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


“Ed Lawhead helped me with a Social Security Disability claim for a family member. He was extremely available, always quick to return calls and emails. He answered my questions and was understanding and patient with my concerns. I appreciated his calm, professional demeanor as well as his knowledge and clarity of explanations. Throughout the process, I felt certain that I had chosen the right person to help us. I am recommending Mr. Lawhead to friends and colleagues and trust that he will help them in the same way that he helped my family!”

Laurie B.

“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 19, 2021 in Personal Injury

Fuel company worker alleges benzene exposure caused cancer

A fuel company worker alleges his exposure to benzene and other toxic chemicals caused him to develop cancer. Howard Smith and Lyn Vigna-Smith filed a complaint Sept. 27 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Piasa Motor Fuels LLC, formerly known as Piasa Auto Supply Service, and others, alleging negligence. According to the plaintiffs' complaint, Howard Smith drove "various vehicles"…
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October 19, 2021 in Workers' Compensation

Comp benefits fall over five-year period: Study

Standardized benefits paid to injured workers from 2015 to 2019 have continued to drop, in line with a 10-year trend, according to a study released Thursday by the National Academy of Social Insurance. In studying data on coverage of the U.S. labor force, the cost of that coverage, and benefits paid to workers at both the national level and across…
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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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