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Construction Accident Case Results

  • Settlement
  • $13,730,000
  • A laborer suffered extensive burns over 80% of his body.
  • Settlement
  • $11,000,000
  • An Ironworker fell from a one-story roof and was rendered a partial quadriplegic.
  • Settlement
  • $10,050,000
  • A carpenter was killed in 100 foot fall into Elevator pit.
  • Settlement
  • $8,500,000
  • A carpenter was killed when he was struck by a beam after a wall collapsed.
  • Verdict
  • $8,300,000
  • A bricklayer fell thirty feet after an unsupported walking plank gave way.
  • Settlement
  • $5,300,000
  • An electrician was killed after sustaining burns in a switchgear explosion.
  • Verdict
  • $5,290,000
  • An electrical lineman suffered severe electrical burns at a construction site accident.
  • Settlement
  • $4,650,000
  • A laborer suffered a fatal accident when an improperly braced 28-foot wall at a construction site collapsed on him and his brother at a construction site during a violent storm.
  • Settlement
  • $4,500,000
  • An ironworker who sustained injuries when he fell 11 feet off block wall.
  • Settlement
  • $4,500,000
  • A Local 1 Ironworker agreed to settle his case as his attorneys were preparing to select the jury.
  • Settlement
  • $4,500,000
  • A sheetmetal worker suffered multiple leg and facial fractures in a 20-foot fall off of an iron beam when he stepped on a bolt left by another contractor.
  • Settlement
  • $4,350,000
  • A laborer suffered serious head injuries from eleven foot fall off of a job-built ladder on construction project.
  • Settlement
  • $4,100,000
  • An electrician suffered a serious knee injury when a piece of construction equipment became dislodged in a trailer and fell onto his leg.
  • Settlement
  • $4,050,000
  • An electrician suffered severe electrical burns when an aluminum street light pole that his employer was installing hit a power line.
  • Settlement
  • $3,900,000
  • An ironworker suffered multiple fractures from 35-foot fall out of a lift-truck while not using his safety lanyard.
  • Settlement
  • $3,750,000
  • A laborer died following a construction fall.
  • Settlement
  • $3,750,000
  • The wife of a laborer who had fallen to his death in an unwitnessed construction incident settled her wrongful death lawsuit after the case was assigned to a trial judge and her attorneys were preparing to start the trial.
  • Settlement
  • $3,600,000
  • A carpenter suffered a fatal fall through metal decking due to other contractor partially cutting decking and leaving area without barricades or warning.
  • Verdict
  • $3,600,000
  • A sheet metal worker suffered a mild, disputed brain injury from a fall from a 12-foot stepladder while connecting pieces of overhead ductwork. Final offer of settlement before trial was $250,000.
  • Settlement
  • $2,550,000
  • A union electrician who sustained multiple orthopedic injuries after falling from lift.

Auto Accident Results

  • Settlement
  • $8,000,000
  • A male driver sustained a traumatic brain injury after a truck from a major trucking company collided with his vehicle.
  • Settlement
  • $5,800,000
  • A mother was the sole survivor of van crash succumbed to catastrophic injuries.
  • Settlement
  • $5,500,000
  • A mother and daughter suffered multiple injuries in an auto accident when another car disobeyed a stop sign.
  • Settlement
  • $4,400,000
  • A male driver suffered a fatal accident as a result of a semi-truck driver swerving his truck into west bound traffic and striking head-on the car of the victim.
  • Settlement
  • $435,000
  • An automobile driver sustained aggravation of preexisting degenerative neck condition that necessitated surgery.
  • Settlement
  • $295,000
  • An elderly woman was knocked down by a cab and sustained a broken leg.
  • Settlement
  • $125,000
  • The Petitioner - a CTA bus driver - accidentally ran over a pedestrian who fell into the bus path. The pedestrian was seriously injured, yet the Petitioner sustained no physical injuries, but suffered from PTSD. Petitioner was unable to return to work as a driver per his psychologist’s orders. Because of his readily transferrable skills, Petitioner was highly employable so there was no wage loss. GWC lawyer Donn LaHaie was able to settle the case for $125,000.00.
  • Settlement
  • $100,000
  • A policy limits settlement on behalf of a pedestrian that was struck by a car while crossing street at night.
  • Settlement
  • $81,000
  • An over the road truck driver sustained a serious neck injury when his truck went over a bump on I-57 near Manteno, Illinois. The claims was completely disputed. Respondent had video graphic evidence disputing the severity of the bump. The case went to trial where GWC lawyer Donn LaHaie presented additional video graphic evidence showing the actual severity of the bump and completely discredited the Respondent’s witness on the issue of fraud and accident. The Arbitrator awarded over $71,000.00 in back TTD, nearly $10,000.00 in medical expenses plus prospective medical care.

