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Immigrant Construction Worker Injured in IL, Employer Lacks Workers Comp Coverage

Recently, the Chicago Tribune ran an article about an undocumented non-union roofer who fell approximately twenty feet at a job site, rendering him a quadriplegic. The worker was told that his company had no workers compensation insurance. Although Illinois law requires most employers to purchase workers compensation insurance for their employees, this story is a>> Read More

Illinois Accident Law Firm Secures Multi-Million-Dollar Verdicts and Settlements

The Illinois injury lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers prove once again that when commitment and preparation meet skill and passion, great things happen for their injury clients. The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association recently featured two noteworthy results, achieved by GWC lawyers, which underscore this concept: The two featured cases are Goldstein and the Estate of>> Read More

GWC Obtains Highest Verdict in McHenry County in 10 Years

On March 10, 2011 Larry Ruder and Colin OMalley, GWC Partners, obtained the highest verdict against a local public entity in the history of McHenry county. The verdict, $900,000, is also the second highest civil damages verdict in the history of McHenry county and the largest in McHenry county in the last 10 years. The>> Read More

GWC Gets Results for Family of Local 134 Electrician

Joseph Sorce, a partner at GWC, wrote the following account about the tragic death of Chuck Ingolia. Joe and Larry Weisman worked tirelessly for more than 4 years, culminating in a 3-week trial, to protect Chucks widow and vindicate Chucks legacy. For Larry and Joe, this case became a personal battle against one of Illinois>> Read More

Illinois Workers Compensation Attorney Obtains Multiple Six-Figure Settlements

Attorney James B. Hardy of Goldberg, Weisman, Cairo recently obtained a $199,000.00 Workers Compensation settlement for a 60 year old Polish immigrant truck driver involved in a weather-related collision resulting in multiple injuries which concluded with a two-level cervical spine fusion surgery. Following months of extensive physical therapy, the injured worker was given permanent restrictions>> Read More

Recent Article Confirms Troubling Trend For Workers

When economic times in America get tough, one undeserved group always gets caught up in the negative attention: labor. In a January article , the New Yorker pointed out a growing anti-labor sentiment in America. As the article discussed, sixty percent of Americans surveyed in a recent poll stated that Unions had too much power.>> Read More