$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.
Catastrophic Injury $12.0 Million Settlement
A catastrophically injured ironworker facing a myriad insurance and Medicare issues.
Brain Injury $645,000 Settlement
A settlement was obtained on a totally disputed case for a laborer who had an unwitnessed fall off a ladder sustaining a brain injury.
Injured Worker $525,000 Settlement
Award and settlement for a Local 1 ironworker whose foreman (and uncle) testified against him claiming no notice of an injury was given. Through phone records and through the impeachment of the testimony of the company’s workers’ compensation administrator, the firm obtained an award in excess of $250,000, including $125,000 in penalties and fees.
Career-Ending Injury $500,000 Award
Award for an ironworker who suffered a second career-ending injury in the same occupation which involved defending in the Appellate Court against an employer’s appeal of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s original decision in favor of our client.
Construction Accident $450,000 Settlement
Established the medical relationship between and effect upon a union millwright who caught a 110-pound steel beam as it fell from its perch and the one in a million diagnosis of his condition.
R.S.D. Injury $425,000 Settlement
John Popelka settled a Workers’ Compensation claim on behalf of an Assistant Project Manager for $425,000 and established a $485,000 Medicare “set-aside” Trust. Our client had developed R.S.D. following a meniscal surgery on his knee.
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We understand the uncertainty you face and aim to provide you peace of mind. Clients may worry about making ends meet while missing work because of injuries or staying out of debt from medical bills. Our aim is to go above and beyond what you expect so that you can focus on recovery.
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Our firm believes that in order be a successful team, we need to work directly with our clients. Not only do you get to work directly with your attorney, but you always have access to their direct number to ensure your questions never go unanswered.
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At Anesi Ozmon, we believe that no two situations are alike. Thus, we work to not only learn about your case but also about what unique goals and needs you may have in order to provide you with legal counsel customized to you.
Protecting the Injured Since 1955
Anesi Ozmon has four generations of leaders and decades of experience protecting the rights of those injured. When you come to our office, you don't just get our team, you get our history.