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Workers' Compensation

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Birth Injury
$12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury
$10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker
$8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error
$8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work
$3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident
$3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury
$3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death
$2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision
$2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Have you suffered an injury while on the job? Workplace injuries can leave you with large amounts of medical bills, significant wage loss and temporary or permanent disability. If your employer tries to limit, delay or deny your workers’ compensation benefits, it is important to consult with an experienced work injury attorney as soon as possible.

At Trapp & Geller, we handle Workers’ Compensation claims for clients in Chicago, throughout Cook County and across Illinois. We represent all injured workers, including construction workers, factory workers, iron and steel mill workers, restaurant workers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, nurses and nursing assistants, and anyone who was injured on the job and needs an experienced attorney to protect his or her rights.

Contact us today online or by telephone at (312) 368-1444 to discuss your case with an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation attorney.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In Illinois, Workers’ Compensation benefits generally fit into the following categories:

  • Medical benefits: If your injury was work-related, your employer is responsible for paying your medical expenses, including hospital care, medication, physical therapy and other forms of treatment.
  • Temporary total disability (TTD): If your injury keeps you out of work for three or more days, your employer must provide you with two-thirds of your average weekly income for the previous year.
  • Permanent total disability (PTD): If your injury prevents you from ever returning to work, you may be eligible to receive benefits for life.
  • Death benefits: If a workplace injury results in death, the spouse and/or children of the deceased are entitled to receive death benefits in the amount of two-thirds of the deceased worker’s average weekly wage.

Many injured workers settle for far less than their claim is worth. Don’t let this happen to you.

Consult with one of our experienced Chicago Workers’ Compensation lawyers today.

Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Claims

If a negligent third party caused your accident, you may be able to pursue an injury claim in addition to a Workers’ Compensation claim. Third parties include contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers and other parties who are not your employer or a fellow employee. Our lawyers can help you explore all avenues of compensation.

Contact Our Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

If you have suffered a serious workplace injury, we are here to help you explore your legal options. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you will not owe us a cent unless and until we get results for you.

Contact us today online or by telephone at (312) 368-1444 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Cook County workers’ compensation attorney.

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
More than 25 Years of Experience

Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

Customized Legal Strategies

Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

Responsive & Informative

Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

Over $400 Million Recovered

The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

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