Victory at Trial: Over $490,000.00 Awarded After No Settlement Offer

November 21, 2023


Brent Eames

Recently, Illinois workers’ compensation attorneyBrent Eames, obtained a victory at trial on behalf of an injured client who suffered a severe spine injury at work which required a fusion surgery. This victory included over $65,000.00 in owed temporary disability benefits, over $158,000.00 in permanent partial disability benefits, and over $220,000.00 in claimed related medical expenses. Keep reading to learn more about the case, and why Eames Law Group, Ltd. is consistently ranked amongst the top work comp law firms in the Chicago area.

Eames Law Group represented a union maintenance worker who suffered a significant lower back injury caused by mopping activities at work. Our client’s workers’ compensation claim was denied, and no benefits were ever paid. His employer retained an expert physician to argue that any injuries to his back were the result of complications from a prior back surgery, or unrelated work activities. His employer further argued that no such work accident ever occurred, and called four separate witnesses at trial in an attempt to argue that the Petitioner’s testimony was not credible.

In addition to our client’s testimony, Brent Eames called our client’s treating neurosurgeon as an expert witness. This neurosurgeon testified that our client’s history of accident was credible, and that his back injury and subsequent fusion surgery were caused by the reported work accident. After considering all of the evidence, the Arbitrator ruled in favor of our client on all issues, resulting in a recovery of over $490,000.00. This was after our client’s employer never provided any formal offer of settlement before trial, and confirmed that any potential settlement offer would be “highly disputed” in nature.

Eames Law Group, Ltd. never stops fighting for our clients, and we will aggressively push cases to trial in order to obtain justice when insurance companies attempt to trample on the rights of our clients.  If an insurance company has denied your work comp claim or refused to pay work comp benefits, you owe it to yourself to contact one of the best work comp attorneys in Chicago, to discuss your rights.  Our firm has been elected to state leadership positions in the area of work comp law, and frequently lectures to other attorneys regarding law, and trial strategies in Illinois work comp cases. If you have been injured, you should immediately contact Brent Eames for a free consultation to discuss your options.

The content of this blog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship, nor constitute legal advice. If you wish to discuss any further aspect of the material contained herein, please contact an attorney at Eames Law Group, Ltd. 

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