees” before Commissioners and Arbitrators of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, September 16, 2010
  • “Effective Evidence Deposition of Treating Doctor”, February 14, 2010
  • “Case Law Update” at the ISBA Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, October 12, 2009
  • “Review and Appeal of Workers’ Compensation Cases” at the ISBA Workers’ Compensation—Back to Basics Seminar, February 12, 2009
  • “The Handling of Claims Involving Repetitive Trauma” at ISBA Seminar, October 13, 2008
  • “Heart Attack Cases and Psychological Injuries”, February 12, 2007
  • “Intake Sheet and Interview of Injured Worker” at ISBA Seminar, October 9, 2006
  • “Overview of Legislative Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in 2005” before the Lake County Bar Association, September 19, 2006
  • “Advance Workers’ Compensation: Examining Complex Medical and Legal Issues” before the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 27, 2001
  • “Preservation of the Physician-Patient Privilege in a Workers’ Compensation Claim” at ISBA Seminar, February 15, 1999
  • “Stress, Heart Attacks and Psychological Injuries”, March 1, 1994
  • How to Handle an Appeal of a Workers’ Compensation Claim” at ISBA Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • One of the Nations Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorneys given by Lighting the Way for the Rights , 2014 - Present
  • Published in Chicago Magazine as Top Attorneys in Illinois, 2013
  • Newsletter Editor Service Award of 10 Years, 2010
  • Featured in Illinois Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Member of the Leading Lawyers Network, 2008-2009
  • Newsletter Editor Five Year Service Award in recognition and appreciation of outstanding and dedicated service as Co-Editor of Workers’ Compensation Law Section Newsletter, 2005
  • Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding leadership and service, 1999-2000
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Ltd. Certificate of Appreciation February 1993
  • Trial Lawyer Honorary Society by Litigation Council of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Newsletter Editor/Co-editor, 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Worker’s Compensation Section Council, Chairman, 2000 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Vice-Chairman , 1998 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Council, 1992-2001, 2002-present
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, President, 1992 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, Vice President, 1991 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, Secretary, 1989 - 1990
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, Board of Managers, 1984-1988;1993-1995
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, Member, 1974 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Chairman, 1991 - Present
  • Arizona State Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section, 1975 - Present
  • Appellate Defender Program, John Marshall Law School , 1972 - 1973

Past Employment Positions

  • Richard D. Hannigan Ltd., 1991 - 2008
  • Burgesson, Laughlin, Cunningham and Fanone, 1973 - 1991

Languages

  • Spanish