Scaffolding Fall In Corn Sweetener Plant Kills Worker

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the tragic death of a worker in Decatur. The man reportedly fell from a collapsing scaffold while cleaning the inside of a tank at the Archer Daniels Midland Company plant, which is a corn sweetening facility. Rescuers were sent to the plant at about 2:30 p.m., and>> Read More

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Accident At Sheet Metal Plant Kills Worker

As we have mentioned to our Chicago readers in previous posts, the task for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, is to develop and enforce safety regulations to keep our workplaces safe. It is a big job. OSHA could not be reached for a comment on an accident as a sheet metal plant>> Read More

Libertyville Health Club Exposes Workers To Harmful Chemicals

If employers aren’t aware of hazardous conditions in their workplace, they should be, especially if the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has already cited the employer for the dangers. In many cases, OSHA will inspect a work environment and give the employer a period of time to make any necessary changes before penalizing the company. That was the>> Read More

Survivor Workers Comp Benefits For Same-Sex Partner

One of the hot-button topics this election season is same-sex marriage. In Illinois we passed a law in 1996 that says marriage is only between a man and a woman. However, lawsuits are working their way through Cook County courts for refusing to marry same-sex couples or recognize out-of-state gay marriages. What does this have>> Read More

Record Week For Two GWC Injury Lawyers Hispanic Clients

GWC partner, Lawrence Ruder, secured a $2,000,000 Will County settlement for a 20 year old that lost his arm in an automobile crash. Gomez v. Comar Drilling Company, et. al. The crash, which occurred in July 2005, caused Jose Alfredo Gomez to lose his left arm when a truck driven by an employee of Comar>> Read More

GWC Honored by Mexican Consulate

In an historic ceremony, GWC was recently honored by the Mexican government as a designated law firm for Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals in the State of Illinois to consult with related to personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. The Mexican government is represented locally by its Consul General, Eduardo Arnal. Consul General Arnal represents Mexico’s>> Read More

GWC Partner Interviewed by CBS News Taxicab Injury Claims

Chicago taxicab accident lawyer and GWC partner Larry Ruder was interviewed by CBS Chicago News last week concerning the untimely death of one of his clients at the hands of a dangerous cab driver. Mr. Ruder’s client, Hector Placencia, was walking to work at a Navy Pier restaurant when he was killed by taxi driver>> Read More