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Bed Bug Bites Yield Workers’ Compensation

A flight attendant successfully obtained workers’ compensation benefits for bed bug bites because she was bitten while acting as a traveling employee. Bitten in Employer-Selected Hotel In Leake v. Envoy Air, a flight attendant was working for a company that required overnight travel. While traveling for work in Iowa on June 11, 2015, she allegedly>> Read More

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GWC Takes Part in Latin American Labor Rights Week

GWC’s Jacqueline C. Hickey and Raul V. Rodriguez represented the firm during the 13th Annual Latin American Labor Rights Week. Annual Event Educates Workers Latin American Labor Rights Week is a yearly event dedicated to educating Latin American workers in the Chicago area about their legal rights. The Consulate General of Mexico, the Consulate General>> Read More

July 2021

GWC Obtains Over $3 Million in July 2021 Settlements

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC successfully obtained over $3 million in settlements on behalf of its clients in July 2021. July 2021 Sees 48 Settlements In all, GWC settled 48 cases in the month of July, including more than $2.2 million for workers’ compensation claims and nearly $800,000.00 for third-party personal injury cases. Some of the>> Read More

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GWC Obtains Previously Denied Benefits for CTA Bus Driver

GWC attorney Kitra K. Killen has obtained previously denied workers’ compensation benefits for an injured CTA bus driver. CTA Bus Driver Tears Rotator Cuff On November 2, 2018, GWC’s client, a 40-year-old bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), was exiting the driver’s seat of her bus when she got her left foot caught>> Read More

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Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim Settled

A federal court has approved a workers’ compensation retaliation settlement for a former truck driver at a Northbrook waste management company. $95,000.00 in Lost Wages Ordered On July 6, 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Manish S. Shah of the Northern District of Illinois entered a consent judgment and order directing Advanced Disposal Services Solid Waste>> Read More

June 2021

GWC’s June 2021 Settlements Top $3.8 Million

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC congratulates its hardworking attorneys and staff for obtaining settlements topping $3.8 million during the month of June. 36 Settlements in June 2021 GWC successfully resolved 36 cases in June 2021, including nearly $2 million for third-party injury lawsuits and more than $1.7 million for workers’ compensation claims. Some of the noteworthy>> Read More

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Lithium Ion Batteries Burn in Morris Industrial Fire

Nearly 100 tons of lithium ion batteries burned in a Morris industrial fire, prompting authorities to evacuate parts of the city because of “very deadly” fumes. Morris Industrial Fire “Highly Poisonous” The Morris industrial fire took place on June 29, 2021 in the 900 block of East Benton Street in Morris, IL. Fire officials then>> Read More

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Employment-Related Risk Ruled Compensable

A plumber foreman was approved for workers’ compensation benefits despite a preexisting condition because he was injured as a result of an employment-related risk. Injured While Climbing Stairs In Novak v. MVP Plumbing, a 61-year-old plumber foreman injured his right knee as he was climbing a staircase repeatedly while carrying tools and equipment weighing as>> Read More

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Independent Contractor Status Focus of Lobbying Push

Gig economy companies have been courting unions and lawmakers in an effort to preserve the independent contractor status of their workforce. Independent Contractor Status Targeted in Several States A report by Reuters found that gig economy companies are looking for novel approaches to maintain the independent contractor status of their workers, which they argue is>> Read More


Independent Contractor Rule Rescinded

The Biden administration has rescinded an independent contractor rule that would have made it easier for businesses to misclassify employees. Independent Contractor Rule Regulated Status On May 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule rescinding the regulation on independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In so doing,>> Read More

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GWC Obtains More Than $2 Million in May 2021 Settlements

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC obtained more than $2 million in total settlements on behalf of injured clients in May 2021. May 2021 Yields 36 Settlements GWC’s dedicated attorneys and staff brought 36 cases to a successful resolution in May 2021. The settlements included over $1 million for workers’ compensation claims and over $965,000.00 for third-party>> Read More

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Staph Infection Presumption Bill Passes Senate

The Illinois Senate has passed a staph infection presumption bill that could help first responders obtain workers’ compensation benefits. 51-0 for Staph Infection Presumption Bill The Senate passed House Bill 3662 with a 51-0 vote on May 28, 2021. The Illinois House of Representatives had already passed the staph infection presumption bill a month earlier>> Read More