Over $2,000,000,000

recovered for our clients

$13,730,000
A laborer suffered extensive burns over 80% of his body.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$11,000,000
An Ironworker fell from a one-story roof and was rendered a partial quadriplegic.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$10,050,000
A carpenter was killed in 100 foot fall into Elevator pit.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$8,500,000
A carpenter was killed when he was struck by a beam after a wall collapsed.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$8,300,000
A bricklayer fell thirty feet after an unsupported walking plank gave way.
Verdict - Construction Accident
$5,300,000
An electrician was killed after sustaining burns in a switchgear explosion.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$5,290,000
An electrical lineman suffered severe electrical burns at a construction site accident.
Verdict - Construction Accident
$4,650,000
A laborer suffered a fatal accident a construction site during a violent storm.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$4,500,000
An ironworker who sustained injuries when he fell 11 feet off block wall.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$4,500,000
A Local 1 Ironworker agreed to settle his case as his attorneys were preparing to select the jury.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$4,500,000
A sheetmetal worker suffered multiple leg and facial fractures in a 20-foot fall off of an iron beam when he stepped on a bolt left by another contractor.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$4,350,000
A laborer suffered serious head injuries from eleven foot fall off of a job-built ladder on construction project.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$4,100,000
An electrician suffered a serious knee injury when a piece of construction equipment became dislodged in a trailer and fell onto his leg.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$4,050,000
An electrician suffered severe electrical burns when an aluminum street light pole that his employer was installing hit a power line.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$3,900,000
An ironworker suffered multiple fractures from 35-foot fall out of a lift-truck while not using his safety lanyard.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$3,750,000
A laborer died following a construction fall.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$3,750,000
The wife of a laborer who had fallen to his death in an unwitnessed construction incident settled her wrongful death lawsuit after the case was assigned to a trial judge and her attorneys were preparing to start the trial.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$3,600,000
A carpenter suffered a fatal fall through metal decking due to other contractor partially cutting decking and leaving area without barricades or warning.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$3,600,000
A sheet metal worker suffered a mild, disputed brain injury from a fall from a 12-foot stepladder while connecting pieces of overhead ductwork. Final offer of settlement before trial was $250,000.
Verdict - Construction Accident
$2,550,000
A union electrician who sustained multiple orthopedic injuries after falling from lift.
Settlement - Construction Accident
$579,000
A sheet metal worker suffered significant injuries and was eventually placed on permanent sedentary work restrictions.
Settlement - Worker's Compensation
$8,000,000
A male driver sustained a traumatic brain injury after a truck from a major trucking company collided with his vehicle.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$8,000,000
A male driver sustained a traumatic brain injury after a truck from a major trucking company collided with his vehicle.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$5,800,000
A mother was the sole survivor of van crash succumbed to catastrophic injuries.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$5,500,000
A mother and daughter suffered multiple injuries in an auto accident when another car disobeyed a stop sign.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$4,400,000
A male driver suffered a fatal accident as a result of a semi-truck driver swerving his truck into west bound traffic and striking head-on the car of the victim.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$435,000
An automobile driver sustained aggravation of preexisting degenerative neck condition that necessitated surgery.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$295,000
An elderly woman was knocked down by a cab and sustained a broken leg.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$125,000
The Petitioner - a CTA bus driver - accidentally ran over a pedestrian who fell into the bus path. The pedestrian was seriously injured, yet the Petitioner sustained no physical injuries, but suffered from PTSD. Petitioner was unable to return to work as a driver per his psychologist's orders. Because of his readily transferrable skills, Petitioner was highly employable so there was no wage loss. GWC lawyer Donn LaHaie was able to settle the case for $125,000.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$100,000
A policy limits settlement on behalf of a pedestrian that was struck by a car while crossing street at night.
Settlement - Auto Accidents
$81,000
An over the road truck driver sustained a serious neck injury when his truck went over a bump on I-57 near Manteno, Illinois. The claims was completely disputed. Respondent had video graphic evidence disputing the severity of the bump. The case went to trial where GWC lawyer Donn LaHaie presented additional video graphic evidence showing the actual severity of the bump and completely discredited the Respondents witness on the issue of fraud and accident. The Arbitrator awarded over $71,000.00 in back TTD, nearly $10,000.00 in medical expenses plus prospective medical care.
Settlement - Auto Accident
$550,000
GWC attorney Joel Block helped to secure more than $550,000 for the injuries sustained by a carpenter after he slipped off a roof while carrying building materials.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$398,000
A 43 year old sheet metal worker sustained multiple injuries after falling at work.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$346,000
A carpenter fell while at work and sustained a cervical injury. The settlement that GWC negotiated included a funds set-aside for Medicare.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$315,000
Our client was a pipeline construction worker that seriously injured his back while lifting a pipe. He underwent numerous surgeries which eventually culminated in him needing a fusion and pain stimulator. GWC fought for and obtained $315,000 in compensation and also a provision for open medical treatment. Our client was also awarded permanent light-duty restrictions.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$315,000
A construction worker handling heavy pipeline seriously injured his back while lifting a pipe. He required severla surgeries and eventually ended up requiring a fusion and pain stimulator. GWC workers' compensation lawyer Corey Goldberg was able to successfully negotiate a $315,000 settlement in addition to paid medical expenses in the future.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$310,000
