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  • Meet Bradford Bucklin, Attorney at Law

    Located in Springfield, IL, Bradford Bucklin serves clients throughout Decatur, Jacksonville and surrounding Central IL communities.

  • Mr. Bucklin has settled, tried and/or won approximately $25,000,000.00 in Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury cases. In Workers' Compensation cases Brad Bucklin has received Death Benefits awards, Permanent Total Disability awards, Permanent Partial Disability awards and Wage Differential awards and has handled thousands of cases over the course of 33 years. In Personal Injury cases Brad has successfully handled automobile, truck, motorcycle, products liability and train cases by settlement and trial over the course of 36 years. Brad has also handled many Social Security Disability cases for deserving clients since 1987. Brad taught the following topics (some numerous times), and written on many of the subjects, below:

    • Basic Workers' Compensation
    • Advanced Workers' Compensation
    • Accident and Causal Connection
    • Average Weekly Wage and Temporary Total Disability
    • Wage Differential Claims
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Mental and Physical Stress Claims
    • Medical Treatment Rights in Workers' Compensation Claims
    • Employers' Rights in Workers' Compensation Claims
    • Procedure from Filing a Claim Through Arbitration
    • How to Handle Problems Before they Begin in Workers' Compensation Claims
    • Return to Work, Rehabilitation, Permanent Partial and Permanent Total Disability
    • Medical Issues and their Role in the Complex Workers' Compensation Claim
    • Second Injury Fund Claims
    • Workers' Compensation Benefits and Awards
    • Litigation Techniques for the Difficult Workers' Compensation Case
    • Preparation of Petitioner's Case in Workers' Compensation Claims
    • Penalties and Procedures.
    • Ethics in Workers' Compensation Claims
    • Workers' Compensation Commission Appeals and Circuit Court Reviews
    • Workers' Compensation Appellate Court Appeals
    • Workers' Compensation and Third Party Personal Injury Claims
    • Subrogation Rights in Workers' Compensation Cases
    • Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases
    • Obtaining the Best Settlement In Personal Injury Cases
    • Handling a Social Security Disability Case: Succeed at the Administrative Hearing
    • Social Security Bootcamp: Effective Hearing Tactics"
  • Legal Education

    • University of Illinois – B.A. (1977)
    • Southern Illinois University School of Law – J.D. (1980)
  • Professional Legal Affiliations

    • Illinois State Bar
    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • With a focused, detail-oriented approach, Bradford Bucklin provides effective representation. He understands that people expect personal service that helps keep them informed and at ease throughout the process. After attending U of I for his undergraduate coursework, Mr. Bucklin graduated with a J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Following his law degree, Mr. Bucklin has become a well-known attorney for personal injury and workers’ compensation cases in Springfield and throughout Sangamon County and Central Illinois, with over 30 years of trial and appeal experience, with thousands of trials.

  • Mr. Bucklin specializes in personal injury law and workers’ compensation claims. He takes pride in helping those that have been injured at work or through the negligence or misconduct of someone else. Throughout his extensive experience, he’s handled thousands of personal injury cases, many hundreds of workers' compensation trials and appeals, and approximately 90 jury trials.

    When he’s not wearing his legal hat, Mr. Bucklin stokes his passion for the outdoors and belongs to several organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Jacksonville Sportsman’s Club, Lefthanders Gun Club, and the Heart of Illinois Brittany Club.

    Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you’ve been injured at work or at the fault of someone else, you need to call Bradford Bucklin for the dependable reputation that focuses on results for you!