Attorney James B. Hardy of Goldberg, Weisman, Cairo recently obtained a $199,000.00 Workers Compensation settlement for a 60 year old Polish immigrant truck driver involved in a weather-related collision resulting in multiple injuries which concluded with a two-level cervical spine fusion surgery.
Following months of extensive physical therapy, the injured worker was given permanent restrictions resulting in the loss of his trade and forcing him to accept minimum wage employment. GWC successfully argued that, although near retirement age, our client should be compensated for loss of earnings for the remainder of life expectancy. Hardy also recently represented a Union Carpenter who sustained a lifting injury at work resulting in a lumbar microdiskectomy surgery.
After his doctors gave him permanent restrictions, which knocked him out of his union position, we demanded that his employer pay for a vocational rehabilitation counselor to assist him in finding another job within his restrictions.
Attorney Hardy successfully negotiated a settlement of $245,000.00 representing our clients anticipated reduction in earnings based on the low wage job he was forced to accept due his injuries.
If you or a loved one have suffered a work-related injury, call the Illinois workers compensation lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. Contact us via our Live Chat or Free Case Evaluation form or call 1-312-464-1234.