RECORD SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS: $3.5 million dollars in the ob/gyn malpractice case of Hutchins v. Dr. Hartman, Jackson County, IL• $2.3 million dollar record verdict on top of $2.75 million dollar settlement in 2017 in the construction zone car crash case of Adams & Borum v. Terminix, Jackson County, IL• $2.4 million dollar record medical malpractice verdict in the medical malpractice wrongful death case of Yates v. Dr. Doolittle, Williamson County, IL• $1.51 million dollar record verdict in the medical malpractice injury case of Day v. Franklin Hospital, Franklin County, IL; and $900,000 dollar record verdict in the death case of Bowles v. American Legion, Gallatin County, IL VERDICTS: • Yates v. Legatus Emergency Services of Southern Illinois (medical malpractice) Williamson County Circuit Court $ 2,439,000.00. • Day v. Franklin Hospital (medical malpractice amputation) Franklin County Circuit Court $1.51 million dollars • Bowles v. New Haven American Legion(wrongful death) Gallatin County Circuit Court $941,468.31 • Greenley v. Dr. Valdez (medical malpractice amputation) Williamson County Circuit Court $800,000.00. • Pyatt v. Lawson (truck/car crash) Jackson County Circuit Court $660,000.00. • Evans v. Shannon (wrongful death teenager) Jackson County Circuit Court $500,000.00. • Johns v. Gray (car accident herniated disc) Williamson County Circuit Court $407,000.00 SETTLEMENTS: • OB/GYN medical malpractice: $3.5 million • Leg amputation medical malpractice: $1.2 million • $1.65 million settlement for perforated esophagus June 11, 2014 in Nehring v. Southern Illinois Medical Services and MAIC • Construction accident/work comp: $1.2 million • Truck-van collision/wrongful death: $1 million • Truck-car collision: $950,000.00 • Race car crash/wrongful death: confidential settlement • Heart attack/medical malpractice/injury: $750,000.00 • Heart attack/wrongful death: confidential settlement •Products liability/tire failure/broken neck: confidential settlement • Liability/injury from Barn Door: $581,000 • Car crash/herniated disc: $400,000.00 • Bus-car collision/spine injury: $387,500 • Car crash: $385,000 • Truck-car collision: $350,000 • Work comp/back injury: $300,000 • Truck-car collision: $250,000 • Fallen shelf/back injury: $265,000 • Work comp/injury: $228,474 plus hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical bills • Slip and fall/knee injury: $225,000 • Failure to protect/employer negligence: $180,000.00 • Work comp/back injury: $150,000 • Work comp/leg fracture: $125,000 • Work comp/foot fracture: $100,000
 
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Worker’s Compensation Attorneys Helping To Bring Justice To Southern Illinois Workers


Work Accidents
 
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An injury at work can be a confusing situation, because the Workers' Compensation Act and the administration of the Act by the Illinois Industrial Commission is far different than a car accident case in civil court.

Our firm can help you receive the full benefits you are entitled to under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act, which may include, but are not limited to, payment of 100% of your medical bills that are work accident-related, payment of temporary compensation while you are off work recovering from your injuries, and a permanent settlement or award if your injuries are lasting.
 
 
For 22 years our firm has been helping injured workers in all sorts of industries, such as policemen, firemen, coal miners, ironworkers, factory workers, State of Illinois employees, and Southern Illinois University employees. If you think you may need assistance navigating your workers' compensation rights in the State of Illinois, allow us to help.
 
Workplace injuries can be devastating to a worker and his or her family. Injuries can involve loss of income, significant medical treatment, permanent disability and possibly the loss of occupation. While the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides compensation for lost wages, medical treatment and disability awards, employers and their insurers have become more and more aggressive in denying claims.

Moreover, there have been recent significant changes to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act that have adversely affected the rights of injured workers. In today's adverse workers climate, it is imperative to have aggressive, experienced workers' compensation attorneys to fight for your rights.
 
Construction Accidents
We have wide ranging experience in representing clients in construction accidents. We have represented coal miners and ironworkers injured during construction projects. We have represented clients who have been injured in both commercial and home construction jobs. Typically, construction accident cases involve not only a claim against a third party, such as a property owner and/or the construction general contractor, but also a workers compensation claim. At our law firm we can represent you on both claims, the work comp claim and the third party construction accident lawsuit, to maximize your recovery and to pay your medical bills, lost wages and other damages permitted under Illinois law.
Contact us today for more information about our aggressive representation of your work accident .