Amazon warehouse collapse

Amazon Warehouse Collapse Lawsuit Filed

The surviving family members of a worker who was killed in an Amazon warehouse collapse in downstate Illinois have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. Six Workers Killed On December 10, 2021, an EF-3 tornado struck an Amazon fulfillment center in Edwardsville, IL. The tornado, which reached wind speeds of up to 150>> Read More

Glencoe Metra train collision

Two Injured in Glencoe Metra Train Collision

At least two people were injured following a Glencoe Metra train collision with a motor vehicle in Northeastern Illinois. Glencoe Metra Train Collision at Crossing The Glencoe Metra train collision took place at approximately 4:15 p.m. on January 3, 2022. At that time, a train was approaching the Metra station in the 700 block of>> Read More

Hampshire chemical explosion

Hampshire Chemical Explosion Leaves One Dead

A Hampshire chemical explosion left one person dead and another critically injured at a manufacturing plant in Northern Illinois. Tank Explodes at Plant The chemical explosion took place at W.R. Meadows Inc., located near North State Street and Allen Road/Route 3 on the north side of Hampshire, IL. The Kane County plant manufactures asphalt and>> Read More

West Garfield Park Hit-and-Run

West Garfield Park Hit-and-Run Takes Woman’s Life

Police are searching for the driver responsible for a West Garfield Park hit-and-run crash that took a woman’s life. Just Steps From Victim’s Home The fatal West Garfield Park hit-and-run crash took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. on January 15, 2022. At that time, 37-year-old Angel Thomas was walking to her car in the 4300>> Read More

construction worker

GWC Obtains $500,000.00 Settlement for Construction Worker

GWC Partner James J. Nawrocki has obtained a $500,000.00 workers’ compensation settlement for a construction worker who was injured in a fall. Floor Gives Out Beneath Construction Worker GWC’s client is a 55-year-old construction worker. In 2018, he was working on a project in Indiana. While he was putting rebar into a cage, the floor>> Read More

GWC Obtains $1 Million for Family of Boy Killed in House Fire

GWC Partner Joseph P. Sorce and attorney Autumn K. Leslie have obtained a $1 million settlement for the family of a young boy who was killed in a house fire. Tragic Death of a Three-Year-Old Boy On an afternoon in August 2018, a three-year-old boy was napping in his mother’s bedroom in their rental home>> Read More

Hancock Building

Hancock Building Aluminum Cladding Falls Off

  A large chunk of aluminum cladding from Chicago’s Hancock Building has fallen off. Wind Takes Off Hancock Building Cladding At 3:00 p.m. on January 5, 2022, a large chunk of aluminum cladding fell off of the Hancock Building. The cladding fell from the structure’s south side into a planter off Chestnut Street. No one>> Read More


GWC Obtains Settlement Worth Over $3.2 Million for Ironworker

GWC Partner Joseph P. Sorce and attorney Geoffrey E. Jacobs have obtained a settlement worth over $3.2 million for a union ironworker who fell at a worksite. Ironworker Trips on Decking Material GWC’s client was a 43-year-old union ironworker and a proud member of Local 1. In October 2015, he was performing structural steel work>> Read More

winter slip-and-fall accidents

How to Prevent Winter Slip-and-Fall Accidents

As winter comes to Illinois, residents are once again facing the prospect of extraordinarily cold temperatures and a significant accumulation of snow and ice. Under these types of extreme weather conditions, people are much more likely to slip and fall, often resulting in serious injury. To help keep you safe this season, GWC presents the>> Read More

Woodstock explosion

Woodstock Explosion Causes Fire in Hospital

A Woodstock explosion caused a fire in a Northwest Illinois hospital. Woodstock Explosion Put Out by Security The Woodstock explosion took place on the evening of December 31, 2021. At approximately 8:04 p.m., the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and the Woodstock Police Department received a report of an explosion and fire in the security office near>> Read More

I-290 Wrong-Way Crash

Three Killed in I-290 Wrong-Way Crash

Three people were killed in an I-290 wrong-way crash near Mannheim Road, south of O’Hare Airport. I-290 Wrong-Way Crash in Early Morning At approximately 5:13 a.m. on January 1, 2022, a 24-year-old Chicago man was driving a Mazda sedan the wrong way on a westbound lane of I-290 near Mannheim Road. He crashed head on>> Read More