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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

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Protecting Families and Settling Cases During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole new world both at home and at work. First and foremost, we want all of our clients to know that we are praying for you and your families, and everyone in our country, as we fight to stay healthy and protect our loved ones. We cannot thank our first>> Read More

GWC Attorneys Michael Fisher and Timothy Keiser

GWC Injury Lawyers Obtains $4.5 Million for Injured Union Electrician

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC is proud to announce that Michael D. Fisher and Timothy J. Keiser have obtained a settlement worth $4,500,000.00 for a union electrician who was injured after twisting his knee on a job site. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on September 26, 2014, the Plaintiff, a 53-year-old union electrician, was working in pitch>> Read More

Illinois Covid-19 Emergency Amendment

Emergency Amendment to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Rules Benefits First Responders and Front-Line Workers

On April 13, 2020, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced the enactment of an emergency amendment to the evidentiary rules governing practice before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. This amendment applies to those workers who are most susceptible to COVID-19 exposure, including first responders, health care workers on the front lines, construction building trades, and those>> Read More

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GWC Obtains $650,000 Settlement for Local 150 Operating Engineer

GWC’s Louis Anthony Cairo recently obtained a $650,000.00 settlement for a motorist who was injured in a rear-end collision in Countryside. Rear-End Collision at Intersection Mr. Cairo’s client was operating his motor vehicle northbound on Willow Springs Road, approaching its intersection with South Joliet Road. At that time, the Defendant was also operating his motor>> Read More

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Coronavirus Infection?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Almost overnight, the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) has become an unavoidable fact of life worldwide. In Illinois and across the United States, even the most mundane aspects of everyday existence are being reshaped dramatically as the nation seeks to stop the spread of this terrible virus. This includes the workplace, where employers are struggling to>> Read More

Fair-Share Fees

Past Fair-Share Fees Sought in Petition to Supreme Court

A former Illinois government worker whose lawsuit ended mandatory fair-share fees for public-sector unions has filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court seeking reimbursement. Fair-Share Fees and Janus v. AFSCME The plaintiff, Mark Janus, previously worked as a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services under a contract negotiated between>> Read More