Worker Compensation Case Results

Aggravation of Prior Work Injury Nets Fork Lift Driver $115,000 Workers’ Compensation Claim

A 45 year old material handler re-injured his back while driving a fork lift truck into a steel barrier. The case proceeded as an aggravation of a preexisting condition. The employer disputed the value of the workers' compensation claim. Following negotiations, Lipkin & Apter successfully increased the settlement offer.
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Combined $1,000,000+ Workers’ Compensation and Personal injury Settlement to State Worker

A State of Illinois was hit by a semi tractor trailer suffering serious injury and surgery from which he remained off work for 6 months. Lipkin & Apter secured workers' compensation total temporary disability payment and ALSO negotiated a personal injury settlement resulting in a total settlement of over $1,000,000.
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Workers’ Compensation Benefits for 3.5 Years PLUS $525,000 Personal Injury Settlement

MC, a former client, contacted us after having been injured while making a delivery to a grocery store. The wheels of his hand truck caught on a loosely covered and hazardous drain causing him to seriously injure both wrists. The personal injury and workers' compensation lawyers at Lipkin & Apter successful obtained both workers' compensation benefits for his extended time off duty as well as a $525,000 personal injury settlement due to the drain hazard.
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Workers Compensation Settlement for Fall Exiting Car in Employee Parking Lot

Our 78 year old client fell getting out of his car he had parked in his company designated parking lot. The lot was unpaved and a large stone may have contributed to our client losing balance. The fall aggravated a pre-existing condition. And an Independent Medical Evaluation determined the fall necessitated surgery. As a contributing cause to the injury, our client received a $50,000 settlement plus $10,000 set aside for future medical needs.
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Slip & Fall in Industrial Freezer Yields $82,500 Settlement Plus Pay & Med Bills

EM is a former client of LIpkin & Apter, who has been working for many years as a mechanic at a large food processing company in northwest suburban Chicago. 

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$300,000 Wage Differential Settlement to Injured Tile-Setter

When this injured worker returned to work with restrictions in a different, and less demanding position than the one in which he was injured, and which pays less than his old job, Lipkin & Apter negotiated a Wage-Differential Settlement for $300,000
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