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GWC Obtains $400,000.00 for Union Peoples Gas Worker

GWC attorneys Bennett Baker and Timothy Keiser recently obtained a $400,000.00 settlement for a union Peoples Gas worker who suffered a knee injury in a Chicago two-flat building. Flimsy Attic Floor Injures Peoples Gas Worker GWC’s client was a 45-year-old Peoples Gas worker and a proud member of the Gas Workers Union, Local 18007. In>> Read More

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Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering in a Construction Accident?

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be thinking about pursuing a claim against the at-fault parties. While you believe you could be reimbursed for medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses, can you obtain compensation for the personal discomfort and emotional distress associated with your injury, also known as “pain and>> Read More

When Do I Start Receiving TTD Benefits?

One of the most common questions asked by injured employees who are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim is “When do I start receiving TTD benefits?” TTD Benefits Offer Wage Replacement The Illinois workers’ compensation system entitles employees suffering from work-related injuries to receive a number of benefits. Key among these are Temporary Total Disability>> Read More

What Is Utilization Review?

In Illinois, workers may receive medical treatment and other benefits for job-related injuries. But employers and insurance companies also have the right to assess that treatment. One means of evaluating treatment is utilization review. What is utilization review?  Let GWC Injury Lawyers explain. Utilization Review: Evaluating Patients Without Seeing Them Since 2005, the State of Illinois>> Read More

What Happens If My Workers’ Compensation Check Is Late?

In Illinois, you are entitled to receive certain workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related injury.  These benefits may include Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments. TTD payments are equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wage.  Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance company issues these payments in the event that your doctor has determined that>> Read More

Can a Positive Drug Test Hurt My Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim?

With the state’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“Cannabis Act”), many Illinois residents have questions about the legal implications for their daily lives, including in the workplace. Of particular concern to injured workers is how a positive drug test will impact a workers’ compensation claim. First and foremost,>> Read More

Who Is at Fault for My Construction Accident?

If you have been hurt at a construction site, you may be thinking of pursuing a claim for financial compensation. As with any personal injury case, you need to identify all parties who may responsible for the accident. So who is at fault for your construction accident? Determining Fault on a Construction Site Determining who>> Read More