Workers’ Compensation Settlements & Verdicts

  • $1,078.00 per week for life arbitration award for a carpenter/supervisor who suffered a nerve injury with surgery. Found to be permanently and totally disabled for life with a projected total payout of well in excess of $1,000,000.00 based on life expectancy.
  • $717.00 per week for life as a result of a permanent total disability award for a special education teacher who suffered from a herniated disc in her low back which required surgery. The employer took the case to the Illinois Appellate Court and lost at every single level. The total payout based on Petitioner’s life expectancy is in excess of $1,000,000.00.
  • $650.40 a week for life arbitration award for a pipefitter who suffered from herniated discs without surgery. Projected payout based on the client’s life expectancy is in excess of $1,500,000.00.
  • $547.50 a week for life award for a flight attendant with a back surgery. Client was found to be permanently and totally disabled for life at trial and the decision was upheld on appeal. Projected payout based on client’s life expectancy is in excess of $700,000.00.
  • $400.13 per week for life arbitration award for a delivery driver who suffered from a low back injury. The projected total payout is in excess of $500,000.00.
  • $354.00 per week for life for a truck driver who had a ruptured bicep tendon and shoulder tear with surgery. Total payout based on Petitioner’s life expectancy is in excess of  $300,000.00.
  • Approximately $254.00 per week for life award following trial and two appeals for a truck driver who suffered from a fractured wrist with two surgeries. Approximately $90,000.00 paid in back benefits and interest and weekly award has a projected total payout of over $500,000.00 based on life expectancy.
  • $375,594.00 for a union carpenter with a surgically repaired bicep tendon.
  • $350,000 for a union plumber with multiple torn tendons in his foot that were surgically repaired.
  • $325,000.00 settlement following an award of wage differential benefits for a union pipefitter who suffered a herniated disc from lifting at work. The Petitioner did not have surgery and there was only an offer of approximately $30,000.00 prior to trial.
  • $325,000.00 for a laborer who suffered an injury requiring bilateral rotator cuff repairs.
  • $275,000.00 for a pilot with pudenal neuralgia.
  • $270,000.00 for an engineer with an operated back.
  • $260,000.00 for a union plumber who suffered a back injury with surgery.
  • $260,000.00 for a carpenter with knee surgery.
  • $255,000 (between lump sum and present cash value of annuity) for a union laborer with multiple surgeries.
  • $250,000.00 plus funding of a Medicare set-aside for a nurse with a shoulder surgery and thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • $250,000.00 for a concrete laborer who suffered from a torn rotator cuff with surgery.
  • $250,000.00 for a cashier who suffered from a torn left shoulder which required surgery and could not return to work.
  • $245,000.00 plus funding of a Medicare set-aside for a 56 year old ramp service supervisor who underwent a total knee replacement.
  • $245,000.00 for a truck driver who had an injury requiring facial surgery.
  • $240,000.00 for a truck driver with spinal injuries.
  • $238,742.00 for a roofer who suffered a torn meniscus that required surgery.
  • $225,000.00 for a warehouse worker with an operated back.
  • $225,000.00 for a flight attendant who suffered from a nerve injury with surgery.
  • $225,000.00 for an insurance adjuster who suffered from bilateral carpal tunnel without surgery (paid after initial trial in which causation was found).
  • $225,000.00 plus $8,000.00 for funeral expenses for a disputed death case that involved a drug overdose that was alleged to be as a result of extreme pain from a failed back surgery.
  • $225,000.00 for a ramp servicewoman who suffered a herniated disc while lifting luggage.
  • $225,000 for a truck driver who suffered from a rotator cuff tear.
  • $225,000.00 for a pharmaceutical salesman who suffered from a herniated disc with surgery.
  • $225,000.00 for a truck driver who suffered a torn rotator cuff that was surgically repaired.
  • $220,000 for a tollway supervisor who suffered a back injury requiring a fusion surgery.
  • $215,000.00 plus open medical for a flight attendant with multiple injures, leading to an immune deficiency.
  • $215,000.00 (present cash value settlement partially paid in lump sum partially paid in structure) for a sanitation worker who suffered from a torn rotator cuff.
  • $210,000.00 for a hospital worker who suffered from multiple hand and arm injuries and back surgery.
  • $206,684.42 for a truck driver with an operated torn shoulder.
  • $200,000.00 for a maintenance technician who required multiple shoulder surgeries as a result of a lifting accident at work.
