Case Results

Searching for the right personal injury attorney in Illinois can be overwhelming. Your lawyer will represent you at a stressful time when you are vulnerable and worried. While every injury and case is different, you may find reassurance and wisdom in learning more about what others have gone through. Browse through our list of case results and accident settlements for a better understanding of what the personal injury lawyers at Lipkin & Apter can do for you. Contact us online or call our Chicago, Illinois office for more information.

Carpenter Awarded $273,000 Plus Temporary Total Disability and Social Security Disability Benefits

YB, a 30-year carpenter at a lumber yard, reinjured his lumbar spine while lifting a 50-pound bucket filled with cement. He had initially injured his back in 2003, resulting in an L5-S1 microdiscectomy for sciatica. A year later after the February occurrence, he underwent another surgery, this time decompression of the right sciatic nerve at the piriformis fossa, a somewhat unusual procedure. The surgery was only partially successful, and his surgeon placed him on a permanent 30-pound lifting restriction, which the lumber yard refused to accommodate. Lipkin & Apter hired a vocational counselor to determine whether there was actual employment for YB given than he had worked his entire adult life for the lumber yard. The counselor's conclusion: there was no stable job market available for YB. The Workers’ Compensation insurer retained its vocational counselor, who concluded that there were numerous jobs available to YB. In the end, rather than proceed to trial, the Workers’ Compensation insurer agreed to settle YB’s claim for $273,000. Under the law, an injured worker may receive both Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Income Benefits.
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Negligent Nursing Home Care Caused Broken Thigh Bone, Settles for $225,000

The personal injury attorneys at Lipkin & Apter were able to settle out of court regarding a nursing home abuse case due to negligent care. Read the case details to learn more!
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Building Engineer Injures Rotator Cuff and Biceps Tendon - Collects $63,000 in Workers Compensation Case

C.M., a long-time building engineer at a Condominium high-rise, injured his rotator cuff and biceps tendon pushing a heavy garbage bin up a ramp. He was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and biceps tendonitis. C.M. went through the full gamut of conservative medical treatment, before undergoing surgery 3 months post-accident. He was off work nearly a year, before returning to his job. At the end of his treatment, we were able to negotiate a settlement of C.M.’s permanent partial disability benefits of $63,000.
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Retiree Slips and Falls on Icy Driveway, Fractures Hip - Collects $265,000 Without Lawsuit

A 73 year old retiree from Chicago, Illinois' northern suburbs slipped and fell on ice while taking out the garbage; learn more about how we helped him receive compensation.
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Flight Attendant Injured in Germany Awarded $186,000.00 Workers Compensation Claim in Illinois

The Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Lipkin & Apter were contacted by Z.N., a seventy (70) year old, forty-one (41) year veteran flight attendant for United Airlines who severely injured her ankle in a fall in 2010 while on a layover in Frankfurt, Germany. Z.N. was a permanent resident of the State of Washington at the time of the accident. United paid Z.N.’s Temporary Total Disability and medical benefits under Illinois law even though she never set foot in Illinois. In all, Temporary Total Disability benefits were paid for five (5) years-through the middle of 2015. During that time, Z.N. underwent a total of three (3) ankle surgeries and United paid 100% of all medical bills for Z.N.’s treatment. Following an examination by an Independent Medical Examiner (ie. a doctor selected by the worker's compensation insurance carrier) and a successful negotiation, we resolved Z.N.’s claim for a 70% loss to Person as a Whole, or approximately $186,000.00.
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Nursing Home Negligence Caused 80 Year Old To Develop Bedsores: $325,000

Nursing home negligence resulted in a $325,000 settlement for an 80 year old woman who suffered bedsores. Learn more about this abuse case from the attorneys at Lipkin & Apter.
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