GWC Takes Part in Latin American Labor Rights Week

GWC attorney Raul V. Rodriguez represented the firm during the 15th Annual Latin American Labor Rights Week. Educating Latin American Workers Latin American Labor Rights Week is a yearly event that is dedicated to educating Latin American workers in the Chicago area about their legal rights. The Consulate General of Mexico organized the event, with participation from>> Read More

Family of Local 1 Ironworker Retains GWC Injury Lawyers

When a Local 1 Ironworker showed up at Fermilab’s massive construction project to build its new proton generating facility in Batavia in May of 2023, it was not just another day of work for the journeyman. It turned out to be what is likely the last day that he will be able to pursue his>> Read More

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

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

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What Happens if I Haven’t Received My Workers’ Comp Check?

In Illinois, when you suffer a work-related injury, you are entitled to certain benefits under workers’ compensation. This includes Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments, which are crucial for your financial stability during recovery. TTD payments are calculated as two-thirds of your average weekly wage. They are issued by your employer or their insurance provider. These>> 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

GWC Obtains $17,200,000.00 Settlement for Union Laborer

GWC Injury Lawyers partners Louis C. Cairo, Michael D. Fisher, and Louis A. Cairo have obtained a $17,200,000.00 settlement for a union laborer who suffered an internal cranio-cervical disassociation injury whereby his skull detached from his vertebral column. The case remains pending against other defendants. Plaintiff Sustains Life-Altering Injuries In October of 2019, the Plaintiff, a 41-year-old union construction>> Read More

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GWC’s James E. Babcock Publishes Article on Sua Sponte Exclusion of Evidence

GWC attorney James E. Babcock recently published an article on the impact of a sua sponte exclusion of evidence on a workers’ compensation claim. Occupational Exposure Claim Denied Mr. Babcock is currently serving his second term on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council. His duties include taking part in Council subcommittees, assisting with the development of>> Read More

GWC Obtains Over $2,050,000.00 for Union Marble Setter

GWC partner Michael D. Fisher and attorney Lawrence J. Amato have obtained a gross settlement valued at over $2,050,000.00, inclusive of an $806,239.00 waiver of the worker’s compensation lien, for a union marble setter who suffered shoulder, elbow, and neck injuries in a construction incident on a commercial building project. General Contractor’s Negligence Causes Marble Setter’s Injuries GWC’s client,>> Read More