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Injured on the Job

Two Construction Workers Seriously Injured After Westmont Building Collapse

Two construction workers were critically injured after a building collapsed in suburban Westmont, IL on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred around 12:30 PM at a new, multi-use building near the intersection of Cass Avenue and Quincy Street. The workers were transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for critical, but not life-threatening, injuries. Westmont>> Read More

Union Carpenter

GWC Secures Wrongfully Denied WC Benefits for Union Carpenter

GWC attorney Harris L. Elliott has obtained a favorable trial award for a union carpenter who was wrongfully denied workers’ compensation benefits after being injured on the job. Union Carpenter Seriously Hurt in Job Site Fall On January 15, 2019, GWC’s client, a 55-year-old union carpenter, arrived at an Indiana job site where he had been employed for>> Read More

Pedestrian Killed

Joliet Pedestrian Accident Leaves 55-Year-Old Woman Dead

A 55-year-old woman has been struck and killed in a Joliet pedestrian accident. Joliet Pedestrian Accident Under Investigation The Joliet pedestrian accident took place at approximately 6:50 a.m. on December 17, 2020, when Maria Dinardo was walking across the intersection of Hammes Avenue and West Jefferson Street. At that time, a vehicle struck Ms. Dinardo,>> Read More


LaSalle Veterans’ Home Administrator Let Go After COVID-19 Outbreak

The administrator of the LaSalle Veterans’ Home in downstate Illinois has been dismissed following an investigation into a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. 32 Dead at LaSalle Veterans’ Home On December 7, 2020, LaSalle Veterans’ Home administrator Angela Mehlbrech was terminated after two reports were released about significant coronavirus safety issues at the facility,>> Read More

Jackknifed Semi-Trailer

I-57 Semi-Truck Rollover Shuts Down Multiple Lanes of Traffic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1671246240060{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]An early morning I-57 semi-truck rollover shut down multiple lanes of traffic near 123rd Street and 125th Street on Chicago’s South Side. I-57 Semi-Truck Rollover Blocks Inbound Traffic On December 4, 2020, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a large semi-truck with an attached trailer was traveling on I-57, heading towards downtown Chicago. The>> Read More

High-Speed Traffic Deaths

Triple-Digit Speeding Citations on the Rise in the State of Illinois

Police are reporting that triple-digit speeding citations are on the rise in the State of Illinois, placing motorists in serious danger. Triple-Digit Speeding Citations Up Over 18 Percent Statistics from the Illinois State Police show that though citations for reckless driving are in keeping with trends from the past few years, triple-digit speeding citations are>> Read More

covid-19 workers' compensation claims

Tyson Foods Suspends Supervisors Over COVID-19 Betting Pool

Tyson Foods has suspended multiple supervisors at an Iowa pork plant for allegedly participating in a COVID-19 betting pool. Lawsuit Names Workers in COVID-19 Betting Pool Tyson Foods announced the suspensions on November 19, 2020. Those suspended had been named in a lawsuit claiming that the manager of a Tyson pork plant in Waterloo, IA>> Read More