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Amazon tornado disaster

House Investigates Amazon Tornado Disaster

The House of Representatives Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into the deadly Amazon tornado disaster that partially collapsed a fulfillment center in Illinois. “Dangerous Conditions” House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rep. Cori Bush sent a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on March 31, 2022. They wrote that they>> Read More

West Loop bicycle crash

Driver Charged in West Loop Bicycle Crash

Police have arrested and charged a driver who attempted to flee the scene after critically injuring a man in a West Loop bicycle crash. Bicycle Dragged For Blocks The West Loop bicycle crash took place at approximately 10:10 p.m. on April 16, 2022. At that time, 30-year-old Courtney Bertucci of Joliet was driving a Volkswagen>> Read More

union electrician

GWC Obtains $1.2 Million for Union Electrician

GWC attorney Louis Anthony Cairo has obtained a $1.2 million settlement for a union electrician following a residential construction accident. Union Electrician Trips Avoiding Falling Plywood GWC’s client was a 41-year-old union electrician and a proud member of IBEW Local 150. In May 2017, he was performing electrical work as a subcontractor on a residential>> Read More

April 2022 settlements

GWC Obtains $9.2 Million on Two Personal Injury Cases

After reporting multiple settlements for GWC Injury Lawyers LLC clients exceeding $15 million just a week ago, GWC has achieved additional seven-figure settlements for two injury matters during the days just prior to the Easter Holiday weekend. These settlements add another $9.2 million in results to what had been a very busy March for the>> Read More

Garfield Park porch collapse

Man Killed in Garfield Park Porch Collapse

One man was killed and two others were critically injured in a Garfield Park porch collapse on Chicago’s West Side. Concrete Slabs Pin Victims The tragic Garfield Park porch collapse took place on April 12, 2022. That afternoon, three men were sitting on the front porch of a three-story home at 3418 W. Jackson Blvd.,>> Read More

sua sponte

GWC Attorney to Serve Second Term on ISBA Council

The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has selected GWC attorney James E. Babcock to serve a second term on the Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council. Article Published in Newsletter The ISBA had previously appointed Mr. Babcock to the Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council for its 2021-2022 term. This reappointment will see him continuing his work>> Read More


NHTSA Releases 2020 Crash Data

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its 2020 crash data, revealing the highest number of traffic deaths in over a decade. Deaths Up, Crashes Down In all, the NHTSA found that 38,824 people were killed in crashes across the United States, marking the highest number of traffic fatalities since 2007. Deaths increased>> Read More

March 2022 Settlements

GWC Obtains Over $15.2 Million in March

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC’s clients had a rather successful month this past March, with their attorneys firming up more than $15.2 million in settlements. Union Tuckpointer vs. Large Construction Aerial Lift Rental Company. Louis C. Cairo, Michael D. Fisher, and Louis Anthony Cairo settled an unwitnessed lift rollover accident against an aerial lift rental company>> Read More

Wicker Park building debris

Wicker Park Building Debris Injures Woman

Falling Wicker Park building debris critically injured a Chicago woman just weeks after the property owner was told to make repairs. Debris Also Struck Vehicle The incident took place on the evening of April 6, 2022. At approximately 6:00 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was walking past a commercial building at 1227 N. Milwaukee Ave. when>> Read More

Marathon Pipe Line oil spill

Lawsuit Filed Over Marathon Pipe Line Oil Spill

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed a lawsuit over a recent Marathon Pipe Line oil spill that dumped thousands of gallons in the state. “Substantial Danger” Raoul’s lawsuit, which was filed in Madison County Circuit Court on March 18, 2022, alleges that Marathon Pipe Line LLC created a “substantial danger” to the environment and>> Read More

Abbott baby formula facility

FDA Probes Abbott Baby Formula Facility

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found evidence of quality control issues in its probe of the Abbott baby formula facility in Sturgis, MI. No Control System at Abbott Baby Formula Facility The FDA announced the results of its probe into Abbott Laboratories’ Michigan baby formula plant on March 22, 2022. The agency discovered>> Read More

workplace fatalities

Workplace Fatalities Declined in 2020

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest data on workplace fatalities, revealing a sharp decline in work-related deaths. A Decrease of 10.7 Percent On December 16, 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) for 2020, the most recent year for which workplace fatalities>> Read More