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Lisle Boom Lift Accident Leaves One Dead

One person has been killed and another has been seriously injured in a Lisle boom lift accident at a suburban office building. Concrete Broken in Lisle Boom Lift Accident The Lisle boom lift accident occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m. on June 27, 2021. At that time, a 60-year-old man and a 43-year-old man were standing>> Read More

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Employment-Related Risk Ruled Compensable

A plumber foreman was approved for workers’ compensation benefits despite a preexisting condition because he was injured as a result of an employment-related risk. Injured While Climbing Stairs In Novak v. MVP Plumbing, a 61-year-old plumber foreman injured his right knee as he was climbing a staircase repeatedly while carrying tools and equipment weighing as>> Read More

Garbage Truck Crash

Dan Ryan Expressway Accident Leaves One Dead

One person is dead and two others are injured following a Dan Ryan Expressway accident involving two vehicles on Chicago’s South Side. Dan Ryan Expressway Accident After Midnight The fatal Dan Ryan Expressway accident took place on the early morning of June 22, 2021. At approximately 2:14 a.m., a Nissan Altima was traveling on the>> Read More

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White Sox Lawsuit Allowed to Move Forward

A judge has ruled that a White Sox lawsuit filed by a man who was injured by a foul ball may move forward. White Sox Lawsuit Alleges Conscious Disregard In a written opinion issued on May 25, 2021, Cook County Circuit Judge Kathy M. Flanagan did not rule upon the merits of the White Sox>> Read More

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Independent Contractor Status Focus of Lobbying Push

Gig economy companies have been courting unions and lawmakers in an effort to preserve the independent contractor status of their workforce. Independent Contractor Status Targeted in Several States A report by Reuters found that gig economy companies are looking for novel approaches to maintain the independent contractor status of their workers, which they argue is>> Read More

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Minooka Truck Rollover Accident Injures Two

Two people were injured in a Minooka truck rollover accident involving two semi-trailers, according to the Illinois State Police. Barrier Hit in Minooka Truck Rollover Accident The Minooka truck rollover accident took place in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 on the early morning of June 10, 2021. At approximately 4:10 a.m., the driver of>> Read More

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Prejudgment Interest Law Signed by Governor

Gov. JB Pritzker has signed a prejudgment interest law that could expedite the resolution of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for Illinois plaintiffs. Law Goes Into Effect in July Gov. Pritzker signed Illinois Senate Bill 72 (“SB0072”) on May 28, 2021. An amendment to that bill grants 6-percent prejudgment interest on money awarded to>> Read More

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Independent Contractor Rule Rescinded

The Biden administration has rescinded an independent contractor rule that would have made it easier for businesses to misclassify employees. Independent Contractor Rule Regulated Status On May 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule rescinding the regulation on independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In so doing,>> Read More

CTA Train Crash

GWC Obtains More Than $2 Million in May 2021 Settlements

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC obtained more than $2 million in total settlements on behalf of injured clients in May 2021. May 2021 Yields 36 Settlements GWC’s dedicated attorneys and staff brought 36 cases to a successful resolution in May 2021. The settlements included over $1 million for workers’ compensation claims and over $965,000.00 for third-party>> Read More

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Lake Shore Drive Crash Leaves One Dead

One person is dead and three other people are injured following a Lake Shore Drive crash in downtown Chicago. Four Vehicles in Lake Shore Drive Crash The fatal Lake Shore Drive crash took place on the early morning of June 2, 2021. At around 12:20 a.m., a black Chrysler 300 was traveling at a high>> Read More

Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit Appeal Declined

The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2.12 billion award in a baby powder cancer lawsuit. Award Stands in Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit The Supreme Court announced that it would not consider Johnson & Johnson’s appeal on June 1, 2021. The Court’s order on this matter had>> Read More

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Staph Infection Presumption Bill Passes Senate

The Illinois Senate has passed a staph infection presumption bill that could help first responders obtain workers’ compensation benefits. 51-0 for Staph Infection Presumption Bill The Senate passed House Bill 3662 with a 51-0 vote on May 28, 2021. The Illinois House of Representatives had already passed the staph infection presumption bill a month earlier>> Read More

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