Author Archives: Greg Smith

Golf Outing Sponsorships

Anesi Ozmon was a proud sponsor of several recent golf outings supporting local trades. On August 24, 2020, Anesi Ozmon was a hole sponsor for the Kankakee & Iroquois Counties Building & Construction Trades Council Annual Golf Outing at Oak Springs Golf Course in St. Anne. We also raffled off a television to a lucky player. On September 23, 2020, Anesi Ozmon raffled a television at the 26th Annual Christmas Golf in September in support of the Kankakee Federation of Labor. The outing was also held at Oak Springs Golf Course. On September 28, 2020, Anesi Ozmon was the long drive sponsor of the Will & Grundy Counties Building Trades Council Golf Outing at Inwood Golf Course in Joliet and Wedgewood Golf Course in Plainfield. We also raffled off steaks at the event.

$625,000 Settlement for Fall Injury Caused by Faulty Railing

Associate Patrick Blum obtained a $625,000 settlement for a 55-year-old man who suffered injuries, requiring surgery, after falling nearly six feet to the ground due to a faulty railing. The man was attempting to hang a potted plant from a hook located above his garage door when he fell and suffered injuries.  He lived in a housing development managed by a homeowners association that was named as the defendant.   On the date of the incident, the client was standing on his front porch that is next to and raised above the garage door approximately 5-6 feet.  The porch’s height gave him better access to the hook he was intending to hang the plant.  Due to the porch’s height, it had a protective metal railing around it to prevent anyone from falling.  The railing was installed when the complex was constructed but was managed and maintained by the homeowners association.  Our client was leaning against the railing to hang the plant, like he had done in the previous years he lived at the house. However, on this day, as he was leaning against the railing, it broke away from the concrete porch at the base of...

$1.7 Million Settlement for Ironworker’s Career-Ending Injury

Partners Brian Teven and Doug Colby obtained a settlement in excess of $1.7 million for a Local 63 Ironworker.  Our 59-year-old client was moving a cart full of steel at a jobsite when the cart came into contact with a base plate on the ground. This caused the cart to tip over, and the bundles of steel to fall onto our client’s foot, causing a severe crush injury. Our client underwent multiple surgeries and was ultimately prevented from going back to work as an Ironworker.   The defendants in the case argued that they were not responsible for the injuries because our client chose the method of transporting the steel on his own, and that he never made any complaints about the base plates on the ground. We successfully argued that these defendants should have known that our client was working in a hazardous area and should have provided him a safe method to move the steel. Ultimately, we were able to convince the defendants after multiple mediation conferences to fully resolve the matter to compensate our client for his extensive damages.
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