Recent Notable Results
Successfully litigated a complex case of a Harvey Firefighter who suffered four accidents over a period of four years securing permanent and total disability benefits- total value of benefits $1.5 Million.
Successfully litigated the only decision in recent Illinois history proving a Northwest suburban firefighter’s prostate cancer was related to his occupational exposure, on review, the total value of benefits $850,000.00.
Successfully litigated a South Suburban Firefighter who lost their career due to a disputed shoulder injury. Six years of worker’s compensation benefits paid, paid vocational rehabilitation with all tuition/fees/weekly pay benefits paid during a 30 month Master’s Degree. The individual now earns six figures annually in a new medical career- the total value of benefits exceeds $800,000.00.
Sysco Driver where the carrier disputed a back injury awarded unpaid weekly worker’s compensation, medical benefits, and settlement- total benefits exceeded $800,000.00.
RIGHT KNEE INJURY: $700,000
A 50-year-old Painter where the carrier disputed his right knee injury and the painter had permanent restrictions. The total settlement value of benefits was $700,000.00.
An elevator mechanic with a shoulder injury and disputed permanent restrictions- total settlement value $700,000.00.
Union Mason with total knee replacement, total settlement value $650,000.00.
Lowe’s paint mixer earning $600 weekly underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy. The carrier disputed the matter and it was settled for a total value of $500,000.00.
A non-union laborer earning $522.00 weekly underwent a cervical fusion with permanent restrictions and settled for $500,000.00.
Successfully litigated a complex matter where a Northwest suburban firefighter returned back to work for 18 months following an initial back injury. Following his return to work, he suffered five additional aggravating injuries then hired Serowka Law. Won the case with a total value of $440,000.00.
UPS driver with knee injury settled for $366,000.00.
Successfully litigated the ONLY MRSA case in Illinois State history for a paramedic under the Occupational Exposure Act, a $350,000.00 total value.
Non-union painter with shoulder injury earning $800 weekly settled for $305,000.00.
Painter with knee injury returned back to painting - settlement $300,000.00.
Manufacturing Technician earning $600 weekly, settled for $300,000.00.
Non-union Painter earning $800 per week settled for $245,000.00.
Hospital CNA with an injured ankle earning $600 weekly, settled for $235,000.00
The carrier disputed that a Freeport firefighters’ lung cancer, who had a prior history of cancer, was duty-related. Serowka Law settled this matter for $200,000.00 under Section 8d2 to avoid any reduction to widow’s survivorship pension.
OVER $200,000 EACH
Over 40 cases of injured workers with weekly earnings of $400-$600 where the carrier had disputed the cases. Settled cases individually in excess of $200,000.00-$300,000.00.