CASE RESULTS

Recent Notable Results

TOTAL DISABILITY:
$1.5 MILLION

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.

CANCER:
$850,000

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.

SHOULDER INJURY:
$800,000

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.

BACK INJURY: 
$800,000

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.

SHOULDER INJURY:
$700,000

An elevator mechanic with a shoulder injury and disputed permanent restrictions- total settlement value $700,000.00.

KNEE REPLACEMENT
$650,000

Union Mason with total knee replacement, total settlement value $650,000.00.

BACK INJURY:
$500,000

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.

BACK INJURY:
$500,000

A non-union laborer earning $522.00 weekly underwent a cervical fusion with permanent restrictions and settled for $500,000.00.

BACK INJURY:
$440,000

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.

KNEE INJURY:
$366,000

UPS driver with knee injury settled for $366,000.00.

MRSA:
$350,000

Successfully litigated the ONLY MRSA case in Illinois State history for a paramedic under the Occupational Exposure Act, a $350,000.00 total value.  

SHOULDER INJURY:
$305,000

Non-union painter with shoulder injury earning $800 weekly settled for $305,000.00.

KNEE INJURY:
$300,000

Painter with knee injury returned back to painting - settlement $300,000.00.

KNEE INJURY:
$300,00

Manufacturing Technician earning $600 weekly, settled for $300,000.00.

KNEE INJURY:
$245,000

Non-union Painter earning $800 per week settled for $245,000.00.

ANKLE INJURY:
$235,000

Hospital CNA with an injured ankle earning $600 weekly, settled for $235,000.00

CANCER:
$200,000

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.

MULTIPLE CASES:
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.

 
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