The Jury Verdict Reporter published its 2023 Settlements Report in the latest issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine, highlighting those Illinois personal injury firms who procured settlements of $500,000.00 or more from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023. Of the 103 law firms that had settlements which qualified to make the list, GWC ranked in the top 10 of all firms across the state, with a combined $41,397,091.00 in $500,000.00-plus settlements and verdicts in the 12-month timespan.
Top Work Injury Settlement this Year
The firm is especially proud to have secured the largest work injury settlement in Illinois thus far in 2023 [$20,000,000.00] when it settled a case on behalf of a union laborer who was struck by the boom of a Gradall machine and pushed into a wrought iron fence post, causing a cranio-cervical dissociation injury. The laborer’s injury on a Chicago construction site cost him his trade and permanently restricted his physical activity. GWC partners Louis C. Cairo, Michael D. Fisher, and Louis A. Cairo worked tirelessly on this highly contested case, uncovering video footage that directly contradicted defense testimony placing blame for the incident on their client.
Thanks to their efforts, GWC was able to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible from the parties responsible for this career-ending injury, including the Gradall contractor, the general contractor, and the out-of-state owner of the fiber optic system being installed. Both of the latter defendants were never on the jobsite as of the date of occurrence, yet they still paid!
Significant Results Across Multiple Cases
Additionally, the Jury Verdict Reporter honored GWC attorneys Joseph P. Sorce, Bennett J. Baker, Timothy J. Keiser, Autumn K. Leslie, and Lawrence J. Amato for their diligent efforts on behalf of the other firm clients. Other notable settlements over the past year include:
- $6 million policy limits for a machine operator injured by hazardous manufacturing equipment;
- $1,459,000.00 for a union glazier who suffered multiple injuries on a commercial construction project; and
- $625,000.00 for a slip-and-fall accident in a Jewel-Osco grocery store.
Contact a Skilled Trial Lawyer Today
With more than $2.5 billion recovered in verdicts and settlements, GWC Injury Lawyers is one of the premier personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms in Illinois.
We have successfully represented clients for virtually every type of personal injury matter, including those involving car and truck collisions, workplace accidents, construction negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, dog bites, defective products, and wrongful death. Our trial lawyers have the experience, determination, resources, and reputation you need to help get you and your family the justice you deserve.
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