$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 workers’ compensation liens — split equally between two railroad salvage employees who were burned, in a flash fire, at a derailment cleanup, located near West Point, Kentucky.
$10,000,000 settlement for two 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 seat belt 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.
$1,050,000 personal injury and dram shop settlement for husband and wife who suffered personal injuries and child who suffered a loss of support by reason of motor vehicle accident with an intoxicated motorist, en route from a tavern.
$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 the 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 workers’ compensation lien for a union pipefitter who sustained significant injuries to his cervical and lumbar spine, resulting in two 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 ongoing medical condition. The accident was also facilitated by the oil refinery owner’s policy requiring contractors to leave keys in vehicles.
$700,000 settlement for estranged daughter of a 65-year-old retired railroad worker who sustained injuries resulting in his death when struck by an intoxicated motorist who failed to stop for a stop sign.
$700,000 jury verdict for a refinery worker who was struck by a tractor-trailer.
$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 the 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 an adult, no dependent children, when the motorcycle they were operating was struck by a farm grain truck.
Collection of $600,000 life insurance proceeds paid to a mother of a husband who was intentionally and unjustifiably shot to death by his wife.
$550,000 settlement for police instructor injured when struck by a student during defensive driving exercise.
$500,000 lump sum settlement for widow whose husband died in a mining accident.
$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 a third-party and underinsured motorist claim for the family of a young man who died as a result of injuries sustained in a jeep and tractor-trailer accident on County Road located in downstate Illinois.
$470,000 jury verdict for bank employee who fell over raised electrical outlet and sustained serious injury.
$450,000 settlement for a 19-year-old woman by reason of a serious leg injury and facial fractures sustained in a Vespa-SUV accident that took place in Savannah, Georgia.
$450,000 for surveyor injured after being rear-ended by a motor vehicle.
$365,000 workers’ 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 an adult adopted child struck killed by a motor vehicle operated by a farmer while she was riding a bicycle along a highway.
$348,000 lump sum settlement for midwife who sustained injuries to her lowback while assisting a childbirth. Following surgery, she was unable to return to her former employment and required to take a lesser paying nursing position.
$325,000 lump sum settlement for union carpenter who sustained a work injury when he fell from a lift sustaining multiple injuries which prevented him from returning to his former employment.
$300,000 settlement ($250,000.00 from the Defendant’s insurance carrier plus a $50,000.00 personal payment) for a 29 year old mother of 3 children, who sustained significant traumatic injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The Defendant struck Plaintiff head-on. She incurred substantial medical expenses and liens which were negotiated and compromised.
$300,000 settlement for correctional officer who sustained an injury when his family vehicle was rearended by a tractor trailer truck. He underwent disc replacement surgery for pre-existing degenerative arthritic conditions in his cervical spine.
$300,000 settlement for a disabled adult injured while walking alongside a highway.
$300,000 global settlement of disputed workers’ compensation, third-party and underinsured motorist claim for a pharmaceutical representative who suffered failed cervical fusion following the rear-end motor vehicle accident.
$300,000 workers’ compensation lump-sum settlement for an assembly line worker who suffered a soft tissue wrist injury, which subsequently developed into RSD.
$300,000 civil settlement for a 24-year-old woman who sustained a closed head injury after becoming stuck in the snow on a highway overpass and rear-ended by a local utility company truck. Client made full recovery.
$288,500 workers’ compensation lump-sum settlement and funding of MSA of $20,000 for a 55-year-old custodial worker who sustained serious foot injury.
$285,000 lump-sum settlement for an injured lineman who fell from his truck, injuring his low back and hip, after significant dispute over medical causation and ability of the lineman to return to his former employment.
$260,000 lump-sum settlement to the widow of an injured coal miner who died from a pulmonary embolism following a work-related shoulder injury.
$250,000 settlement plus the funding of an $80,000.00 MSA for city maintenance worker who underwent cervical and lumbar fusion for a work related injury.
$250,000 settlement plus a $180,000 Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) for city laborer who sustained an electrical shock when he came in contact with a buried, unmarked power line. The laborer sustained an injury to his cervical spine resulting in a fusion and psychological injuries, which prevent him from returning to his former employment.
$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.
$250,000 lump-sum settlement for an over-the-road truck driver who sustained an injury to his low back while unloading truck. Settlement happened after a 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 that collided with an automobile. Policy limits were tendered by the defendants’ insurance carriers in the underlying action and two underinsured motorist carriers.
$250,000 worker’s compensation lump sum settlement, plus funding of a WCMSA lump sum settlement for a 63 year old female store clerk who fell from a ladder onto the floor, severely fracturing her leg and suffering a closed head injury.
$219,000 lump sum workers’ compensation settlement, plus a $111,000 MSA (WCMSA) for a 62 year old laborer who suffered a knee injury preventing him from returning to his former employment.
$200,000 lump sum settlement plus open medical for a greenskeeper who underwent a lumbar fusion for injuries suffered while moving a piece of heavy concrete.
$200,000 settlement for a 63 year old laborer, who sustained a torn medial meniscus in his left knee as a result of jumping out of the way of a service truck which suddenly moved to the rear, and falling down an embankment. It was alleged that the back-up horn was not working at the time and the truck driver was advised not to move to the rear until signaled to do so. The settlement also included a substantial compromise of the worker’s compensation lien.
