Home » Archives for September 2013

Accident Caused Four Fatalities, Plus Four More Injured

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A silver 2003 Ford Explorer SUV was carrying eight people on Interstate 290. At around 6:15 a.m., the vehicle veered off the road and flipped down the wooded embankment, causing seven of the riders to be ejected.  The other, who was wearing her seatbelt, was trapped under the SUV. Four of these people did not>> Read More

Head-On Collision Causes One Death

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A head-on collision occurred in the northern side of Glenview this past Sunday.  This wreck happened around 2:40 p.m. That day, and involved two cars. Authorities have confirmed that two people were hurt in the accident , and one other has died. The cars involved were a 2001 Toyota Camry and a 2012 Kia Soul,>> Read More

Maintenance Worker Died in Sewer Flash Flood

Gustavo Briceno and another employee of Kenny Construction were working in the northwest side of the North Rockwall Street sewer. Flash floods hit around 8:30 p.m., and their maintenance job was interrupted by a surge of water. Bricenos coworker was strapped into his safety harness and was pulled to recovery. Luckily, he survived without harm.>> Read More

Workers Compensation In History

The idea of workers compensation dates back further than you might expect.  The topic was first documented in the Code of Ur-Nammu, which is the oldest known law code that exists today, estimated from the year 2050 B.C.  It was written in Sumerian on tablets, and originates from Mesopotamia. Although earlier laws did exist before>> Read More

GWC Remembers 9/11/2001

While you’re getting ready for another busy day today, remember to take a brief moment out and reflect on what is important. We never know when something unexpected may happen, such as the world-changing tragedy that struck America on September 11, 2001. Here at GWC, we will be sure to remember those that were directly>> Read More

Vehicle Hit Head-On by Wrong-Way Driver, 2 Dead

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Saturday, around 1:45 a.m., three young women were in a blue Ford, on their way home from a cheerful celebration. They were taking the Eisenhower Expressway, and were soon hit head-on by someone who was driving in the wrong direction. Two of the three women did not make it out alive. The driver of the>> Read More

Building Blocks for a Solid Construction Negligence Practice

Since the demise of the Illinois Structural Work Act in 1995, Illinois courts have not always been receptive to injured workers’ arguments in construction negligence cases. GWC has been instrumental in changing this course and successfully arguing for expanded contractor liability. GWC regularly targets defendants who are legally responsible for construction negligence, including general contractors,>> Read More

Silica Dust To Be Reduced

GWC is pleased to share the news that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a new, long-awaited rule that would significantly reduce workers exposure to silica dust. Crystalline silica, or silica dust, is created during work with stone, concrete, brick or mortar. It also commonly results from glass manufacturing and sand blasting.>> Read More