Settlement in a rear-end crash. Our investigation uncovered the fact that the driver of the box truck that hit our client had illegal drugs in his system. We made sure that our client received home modifications and a wheelchair-accessible van while the case was still pending so that her suffering would be minimized.
Settlement in a multi-vehicle truck crash on I-90 where our client sustained back and leg injuries. Prosecution of this case required trips to Minnesota and Canada, and multiple experts were hired to give opinions on liability and damages issues.
Jury verdict in a retaliatory discharge case against a major grocery store chain who fired our client because they didn’t believe his workers’ compensation claim was legitimate. This verdict was on top of the $180,000 workers compensation settlement our client received after we won his Section 19(b) hearing before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission.
Settlement for a client who broke his hip when a sidewalk freight elevator in Chicago’s loop opened up under his feet and threw him to the ground. We obtained testimony from some of Chicago’s best physicians to show why this periprosthetic hip fracture was much more severe than a typical hip fracture.
Settlement in a fatal trucking accident for an undocumented immigrant. Our client was working for a sole proprietor, but we were able to discover workers compensation coverage and obtain workers compensation death benefits in addition to the settlement from the at-fault truck.
Jury verdict for the daughter of a driver who died when he drove his van into the trailer of a semi-truck that had parked in the middle of I-294. Our investigation uncovered that the semi-truck driver maintained false logbooks, had been driving well in excess of his allowed hours and had left his vehicle unattended in the middle of the highway without setting out warning triangles or flares. Before the trial began, the trucking company offered only $110,000 to settle – mainly because the daughter lived in Ecuador and was unable to get a visa to visit the USA. Attorney Steve Saks flew down to Ecuador and presented the daughter’s video testimony from the US Embassy in Quito. After a trial lasting over a week, the jury quickly rendered a verdict in favor of our client.
Workers compensation settlement to a union cement mason who had a career-ending injury. This client came to us after his previous workers’ compensation attorney negotiated a $45,000.00 settlement – which he did not accept. By choosing our services, our client received a settlement that was 11 times higher than the one his previous attorney had tried to get him to accept.
Workers Compensation Settlement for a union carpenter who could no longer return to his job after a back injury. This amount represented a wage differential between the money he was making as a carpenter, and what income he could expect to receive with his permanent physical restrictions. This settlement went to our client after we made sure he was paid over $242,000 in Temporary Total Disability Benefits between the time of his injury and his settlement.
Workers compensation wage differential settlement for a union carpenter who could no longer return to his career after a back injury. We also made sure that our client had all of his medical bills paid and that he received over $220,000 in Temporary Total Disability Benefits while he was off work.
Jury verdict in a retaliatory discharge bench trial against a grocery store that fired our workers’ compensation client for remaining off work on his doctor’s orders.
Retaliatory discharge settlement against a major corporation who fired our client when she chose to listen to her own doctor’s advice to remain off work instead of the employer’s hired doctor who said she could return.
Numerous substantial personal injury verdicts, settlements, and arbitration awards.
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