  • $200,000.00 plus a Medicare set-aside for a waitress who slipped and fell and suffered a brain injury.
  • $200,000.00 for a union dock worker with an operated knee.
  • $195,000.00 for an I.T. manager that was exposed to contaminants at work which caused decreased breathing capacity for which the medication used to treat this condition caused the need for a spinal surgery.
  • $195,000.00 for an airline mechanic who had a traumatic cyst as a result of a work-related injury that required surgery.
  • $193,929.00 for a truck driver who ruptured his bicep tendon in the course of his employment.
  • $193,000.00 plus funding of a Medicare Set-Aside for a flight attendant that suffered a rotator cuff tear that was surgically repaired but she was not able to return to work.
  • $190,000.00 for a factory worker with multiple bilateral hand and arm surgeries.
  • $190,000.00 for a store worker with an operated spine.
  • $190,000.00 for a factory worker with back and shoulder surgery.
  • $190,000.00 for a truck driver who suffered a shoulder tear that required surgery.
  • $187,000.00 for a factory worker who injured his low back while lifting a piece of steel and underwent a lumbar fusion surgery.
  • $187,000.00 for a part-time worker who suffered from reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
  • $180,000.00 for a factory worker with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and a disputed neck surgery.
  • $176,000.00 for an office worker with operated bilateral carpal tunnel.
  • $175,000.00 for a pharmacy tech who suffered a torn shoulder with surgery as a result of being struck by a car in a work parking lot.
  • $175,000.00 for a truck driver with a low back injury without surgery.
  • $175,000.00 for a warehouse worker with an operated back.
  • $175,000.00 for a baggage handler with a shoulder tear that required surgery.
  • $175,000.00 for a cable installer who sustained a knee injury requiring a total knee replacement surgery.
  • $175,000.00 for a flight attendant with a torn rotator cuff with multiple surgeries.
  • $173,316.24 for a laborer with an operated fractured thumb.
  • $170,000.00 for a ramp serviceman who suffered a torn bicep tendon while working.
  • $170,000.00 for a printer with a low back surgery.
  • $170,000.00 for a ramp serviceman who was diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome who slipped and fell on ice.
  • $165,000.00 for a collection supervisor with operated bilateral carpal tunnel.
  • $165,000.00 for a plumber who suffered from an operated torn shoulder.
  • $165,000.00 for a ramp serviceman who suffered a herniated disc in his low back while lifting freight.
  • $165,000.00 for a airline baggage handler with a low back injury without surgery.
  • $164,000.00 for a nurse with an operated neck and thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • $160,000.00 for a factory worker with an operated hand.
  • $159,000.00 for a tow truck driver with multiple injuries including a fractured hip with surgery.
  • $151,754.28 for a flight attendant that fractured her hip when she slipped and fell at a bowling alley while on a layover.
  • $150,000.00 for a truck driver with an operated low back.
  • $150,000.00 for a 70 year old painter who suffered an electrical shock.
  • $150,000.00 for a factory worker with two fractured legs with surgeries. Offer of $60,000.00 made the day of trial. Offer was rejected and client was awarded total disability benefits for life. Employer appealed decision and case settled.
  • $150,000.00 plus $57,000 for a Medicare set-aside for a ramp serviceman who injured his knee requiring a surgery.
  • $150,000.00 for a truck driver who suffered from a shoulder tear with surgery.
  • $150,000.00 for a truck driver with a low back surgery.
  • $150,000.00 for a flight attendant with spine surgery.
  • $147,242.88 for a plumber with an operated neck and back.
  • $145,000.00 for a flight attendant who suffered a neck injury as a result of an accident that occurred while on an airplane.
  • $144,577.50 for a laborer (student at the time) who fell and suffered multiple fractures.
  • $140,000.00 for a construction worker who suffered from a shoulder tear with surgery.
  • $137,872.00 for a factory worker with an operated back (heavily disputed causation).
  • $137,000 for a worker with a non-operated herniated disc.
  • $136,600.00 for an assembly worker with a shoulder injury (heavily disputed causation with an initial offer of $1,000.00).
  • $135,000 for a messenger who suffered from a fractured leg. Settlement made after penalties and back lost wages were awarded at trial. Employer did not have workers compensation insurance. Settlement made after trial award was paid in full and employee was paid several years of additional benefits.