A 39 year old laborer sustained a back injury that required two surgical procedures. The Petitioner found alternative employment out of state and took that employment opportunity. The employers' physician disputed the Petitioner's entitlement to benefits. GWC obtained $310,000 in compensation for our client.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$300,000
Injured electrician and IBEW member. Employer disputed injured electrician's need for a knee replacement and case went to trial. The injured electrician was awarded the surgery and his employer appealed. GWC lawyer Harris Elliott handled this case and negotiated a settlement shortly before oral arguments were set to take place.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$285,000
Our client was a laborer that sustained a serious lower back injury that required surgery. The injury resulted in the movement abilities our client being permanently restricted. GWC obtained $285,000 for this injured laborer.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$280,000
The team at GWC obtained $280,000 settlement for a 61 year old electrician that sustained a serious shoulder injury while lifting at work.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$278,000
A 60 year old carpenter fell from a trailer while unloading work materials and injured his non-dominant left arm. While the Petitioner retired prior to settlement, GWC were able to secure a $278,000 settlement for the injuries he sustained.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$275,000
An ironworker fell at work and injured his lower back that required a two-level disc replacement. In addition to the settlement, GWC was also able to negotiate and secure Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for the petitioner which ensured his eligibility for his Iron Worker Disability Pension.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$252,000
A 58 y.o operating engineer fell of a ladder and was seriosuly injured. His injuries required three years of medical treatment and eventually, he could no longer fully perform his job tasks. Our client was planning on retiring on his 62nd birthday. GWC lawyer Corey Goldberg negotiated a $252,000 settlement and also additional stipulations that allowed this engineer to return to work on light duty.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$242,000
A 39 year old local #1 laborer felt a pop while he was pulling up some carpeting on a job. His injury required a spinal fusion and resulted in permanent movement restrictions. GWC secured a $242,000 settlement for this injured laborer.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$240,800
A stationary engineer slipped on a ladder and grabbed onto a pipe to prevent falling. Our client sustained a cervical injury that led to fusion surgery. The legal professionals as GWC obtained a $240,800 settlement for this client.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$225,000
The foot of a laborer was run over by a co-worker that was operating a back hoe. The injuries to our client required multiple surgeries and extensive physical therapy. We successfully recovered $225,000 for our client.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$225,000
A sheet metal worker sustained a left wrist and hand injury while using a hammer drill.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$214,777
A sheet metal worker suffered a lower back injury that resulted in permanent restrictions after two surgeries.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$210,000
Our client was a carpenter that suffered a lower back injury that did not require surgery but resulted in permanent restrictions. GWC obtained a $210,000 settlement for this injured carpenter.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$175,000
A carpenter suffered a left shoulder injury that resulted in two surgeries and permanent restrictions. The lawyers at GWC obtained a $175,000 settlement for our client.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$174,243
This case involved a machine operator that was tried and settled over a disputed wage loss due to restrictions that the operator had. GWC obtained $174,243 for this machine operator.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$147,000
A window installed stepped off a customer's porch and injured his left knee. His injury developed into arthritis which prevented him from returning to heavy work. GWC obtained a $147,000 settlement for this installers claim.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$140,000
A 41 year old factory worker suffered a back injury while lifting work materials. Both the injury and the accident were disputed by the employer. GWC obtained a $140,000 settlement for our client.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$135,000
A 40 year old iron worker fell from a faulty ladder while on a job site. GWC successfully obtained $135,000 for this injured worker.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$120,000
A 22 y.o worker that received her income mostly from tips broke her tib/fib in a work place accident. While the insurance company didn't deny the claim, they did deny the amount of money that our client was making. GWC attorney Corey Goldberg was able to increase her income by more than $500 per week for each week that she was off work. This resulted in this injured worker taking home more approximately $100,000 tax free as a result of her injuries.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$85,000
Our client is a spanish-speaking only teacher aide with a low rate who suffered a knee injury at work. Despite her low rate, GWCV lawyer Raul Rodriguez were able to get her a significantly sized settlement.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$77,000
A Union Waste management driver suffered a labral tear and also developed issues in the elbow both of which required surgery. He returned to work full duty.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$62,500
An employee of a staffing agency slipped on oil and tore his rotator cuff. After surgery, the injured worker was left with permanent medium duty restrictions. GWC took the case and attorney Harris Elliott successfully obtaining a settlement for almost four times the employer's initial offer of $17,000.00.
Settlement - Workers' Compensation
$10,730,000
Chicago neighborhood exposed to toxic smoke from the ACME Barrel facility.
Settlement - Other
$3,700,000
An infant boy suffered an above the knee amputation due to the negligent acts of the hospital and a number of doctors.
Settlement - Other
$600,000
Attorneys Louis A Cairo and Bradley Barker helped the family of an 85 year old man receive compensation for injuries their father sustained while receiving live-in care.
Settlement - Other
$185,000
A man tripped over a broken parking block and sustained broken orbital bone.
Settlement - Other
$100,000
Our client fell on carpet in her own office. Prior to contacting GWC, the victim did not receive any compensation offer. After GWC lawyer Mr. Timothy Keiser took the case, he successfully obtained $100,000 on behalf of our client.
Settlement - Other
$95,000
On behalf of a woman who sustained wrist fracture falling into sinkhole on village parkway.
Settlement - Other
$81,000
Our client suffered leg injuries (no fractures) and was initially offered under $40,000. GWC injury lawyer Mr. Timothy Keiser took the case to arbitration and successfully negotiated $81,000 on behalf of our client.
Settlement - Other
$77,500
On behalf of woman bit by dog. GWC accepted this case and was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of $77,500.
Settlement - Other

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