Workers Compensation Results

  • Settlement
  • $579,000
  • A sheet metal worker suffered significant injuries and was eventually placed on permanent sedentary work restrictions. GWC lawyer Harris Elliott handled this case and successfully obtained $400,000 in compensation and an additional $179,000 for MSA.
  • Settlement
  • $550,000
  • GWC attorney Joel Block helped to secure more than $550,000 for the injuries sustained by a carpenter after he slipped off a roof while carrying building materials.
  • Settlement
  • $398,000
  • a 43 year old sheet metal worker sustained multiple injuries after falling at work.
  • Settlement
  • $346,000
  • A carpenter fell while at work and sustained a cervical injury. The settlement that GWC negotiated included a funds set-aside for Medicare.
  • Settlement
  • $315,000
  • Our client was a pipeline construction worker that seriously injured his back while lifting a pipe. He underwent numerous surgeries which eventually culminated in him needing a fusion and pain stimulator. GWC fought for and obtained $315,000 in compensation and also a provision for open medical treatment. Our client was also awarded permanent light-duty restrictions.
  • Settlement
  • $315,000
  • A construction worker handling heavy pipeline seriously injured his back while lifting a pipe. He required severla surgeries and eventually ended up requiring a fusion and pain stimulator. GWC workers' compensation lawyer Corey Goldberg was able to succesfully negotiate a $315,000 settlement in addition to paid medical expenses in the future.
  • Settlement
  • $310,000
  • A 39 year old laborer sustained a back injury that required two surgical procedures. The Petitioner found alternative employment out of state and took that employment opportunity. The employers' physician disputed the Petitioner's entitlement to benefits. GWC obtained $310,000 in compensation for our client.
  • Settlement
  • $300,000
  • Injured electrician and IBEW member. Employer disputed injured electrician's need for a knee replacement and case went to trial. The injured electrician was awarded the surgery and his employer appealed. GWC lawyer Harris Elliott handled this case and negotiated a settlement shortly before oral arguments were set to take place.
  • Settlement
  • $285,000
  • Our client was a laborer that sustained a serious lower back injury that required surgery. The injury resulted in the movement abilities our client being permanently restricted. GWC obtained $285,000 for this injured laborer.
  • Settlement
  • $280,000
  • The team at GWC obtained $280,000 settlement for a 61 year old electrician that sustained a serious shoulder injury while lifting at work.
  • Settlement
  • $278,000
  • A 60 year old carpenter fell from a trailer while unloading work materials and injured his non-dominant left arm. While the Petitioner retired prior to settlement, GWC were able to secure a $278,000 settlement for the injuries he sustained.
  • Settlement
  • $275,000
  • An ironworker fell at work and injured his lower back that required a two-level disc replacement. In addition to the settlement, GWC was also able to negotiate and secure Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for the petitioner which ensured his eligibility for his Iron Worker Disability Pension.
  • Settlement
  • $252,000
  • A 58 y.o operating engineer fell of a ladder and was seriosuly injured. His injuries required three years of medical treatment and eventually, he could no longer fully perform his job tasks. Our client was planning on retiring on his 62nd birthday. GWC lawyer Corey Goldberg negotiated a $252,000 settlement and also additional stipulations that allowed this engineer to return to work on light duty.
  • Settlement
  • $242,000
  • A 39 year old local #1 laborer felt a pop while he was pulling up some carpeting on a job. His injury required a spinal fusion and resulted in permantent movement restrictions. GWC secured a $242,000 settlement for this injured laborer.
  • Settlement
  • $240,800
  • A stationary engineer slipped on a ladder and grabbed onto a pipe to prevent falling. Our client sustained a cervical injury that led to fusion surgery. The legal professionals as GWC obtained a $240,800 settlement for this client.
  • Settlement
  • $240,000
  • Corey Goldberg represented a 45 y.o stationary engineer that suffered a cervical injury after slipping on a ladder and trying to grab a pipe to prevent falling. The client required a disc replacement and the a fusion operation. Mr. Goldberg fought for and won $240,000 in compensation for this injured worker.
  • Settlement
  • $225,000
  • The foot of a laborer was run over by a co-worker that was operating a back hoe. The injuries to our client required multiple surgeries and extensive physical therapy. We successfully recovered $225,000 for our client.
  • Settlement
  • $225,000
  • A sheet metal worker sustained a left wrist and hand injury while using a hammer drill.
  • Settlement
  • $214,777
  • A sheet metal worker suffered a lower back injury that resulted in permanent restrictions after two surgeries.
  • Settlement
  • $210,000
  • Our client was a carpenter that suffered a lower back injury that did not require surgery but resulted in permanent restrictions. GWC obtained a $210,000 settlement for this injured carpenter.
  • Settlement
  • $175,000
  • A carpenter suffered a left shoulder injury that resulted in two surgeries and permanent restrictions. The lawyers at GWC obtained a $175,000 settlement for our client.
  • Settlement
  • $174,243
  • This case involved a machine operator that was tried and settled over a disputed wage loss due to restrictions that the operator had. GWC obtained $174,243 for this machine operator.
  • Settlement
  • $147,000
  • A window installed stepped off a customer's porch and injured his left knee. His injury developed into arthritis which prevented him from returning to heavy work. GWC obtained a $147,000 settlement for this installers claim.
  • Settlement
  • $140,000
  • A 41 year old factory worker suffered a back injury while lifting work materials. Both the injury and the accident were disputed by the employer. GWC obtained a $140,000 settlement for our client.
  • Settlement
  • $135,000
  • A 40 year old iron worker fell from a faulty ladder while on a job site. GWC successfully obtained $135,000 for this injured worker.
  • Settlement
  • $120,000
  • A 22 y.o worker that received her income mostly from tips broke her tib/fib in a work place accident. While the insurance company didn't deny the claim, they did deny the amount of money that our client was making. GWC attorney Corey Goldberg was able to increase her income by more than $500 per week for each week that she was off work. This resulted in this injured worker taking home more approximately $100,000 tax free as a result of her injuries.
  • Settlement
  • $85,000
  • Our client is a spanish-speaking only teacher aide with a low rate who suffered a knee injury at work. Despite her low rate, GWCV lawyer Raul Rodriguez were able to get her a significantly sized settlement.
  • Settlement
  • $77,000
  • A Union Waste management driver suffered a labral tear and also developed issues in the elbow both of which required surgery. He returned to work full duty.
  • Settlement
  • $62,500
  • An employee of a staffing agency slipped on oil and tore his rotator cuff. After surgery, the injured worker was left with permanent medium duty restrictions. GWC took the case and attorney Harris Elliott successfully obtaining a settlement for almost four times the employer's initial offer of $17,000.00.

