Compassionate. Dedicated. Experienced.

Etzler Lawhead Legal Group, PC is a law firm serving Indiana and Illinois. We concentrate in Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury Law and Social Security Disability.

Etzler Lawhead Legal Group is an Indiana law firm, concentrating in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability in Indiana and Illinois.

Our firm is recognized as a leader in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury litigation, with attorneys whose experience spans decades.

Our location in Crown Point, Indiana gives us the privileged position of being able to represent clients throughout Indiana, the Chicago metropolitan area and Illinois.

Meet our Attorneys


“Attorney Lawhead, I cannot thank you and your staff enough. It was a pleasure dealing with such a professional law firm. When anyone asks me about what law firm to use, I will tell them yours!”

George M.

“Dear Ed, Thank you so much for all of your help with the Social Security. I really appreciate all of your efforts so that I can have peace of mind financially. I’ll always be grateful for your help.”

Linda B.

“Attorney Lawhead helped me receive a favorable outcome with my SSDI claim. He is a kind, thoughtful, and compassionate attorney who communicates with you through every step in your claim and responds promptly to questions/issues. Highly recommend Mr. Lawhead.”

Toni F.

“Atty. Lawhead, You’ll never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you’ve shown. Thanks for everything.”

Abraham & Hester F.

“Mr. Lawhead handled an injury claim for me, and I was very happy with both the outcome and his professionalism.”

Mike B.

“I've only dealt with Lawhead in person and he is the sweetest kindest person I've ever met as a lawyer I have talked to lots of them on the phone with his office and they're very kind and helpful if you ever need a lawyer I recommend them.”

Bonnie B.

“I appreciate the Etzler Lawhead Legal Group and everything that you did for me. Thanks for your kindness.”

Dorothy M.

Our Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

Since its inception over a hundred years ago, our firm has focused its practice on Workers’ Compensation and the representation of injured workers in Indiana and Illinois.

Personal Injury

Clients come to us for their personal injury cases because they know that we level the playing field and represent them aggressively against big insurance companies and corporations.

Social Security Disability

SSD cases often begin with a denial. Our firm cuts through the red tape and represents you through the various stages of the application process so you can recover the benefits you deserve.

Latest News

October 18, 2021 in Workers' Compensation

Illinois Healthcare Center Fined $83.6K for Lack of Coronavirus Protections

Federal workplace safety officials say a Bloomingdale, Illinois, nursing facility failed to protect employees and temporary staff from possible coronavirus hazards a year after an employee died of the disease. OSHA initiated a follow-up inspection at West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC on July 28, 2021, under the National Emphasis Program for Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the Emergency Temporary…
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October 18, 2021 in Workers' Compensation

Illinois Construction Contractor Cited for Workplace Hazards; Fined $229.7K

For the sixth time in seven years, a federal workplace inspection has found a Roselle, Illinois, construction contractor putting workers at risk of serious injury or death by defying federal requirements to ensure the use of fall protection. On April 16, 2021, U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors observed employees of Emerald Inc. without fall protection…
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October 13, 2021 in Workers' Compensation

Tootsie Roll Machine Cuts Off Part of Worker’s Finger in Chicago Plant

A federal agency has recommended that Tootsie Roll Industries pay more than $136,000 in fines after a machine at its Chicago plant cut off part of an employee’s finger earlier this year. In a news release, the U.S. Department of Labor said that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued one willful violation “for inadequate machine guarding” and proposed…
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