Case Results

  • $110,000,000 verdict for two clients who were seriously injured at work in a grain elevator explosion.
  • $18,500,000 total settlement, plus waiver of a total of $745,000 in worker's compensation liens - split equally between two (2) railroad salvage employees who were burned, in a flash fire, at a derailment clean-up, located near West Point, Kentucky.
  • $10,000,000 settlement for two (2) residents seriously burned when a utility gas line failed and blew up their home.
  • $5,000,000 total settlement for two steel mill employees who were seriously burned when a steel slab caster exploded.
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a motorist seriously injured when the seatbelt mechanism failed.
  • $1,100,000 settlement for a motorcyclist, seriously injured, when he struck a dog running at large.
  • $1,100,000 settlement to a farm worker injured by bin auger.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a patient who suffered significant vision loss as a result of negligently performed nasal surgery.
  • $750,000 settlement for a waste management employee, who, in the course of his employment, was injured when he truck was rear-ended by a motorist.
  • Global settlement of a disputed worker's compensation claim against employer and civil claim against oil refinery owner consisting of a lump sum payment of $700,000, funding of a $141,000 MSA and waiver of a $650,000 worker's compensation lien for a union pipefitter who sustained significant injuries to his cervical and lumbar spine, resulting in two (2) surgeries, following an on-site motor vehicle accident. The pipefitter was struck by a co-employee who was operating a company vehicle in violation of restrictions placed upon him by his employer, due to an on-going medical condition. The accident was also facilitated by the oil refinery owner's policy requiring contractors to leave keys in vehicles.
  • $700,000 jury verdict for a refinery worker who was struck by a tractor/trailer truck.
  • $650,000 settlement for a McDonald's store manager seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident when struck by an elderly woman who failed to yield.
  • $650,000 settlement to father of a child who died in a highway construction accident.
  • $650,000 wrongful death downstate settlement for Estate of husband and wife, survived by adult, no dependent children, when motorcycle they were operating was struck by a farm grain truck.
  • Collection of $600,000 life insurance proceeds paid to mother of husband who was intentionally and unjustifiably shot to death by his wife.
  • $550,000 settlement for police instructor injured when struck by student during defensive driving exercise.
  • $500,000 wrongful death settlement for a patient, who died following open heart surgery, when he was given a medication to which he was allergic.
  • $500,000 workers' compensation award with interest, paid to a seriously injured truck driver, where the employee/employer relationship was disputed.
  • $500,000 settlement of third party and underinsured motorist claim for family of young man who died as a result of injuries sustained in a jeep/tractor trailer truck accident on County Road located in downstate Illinois.
  • $470,000 jury verdict for bank employee who fell over raised electrical outlet sustaining serious injury.
  • $250,000 settlement each, $500,000 settlement total, of disputed third party and underinsured motorist claims on behalf of decedent wife's estate and husband's personal injury claim as a result of motorcycle/motor vehicle accident.
  • $450,000 settlement for 19 year old woman by reason of a serious leg injury and facial fractures sustained in a Vespa/SUV accident which took place in Savannah, Georgia.
  • $450,000 for surveyor injured after being rearended by a motor vehicle.
  • $365,000 worker’s compensation lump sum settlement, for an electrician who sustained a serious back injury during the course of his employment. The case was settled on disputed permanent wage differential basis.
  • $350,000 downstate settlement ($300,000 paid out-of-pocket), to a mother of adult adoptive child struck and killed by a motor vehicle operated by a farmer while she was riding a bicycle along a highway.
  • $300,000 settlement for disabled adult injured when struck while walking along side of highway
  • $300,000 global settlement of disputed worker's compensation, third party and underinsured motorist claim for pharmaceutical representative who suffered failed cervical fusion following rear-end motor vehicle accident.
  • $300,000 worker's compensation lump sum settlement for assembly line worker who suffered a soft tissue wrist injury which subsequently developed into RSD.
  • $300,000 civil settlement for 24 year old woman who sustained a closed head injury after becoming stuck in the snow on a highway overpass and rearended by a local utility company truck. Client made full recovery .
  • $288,500 workers compensation lump sum settlement and funding of $20,000, MSA for 55 year old custodial worker who sustained serious foot injury.
  • $285,000 lump sum settlement for injured lineman who fell from his truck, injuring his lowback and hip, significant dispute over medical causation and ability of lineman to return to his former employment.
  • $250,000 lump sum settlement for over-the-road truck driver who sustained an injury to his lowback while unloading truck, significant dispute as to medical causation and ability to return to work as a truck driver.
  • $250,000 liability and underinsured motorist settlement, for a 26 year old woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle, which collided with an automobile. Policy limits were tendered by the defendants’ insurance carriers in the underyling action and two (2) underinsured motorist carriers.
  • $180,000 worker’s compensation lump sum settlement, for a minimum wage bus driver, who, without explanation, ran off the road, suffering serious head and eye injuries. The case was settled on a disputed statutory minimum, total permanent disability basis.
  • $175,000 lump sum settlement of worker's compensation claim for physical therapist who suffered injury to his cervical spine, shoulder and wrist in fall while assisting patient. Therapist returned to work without restrictions.
  • $150,000 worker's compensation award for traveling tool salesman. He had undergone previous spinal fusion. He slipped and fell on customer's parking lot, sustaining a herniated disc requiring another fusion. He was released to return to work with same restrictions.
  • $150,000, policy limits wrongful death settlement for 65 year old retired spouse/mother in highly disputed motor vehicle intersection collision, Decedent failed to yield right-of-way entering preferential highway.
  • $125,000 worker's compensation lump sum settlement for coal miner who was struck by falling rock, suffering a vertebra fracture. He made a full recovery and returned to work without restrictions.
  • $117,187 worker's compensation lump sum settlement for a 35 year old,police officer, who developed post traumatic stress disorder following the justifiable shooting of a suspect.
  • $100,000 liability and underinsured motorist settlement for a 63 year old woman who sustained rotator cuff tnjury in motor vehicle accident.
  • $100,000 liability and UIM settlement for operator of motorcycle, who was seriously injured, when the driver of an automobile made an improper left hand turn.
  • $100,000, policy limits wrongful death settlement on behalf of adult children, by previous marriage, for mother who died as a result of a highly disputed motorcycle accident against her husband. Dispute over who was driving.
  • $90,000 worker’s compensation lump sum settlement for a coal miner who sustained a lowback injury requiring surgery. He returned to work without restriction.
  • $72,500 lump sum settlement based on wage differential for 65 year old worker who sustained bilateral shoulder injuries.
  • $70,000 lump sum settlement to city maintenance worker who sustained injury to right shoulder in lifting incident. After concluding medical treatment, worker returned to his former employment.
  • Confidential settlement on behalf of 66 year old daughter and next of kin of predeceased daughter, for 85 year old, wheelchair bound mother with dementia, who died in a fall at a nursing home.
  • Case won on appeal when the court determined that a police officer was entitled to line of duty pension.
  • Numerous Permanent Total Disability Awards, Section 8(d)1 Wage Differential Awards, and significant permanency awards for employees injured in the course of their employment.