Our worker's compensation attorneys represented a 39-year-old cable repairman who was working in a utility shack atop a 17-story Illinois apartment building. He fell through a trap door of a six-foot access shaft while attempting to retrieve a two-way company phone. The access shaft had guard rails/walls on all sides. There were no warning signs against entering the access shaft or stepping on the trap door, which our client thought was solid, concrete sub-floor. As a result, our client fell eight feet to the hallway stairs below, resulting in multiple fractures of his leg. Knee replacement surgery will be required in the future. In the end, our client was awarded $1.2 million for his injury case. He also received an additional $300,000 for his worker's 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.
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.
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.
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
The Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Lipkin & Apter were contacted by M.R., a fifty-year-old suburban police officer who suffered a serious knee injury, that ultimately required knee surgery to repair his knee while responding to an emergency call. Lipkin & Apter was repeatedly forced to argue with the insurance company for M.R.’s employer to ensure that he received his temporary total disability (i.e. weekly benefits) while he remained unable to work. Additionally, he pursued a finding of permanent and total disability from the Illinois Pension Board while receiving TTD from Workers’ Compensation-a process that took many months of diligence and patience. Ultimately, M.R. was awarded a Duty Disability monthly pension. Lipkin & Apter was then able to secure for M.R. an excellent Lump Sum Workers’ Compensation settlement over $147,000.00, an amount equal to 40% loss of a person as a whole for permanent disability.
The attorneys at Lipkin & Apter have successful experience processing mold and toxic tort cases and OSHA air quality restrictions. In this case, we successfully negotiated a settlement of $420,000. Defendants initially offered a total of only $20,000. Our investigation and medical testimony proved to the Defendants that our client’s claims were severe and possessed a strong likelihood of success at trial.
Lipkin & Apter attorneys get results. We know how to maximize the money damages our clients have coming to them in a variety of personal injury cases including auto accidents, workers compensation, medical negligence, nursing home abuse, and construction accidents.