Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Nets Compensation

A Chicago 911 operator has obtained workers’ compensation benefits after developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosis In the matter of Jocelyn Cahill v. City of Chicago, the claimant had worked as a 911 operator and first responder for the City of Chicago for fifteen years. As part of her duties, she regularly had>> Read More

IWCC Moving Headquarters to Daley Center

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) is moving its headquarters from the Thompson Center to the Daley Center as part of a series of cost-cutting initiatives. Reducing Space by 25 to 30 Percent The IWCC will be moving out of Chicago’s Thompson Center later in 2021. Commission officials report that construction is already underway on>> Read More

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GWC Obtains Over $3.4 Million in April 2021 Settlements

The dedicated attorneys and staff members at GWC Injury Lawyers LLC have obtained over $3.4 million in total April settlements on behalf of their injured clients. 55 Cases Settled in April 2021 GWC brought 55 cases to a successful resolution in April. The April 2021 settlements included over $1.5 million for third-party injury lawsuits and>> Read More


Naperville Warehouse Cited by OSHA After COVID-19 Outbreak

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Naperville warehouse after 23 of its workers came down with COVID-19. Outbreak After Work Luncheon OSHA cited Midwest Warehouse and Distribution Systems Inc. for violating the general duty clause when it failed to take appropriate steps to combat a COVID-19 outbreak last year. In October>> Read More

Illinois staph infection bill

Illinois Staph Infection Bill to Assist First Responders

An Illinois staph infection bill would create a “rebuttable presumption” to assist some first responders seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Illinois Staph Infection Bill Passes House On April 21, 2021, the Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 3662. The Illinois staph infection bill amends the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act to create a rebuttable presumption>> Read More


GWC Attorney Appointed to Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council

GWC is pleased to announce that James E. Babcock has been appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). “Lifeblood” of the ISBA Mr. Babcock will serve on the Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council for the 2021-2022 term. As part of his duties, he will contribute to the>> Read More

GWC Lawyer Obtains Over $500,000.00 in One Month While Working Remotely

GWC attorney Raul V. Rodriguez has obtained over $500,000.00 in workers’ compensation settlements in a single month despite the challenges of working remotely. Large Settlements for Multiple Clients Mr. Rodriguez secured significant settlements for multiple clients during the month of March, including the following: $346,919.00 for a union electrician. The client suffered a lower back injury while he>> Read More

GWC Obtains Over $4 Million in March 2021 Settlements

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC proudly congratulates its hardworking attorneys and staff for having successfully obtained over $4 million in total settlements in March. Settlements Reflect Wide Variety of GWC’s Cases In all, GWC’s dedicated lawyers successfully resolved 55 claims in March, in cases representing a wide variety of injuries, fact patterns, professions, and trade affiliations.>> Read More

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House Passes PRO Act to Strengthen Workers’ Right to Unionize

The House of Representatives has passed the PRO Act, a bill that would strengthen workers’ right to unionize. PRO Act Could Be “Game Changer” The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) was passed on March 9, 2021, by a 225-206 vote, with five Republicans joining Democrats to vote for it. However, the PRO>> Read More

GWC Obtains Significant Settlement for Injured Bartender

GWC attorney Jacqueline C. Hickey has obtained a settlement for an injured bartender worth more than ten times the original offer. Bartender Slips and Falls at Work GWC’s client was a part-time bartender for a major national restaurant chain. One day, she slipped and fell on the job, suffering an injury to her neck that>> Read More

Amazon union-busting

Alabama Amazon Unionization Vote Could Have Ripple Effect

A historic unionization vote by Alabama Amazon workers could have a ripple effect across the United States – one that the company is likely to challenge. Alabama Amazon Vote Attracts National Interest On Feb. 8, 2021, workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, AL began voting by mail on whether or not to join the Retail,>> Read More

covid-19 workers' compensation claims

COVID-19 Bill Helping Essential Employees Becomes Law

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a COVID-19 bill that would make it easier for essential employees to receive workers’ compensation benefits. COVID-19 Bill Effective Immediately Gov. Pritzker signed the COVID-19 bill, known as HB4276, on Feb. 26, 2021. HB4276 extends the expiration date for an earlier law by six months to June 30,>> Read More