  • $135,000 for a flight attendant a fractured foot and knee tear with surgery.
  • $135,000.00 for a messenger who suffered a back injury with surgery.
  • $135,000.00 for a bus driver with a severe hand injury.
  • $135,000.00 for a laborer with an operated back.
  • $135,000.00 for a truck driver with an operated shoulder tear.
  • $135,000 for a factory worker with an operated herniated disc.
  • $135,000.00 for a teacher’s assistant who underwent a total knee replacement.
  • $130,000.00 for a union dock worker with a non-operated herniated disc.
  • $130,000.00 for a flight attendant with a non-operated herniated disc.
  • $130,000.00 for an office worker with operated carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • $130,000.00 for a truck driver who was involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered from cervical herniated discs that required surgery.
  • $127,800.00 for a flight attendant with an operated back.
  • $127,500.00 for a flight attendant with an unoperated herniated disc.
  • $125,000.00 for a maintenance man earning $300.00 a week at the time of his injury who had a knee surgery.
  • $125,000.00 for an airline ground crew worker with a non operated disc bulge. Case was initially tried within a few weeks after the accident because the employer was denying an MRI and not paying lost time benefits. Following a successful trial the employer paid benefits for over three years until the case settled.
  • $125,000.00 for a union dock worker with a torn shoulder with surgery.
  • $125,000.00 plus partial open medical for a special education teacher with a total knee replacement. Case was settled after it was initially tried and won so that client could get knee replacement surgery.
  • $125,000.00 for an airline fleet service clerk who slipped and fell and suffered from a herniated disc with a fusion surgery.
  • $125,000.00 for an airline customer service representative who sustained a herniated disc in her low back.
  • $125,000.00 for a construction worker with an operated back.
  • $125,000.00 for a store worker with an operated back.
  • $125,000.00 for a nurse who suffered from an operated back (heavily disputed causation).
  • $125,000.00 for a worker with an operated spine.
  • $125,000.00 for a truck driver with a repetitive trauma back injury that required surgery.
  • $123,000.00 for a hotel auditor who slipped and fell resulting in a knee surgery and a shoulder surgery.
  • $122,500.00 for an injured ramp agent with alleged reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
  • $121,761.50 for a paramedic who suffered a shoulder tear, bicep tear and elbow impingement that required multiple surgical procedures.
  • $120,000.00 for a factory worker who suffered from a fractured wrist with multiple surgeries.
  • $120,000.00 for a construction worker with bilateral cubital tunnel syndrome.
  • $120,000.00 for a carpenter/foreman who suffered a torn shoulder while lifting at work.
  • $119,232.32 for a packer who suffered from a torn shoulder with surgery and thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • $118,722.00 for a laborer who suffered from a herniated disc with surgery.
  • $117,000.00 for a truck driver who fractured his ankle while working.
  • $115,000.00 for a flight attendant that suffered from a torn rotator cuff which required two surgeries. The case went to trial because the employer refused to pay for the second surgery. The case settled after the second surgery was awarded and she completed the surgery and subsequent treatment.
  • $115,000.00 for a waitress who suffered from reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
  • $115,000.000 for a flight attendant with shoulder impingement.
  • $110,000.00 for a janitor with a surgically repaired torn rotator cuff.
  • $107,000.00 for a warehouse worker who had a low back injury with surgery.
  • $106,000.00 for a factory worker with an operated knee.
  • $103,000.00 for a pilot with a torn rotator cuff with surgery.
  • $102,847.50 for a teacher who fell down stairs while working and suffered a nasal fracture and herniated discs in her lumbar spine requiring surgery.
  • $100,000.00 for the widow of a truck driver who fell asleep while driving his truck which caused an accident that lead to his death. The employer had no insurance and agreed to pay this sum from his own assets.
  • $100,000.00 for a factory worker with bilateral rotator cuff tears with surgery on one shoulder.
  • $100,000.00 for a flight attendant who suffered from non-operated herniated disc.
  • $100,000.00 for office worker with non-operated tendonitis.
  • $100,000.00 for a currency exchange worker with a non-operated herniated disc.
  • $100,000.00 for a laborer with a severe hand injury.
  • $100,000.00 for a scale operator who was injured while working and required a cervical spine fusion.
  • $100,000.00 for an engineer who injured his hip requiring a surgery when he was crushed by machinery.
  • $100,000.00 for a printing press worker who had a shoulder surgery.