Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter Weather

Ice and snow paired with freezing temperatures can be dangerous for drivers. If an auto accident happens or your car breaks down in the snow, you will want to be prepared. Preparing your car for winter now can help you stay safe on the roads. Preventing Winter Breakdowns Breaking down in the winter can leave you>> Read More

GWC is a Proud Supporter of BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center

GWC Injury Lawyers is proud to announce their support of BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center in Harvard, Illinois. BraveHearts is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International accredited center, which means help is provided to veterans in the form of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies. The benefits of these types of therapies are>> Read More

Case or No Case Thanksgiving 2015 Edition

In the Thanksgiving edition of WCIU’s popular “Case or No Case” segment, GWC partner Lou Cairo reviews a range of common situations that may result in those involved having grounds to file a damages lawsuit. Be sure to check out the video below and on behalf of the entire team at GWC Injury Lawyers, we wish>> Read More

Chicago is One of the Worst Cities for Thanksgiving Travel

If you are traveling to or through Chicago this Thanksgiving, be prepared: According to Google’s traffic data analysis, Chicago is the seventh worst U.S. city when it comes to heavy, sluggish holiday traffic. It’s also one of the top three trending cities for holiday air travel, so expect crowds at the airport. Avoid Traffic Jams>> Read More

When Insurance Companies Deny or Delay, We Make them Pay!

When people are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, they often assume that insurance will cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other associated costs. Unfortunately, insurance companies will often deny responsibility for these expenses or take an unreasonably long time in issuing payment. The denial of responsibility is a very common tactic for>> Read More

GWC Settles Lake County Med Mal Case for $2.85 Million

GWC Injury Lawyers partner Lawrence Ruder won a $2.85 million settlement in a medical malpractice case against a major north suburban Lake County, Illinois hospital. The settlement, on behalf of the parents of a 5-year-old little girl, occurred just a few days before trial was set to begin. This is the largest pre-trial settlement in>> Read More

Medication Errors During Surgery Injure Patients

A recent study revealed that medication errors occur in half of all surgical procedures at the nations top hospitals, putting patients lives at risk. A third of drug errors observed in the study caused patient harm or adverse drug events. For the purpose of this study, which was published in the October 2015 edition of>> Read More

Is Your Job One of the Most Dangerous?

In 2014, 4,679 fatal injuries occurred on the job. Those performing one of the most dangerous occupations in the country are at a higher risk of workplace fatalities and injuries than others; are you at risk due to the nature of your job? Who is at Risk? While certain professions are inherently more dangerous than>> Read More

Companies Drop Takata Amid Record Penalties Against the Manufacturer

Takata is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of airbags and other auto safety features. With confidence waning and safety concerns increasing, automobile manufacturers are thinking twice about using Takata airbags in their vehicles. So far Nissan, Honda and Toyota have dropped Takata as their airbag supplier. Mitsubishi, Mazda and Subaru makers are also considering>> Read More

Despite Illinois Workers Compensation Cost Cuts, Rauner Wants More

In 2011, Illinois lawmakers made several changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system in an effort to curb high costs. The changes lowered the rates paid to medical providers by 30 percent and adopted guidelines from the American Medical Association (AMA) to determine certain disability awards. Specifically, the adoption of the AMA guidelines exempted coverage>> Read More

Winnetka Construction Worker Dies From Fall Injuries

According to the Winnetka Fire Department, a 68-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday, Nov. 4, in a fall accident while working on a house in Winnetka in the 300 block of Linden Street. The incident occurred around 11:50 a.m. The man was working on the base of the foundation for the home when he fell>> Read More

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Chicago Teachers Union Preps Members for Strike in Fight with District

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has warned teachers to prepare for a protracted strike next year in response to warnings of drastic cuts from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) thanks to a deepening budget crisis. The union will take a test strike vote Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 to poll where members stand on the issue. The>> Read More

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