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Illinois Prejudgment Interest Bill May Soon Become State Law

A recent Illinois prejudgment interest bill could help expedite settlements and verdicts for personal injury and wrongful death claims if it is signed into law. Interest Would Apply to Cases Going to Trial On Jan. 13, 2021, House Bill 3360 (“HB3360”) was passed in both houses of the Illinois General Assembly. Although the bill had>> Read More


GWC Proudly Sponsors WBAI’s 22nd Annual Judicial Reception

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC is a proud sponsor of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ 22nd Annual Judicial Reception, which will take place from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on March 5, 2021. The WBAI’s Judicial Reception is a yearly gathering dedicated to honoring the Illinois judiciary. The event is going to be held virtually this>> Read More

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43-Year-Old Woman Killed in Englewood Pedestrian Accident

A 43-year-old woman has been killed and several other people have been injured in an Englewood pedestrian accident on the South Side of Chicago. Englewood Pedestrian Accident After Traffic Stop Shortly before noon on February 22, 2021, a silver Chevrolet SUV was traveling south at a high rate of speed in the 7300 block of>> Read More

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COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims May Prove Challenging

A recent Wall Street Journal report suggests that it may prove challenging to obtain successful outcomes in COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims. Insurers Denying Many COVID-19 Claims While there has not yet been any comprehensive national data on the total number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims filed, accepted, denied, or paid out, several states have released>> Read More

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Man Trapped and Killed in Pullman Snow-Covered Awning Collapse

A man has been killed following a Pullman snow-covered awning collapse, as buildings across Northern Illinois are sustaining damage amid unusually heavy snowfall. Pullman Snow-Covered Awning Collapse Traps Man On February 17, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., 54-year-old Randy Pate, Sr. was standing outside Club Hawthorne Chicago, an off-track betting parlor on 11300 S. Corliss Ave.>> Read More

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Woman Killed in Avalon Park Left-Turn Accident in Chicago

A 27-year-old female passenger has been killed in an Avalon Park left-turn accident on Chicago’s South Side. Avalon Park Left-Turn Accident Kills Passenger The Avalon Park left-turn accident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on January 23, 2021. At that time, a blue Honda sedan occupied by three people was making a left-hand turn from southbound>> Read More

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Alabama Amazon Workers Begin Voting on Unionization Effort

Following a failed legal challenge by their employer, Alabama Amazon workers have begun voting on whether or not to join a union. About 6,000 Alabama Amazon Workers May Vote The unionization vote by Alabama Amazon workers commenced on Feb. 8, 2021. Approximately 6,000 employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, AL have until March>> Read More

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National Burn Awareness Week Shines Light on Electrical Safety

National Burn Awareness Week, an annual event designed to promote burn prevention, is dedicated this year to the subject of electrical safety. What Is National Burn Awareness Week? Each year during the first full week of February, the American Burn Association presents National Burn Awareness Week. The organization calls the event a “window of opportunity>> Read More

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Huntley Head-On Collision Kills One Driver, Injures Another

One driver has been killed and another has been injured in a Huntley head-on collision between a sedan and a pickup truck. Huntley Head-On Collision Under Investigation The Huntley head-on collision occurred on the early morning of February 8, 2021. At approximately 5:25 a.m., a 27-year-old man from Carpentersville was driving a 1999 Acura TL>> Read More

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Congress Investigates Meatpacking Plant COVID-19 Infections

A Congressional subcommittee is investigating the high level of meatpacking plant COVID-19 infections in the United States and the failure to enforce federal worker safety laws. Meatpacking Plant COVID-19 Infections Rampant On Feb. 1, 2020, Rep. James Clyburn, chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, announced the probe into the nation’s widespread meatpacking>> Read More

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How You Can Stay Safe During Chicago’s Freezing Winter Weekend

Illinois is forecasted to face the coldest weather conditions since the state’s polar vortex in January 2019, with the National Weather Service predicting that wind chills could reach as low as 25 degrees below zero in the Chicago area. In response, the State of Illinois has released guidelines on how you and those around you can>> Read More


Consulting Firm Agrees to Pay $573 Million in Opioid Settlement

The consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million opioid settlement for its role in fueling a national epidemic. Opioid Settlement With 53 Attorneys General According to a court filing in Massachusetts on February 4, 2021, McKinsey has settled with attorneys general in 47 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia.>> Read More