Other Successful Results

  • Settlement
  • $10,730,000
  • Chicago neighborhood exposed to toxic smoke from the ACME Barrel facility.
  • Settlement
  • $3,700,000
  • An infant boy suffered an above the knee amputation due to the negligent acts of the hospital and a number of doctors.
  • Settlement
  • $185,000
  • A man tripped over a broken parking block and sustained broken orbital bone.
  • Settlement
  • $100,000
  • Our client fell on carpet in her own office. Prior to contacting GWC, the victim did not receive any compensation offer. After GWC lawyer Mr. Timothy Keiser took the case, he successfully obtained $100,000 on behalf of our client.
  • Settlement
  • $95,000
  • On behalf of a woman who sustained wrist fracture falling into sinkhole on village parkway.
  • Settlement
  • $81,000
  • Our client suffered leg injuries (no fractures) and was initially offered under $40,000. GWC injury lawyer Mr. Timothy Keiser took the case to arbitration and successfully negotiated $81,000 on behalf of our client.
  • Settlement
  • $77,500
  • On behalf of woman bit by dog. GWC accepted this case and was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of $77,500.
  • Settlement
  • $25,258
  • After obtaining a “0%” impairment rating, the adjuster made an offer for essentially nuisance value. After protracted discussions, GWC attorney Joel Block was able to obtain an offer of $25,258.10.