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Semi Truck Crash

Two Injured in Woodstock Crash Between Semi-Trailer and Minivan

Two people were injured in a recent crash between a minivan and a semi-trailer in far northwest Woodstock, IL. On March 28, 2017, at approximately 3:25 a.m., a 67-year-old Richmond woman was driving her 2005 Dodge Caravan on Hughes Road, approaching U.S.-14, when she disregarded a stop sign, proceeded into the intersection, and was struck>> Read More

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits Denied for Correctional Officer’s Weightlifting Injury

A correctional officer injured during a weightlifting competition at his workplace was recently denied workers’ compensation benefits because he was involved in a “voluntary recreational activity.” In Case v. Vienna Correctional Center, a correctional officer was participating in a charity weightlifting competition. While attempting to bench-press 485 pounds, Mr. Case suffered a full-thickness tear of>> Read More

Tip-Over Prevention Device

New Study Offers Safety Guidelines for Tip-Over Prevention

Every two weeks in the United States, a child dies when a television or some other large piece of furniture tips over onto him or her. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released a study that offers safety guidelines for tip-over prevention. As the study notes, 83.5 percent of TV tip-overs occur when a>> Read More

Train Derailment

Train Derails Outside of Chicago’s Union Station

An Amtrak train derailed in Chicago on the morning of March 27, 2017. At approximately 10:30 a.m., three cars of a 197-passenger Lake Shore Limited train derailed as it was pulling into Union Station, according to an Amtrak spokesman. The immediate cause was unknown. The passengers in the three cars that derailed were moved to>> Read More

Sneezing Episode

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Upheld Despite Sneezing Episode

A truck driver’s entitlement to certain workers’ compensation benefits was recently upheld on appeal, despite his employer’s argument that any future medical treatment would be unrelated because the driver experienced a sneezing episode. In the case of CLT Transport v. (Stiles), a truck driver applied for workers’ compensation disability benefits after an on-the-job accident in July 2012.>> Read More

Work Comp Wage Diff Contract

GWC Attorney Negotiates Large Settlement Thanks to Knowledge of Recent Law

GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Harris Elliott recently negotiated a substantial workers’ compensation settlement for a client who was injured on the job – thanks to his knowledge of recent developments in the law. In January 2014, Mr. Elliott’s client was walking into the main employee entrance of the electronics store where he worked when he slipped>> Read More

GWC Reaches $100,000 Settlement With Chicago Park District

GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Timothy J. Keiser has obtained a $100,000 settlement with the Chicago Park District for a young girl who was injured at a playground on September 4, 2014. The Chicago Tribune recently reported on the settlement. B’Nai Brown, who was three years old at the time, was at a playground in Chicago’s>> Read More