Abels & Annes

Chicago Work Comp Lawyers reach $195,000 settlement

Chicago personal injury lawyers from Abels & Annes, working with co-counsel, have reached a $195,000 settlement for a local resident who was injured on the job.

Our client was injured on May 27, 2008 while trying to stop a refrigerator from falling at work. He was employed as a semi-truck driver at a Chicago area company.

After the accident he have severe back pain with tingling in his right leg. Our client starting treating with an orthopaedic physician in Chicago. Due to his complaints, the doctor ordered an MRI which revealed the petitioner sustained a herniated disc in his lumbar spine with radiculopathy. He had to undergo 2 epidural injections to try to relieve the pain.

The settlement agreement calls for the employer’s work comp insurance carrier to pay for all of our client’s medical bills that were incurred due to the injury. Further, in addition to the $195,000, we also collected $25,800 in disability pay for him while he was off of work due to the accident.

Accident Fund Insurance is paying on the claim. The contract is expected to be approved shortly at the Illinois workers’ Compensation Commission.

To learn more about work injury claims, please visit our Illinois Workers’ Compensation webpage, or contact our office for a free consultation. Call (866) 99-ABELS.