$180,000 settlement for woman bitten by neighbor’s pit bull, suffering disfigurement to her left arm.
$180,000 workers’ 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 workers’ compensation claim for a physical therapist who suffered injury to his cervical spine, shoulder and wrist in a fall while assisting a patient. Therapist returned to work without restrictions.
$154,663 lump-sum and WCMSA settlement for a 65-year-old coal miner whose second low back injury and surgery prevented him from returning to his employment as a coal mine inspector.
$150,000 settlement and partial waiver of a workers’ compensation lien for a 40 year old nurse practitioner who sustained a torn ACL when the school bus upon which she was riding, assisting a disabled student, without notice, made a start from a stopped position.
$150,000 settlement for a truck driver who sustained an operated shoulder injury when he fell through an opening in a loading dock. He was subsequently released to return to work without restrictions.
$150,000 workers’ compensation award for a traveling tool salesman. He had undergone spinal fusion previously. He slipped and fell on a customer’s parking lot, sustaining a herniated disk requiring another fusion. He was released to return to work with the same restrictions.
$150,000 policy limits wrongful death settlement for a 65-year-old retired spouse/mother in a highly disputed motor vehicle intersection collision; decedent failed to yield right of way entering the preferential highway.
$150,000 underinsured motorist (UIM) settlement for a woman who sustained an operated cervical spine injury in a motor vehicle accident. The defendant previously tendered his policy limits of $100,000.
$135,000 lump-sum settlement for a housekeeper who underwent cervical spine surgery for injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
$125,000 workers’ compensation lump-sum settlement for a coal miner who was struck by falling rock, suffering a vertebra fracture. He made a full recovery and returned to work without restrictions.
$125,000 lump-sum settlement for a 62-year-old quarry worker who was released to return to work following an operated shoulder injury.
$120,000 lump-sum settlement for a pest control employee who underwent a cervical fusion following the injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
$117,187 workers’ 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 settlement for mother who suffered a fractured wrist and child who suffered soft tissue injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The Defendant ran a stop sign with a number of parties involved. Settlement required resolution of coverage insurance issues and distribution of the settlement proceeds between several seriously injured parties.
$100,000 policy limits and two (2) dram shop carriers in the amounts of $16,300.00 and $16,300.00 settlements respectively. 62 year old woman seriously injured when defendant ran a stop sign.
$100,000 policy limits and two (2) dram shop carriers in the amounts of $6,500.00 and
$6,500.00 settlements respectively. Police department dispatcher who sustained a fractured ankle when defendant ran a stop sign.
$100,000 policy limits settlement for a truck driver who sustained an operated shoulder injury in a motor vehicle accident when the defendant failed to yield the right of way.
$100,000 policy limits settlement for a woman struck by a neighbor backing out of her driveway.
$100,000 liability and underinsured motorist settlement for a 63-year-old woman who sustained rotator cuff injury in a motor vehicle accident.
$100,000 liability and UIM settlement for an operator of a motorcycle who was seriously injured when the driver of an automobile made an improper left-hand turn.
$100,000 workers’ compensation lump sum settlement plus funding of a $14,000.00 WCMSA for a 61-year-old temporary help worker injured while cleaning ditches. She sustained a minor injury to her right heel which developed into a wound which would not heal.
$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. The dispute was over who was driving.
$95,000 settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on a grocery sticker in Walmart, suffering a torn cartilage in her right knee.
$90,000 lump sum settlement for truck driver, whose duties also included lifting and delivery, sustained an injury to his lowback while picking up a package. The injury did not result in surgical intervention. However, after a prolonged course of conservative treatment, he was unable to return to his former employment.
$90,000 workers’ compensation lump-sum settlement for a coal miner who sustained a low back injury requiring surgery. He returned to work without restriction.
$87,500 workers’ compensation lump sum settlement for a 56-year-old construction worker who underwent surgery for two (2) herniated discs following an accident wherein he was struck by a falling truss. Client was released to return to work with restrictions.
$85,000 lump-sum settlement for a police dispatcher who developed PTSD following a 911 call.
$77,518 lump-sum settlement for a miner who sustained an operated low back injury during the course of his employment and subsequently returned to work without restrictions.
$75,000 lump sum settlement for greenskeeper with pre-existing heart condition who died from a myocardial infarction while standing on a green.
$75,000 settlement plus funding of a WCMSA for a 63-year-old appliance installer who was unable to return to work following a low back injury.
$75,000 settlement to a fishing guide who fractured his shoulder in a boating accident.
$72,500 lump-sum settlement based on wage differential for a 65-year-old worker who sustained bilateral shoulder injuries.
$70,000 lump-sum settlement to a city maintenance worker who sustained an injury to the right shoulder in lifting incident. After concluding medical treatment, the worker returned to his former employment.
$65,000 lump-sum settlement for a truck driver who sustained a rotator cuff and cervical spine injury following low-speed, minor damage trucking accident.
$41,000 lump-sum settlement for a 55-year-old waste management driver who returned to work following bilateral carpal tunnel surgery.
$40,000 settlement for an eight-year-old child who was struck in the face by an “Air Walker” exercise machine located in a city park. At the time, the “Air Walker” was being used by his 10-year-old brother.
Confidential settlement on behalf of a 66-year-old daughter and next of kin of the predeceased daughter for an 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.