$5,000,000

$5 Million Settlement for an Amputation Case

Pedestrian at Wisconsin auto auction recovers after being crushed between two SUVs. Badger State Auto Auction and its insurer, West Bend Insurance, agreed to pay $5.0 million to a Chicago man who suffered an above-the-knee amputation in August, 2011 after being crushed between the bumpers of two SUVs.

The victim, a 41 year old Chicago resident and tradesman, was attending an auto auction at the Badger State Auto Auction facility in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on August 25, 2011. While walking among cars lining up to enter the auction building, a practice allowed by Badger State so customers could get a closer look at vehicles, he was crushed between the bumpers of two SUVs. Francis Yeager, an auto auction employee stated that the 2004 Ford Explorer he was driving "just took off like a bat out of hell" according to Romero's lawyer, James J. Morici, Jr., a partner at Morici, Figlioli & Associates.

Morici, who is also licensed in Wisconsin, stated that Romero suffered near-fatal injuries and fractures to each leg with his right leg being unsalvageable and succumbing to an above-the-knee amputation during his hospitalization at the Theda Clarke Medical Center to which he was airlifted in Neenah, Wisconsin. His recovery continued with multiple surgeries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an extensive period of inpatient and outpatient physical therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Romero continues to suffer extreme pain and mental anguish as a result of his many fractures, multiple surgeries and difficulty in being fitted with a properly fitting prosthesis to his right lower extremity, his lawyer said.

The suit alleged that Badger State Auto Auction failed to properly enforce safe crowd control procedures by allowing its customers to comingle with moving vehicles. The Thursday afternoon auction commonly attended by over 400 buyers usually sells 1,000 to 1,200 vehicles per week, Morici said. "The entire layout of the auction traffic flow pattern and lack of crowd control was an accident waiting to happen and Yeager, a 75 year old, part-time worker who had only been employed by Badger State for six weeks prior to the incident, mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake." said Morici.

$4,900,000

$4.9 Million Settlement for Refinery Accident

The Plaintiff was injured while working at a refinery facility in Romeoville, Illinois. The injuries occurred as a result of the accidental release of hydrogen sulfide gas while the Plaintiff was installing a blind on an FCC unit at the refinery. As a result of the gas release, the Plaintiff blacked-out and fell an approximate 6-feet.

James J. Morici, Jr. negotiated a $4.9 million dollar settlement on behalf of a Lockport area union pipe fitter. The Plaintiff was injured while working at a refinery facility in Romeoville, Illinois. The injuries occurred as a result of the accidental release of hydrogen sulfide gas while the Plaintiff was installing a blind on an FCC unit at the refinery. As a result of the gas release, the Plaintiff blacked-out and fell an approximate 6-feet. The Plaintiff sustained a torn left rotator cuff injury which necessitated arthroscopic surgery and 1 1/2 years after the incident developed a bladder tumor which was surgically removed. Doctors said the cause of the tumor could have been contributed to by the incident. Morici, Figlioli & Associates concentrates a substantial portion of its practice in the representation of injured construction workers relative to worker's compensation claims and third party lawsuits.

$2,500,000

$2.5 Million Verdict for a Construction Site Accident

The plaintiff stepped off of a sloped settling tank wall onto concrete debris created by the activities of another subcontractor on Defendant, Walsh Construction Company of Illinois'(general contractor), construction site. Evidence showed frequent complaints by Plaintiff's employer, F.K. Ketler, to Walsh hierarchy of poor housekeeping on site and especially that of co-subcontractor II in One Contractors relative to the concrete debris they left behind. Owner, Metropolitan Sanitary District, also included notices of generally poor housekeeping on site in memos to Walsh project management.

Trial counsel James J. Morici, Jr., obtained a jury verdict for a 29 year old millwright. The plaintiff stepped off of a sloped settling tank wall onto concrete debris created by the activities of another subcontractor on Defendant, Walsh Construction Company of Illinois'(general contractor), construction site. Evidence showed frequent complaints by Plaintiff's employer, F.K. Ketler, to Walsh hierarchy of poor housekeeping on site and especially that of co-subcontractor II in One Contractors relative to the concrete debris they left behind. Owner, Metropolitan Sanitary District, also included notices of generally poor housekeeping on site in memos to Walsh project management. The Defense contended that the area was cleaned approximately 10 days before Plaintiff's injury by their subcontractor, that they had no knowledge of any debris in the Plaintiff's work area, and that minimal additional concrete construction work in the 10 days prior to Plaintiff's injury could not have created the piece of debris. In addition, the defense contended that the Plaintiff was contributorily negligent and responsible for his own injury. Plaintiff was initially diagnosed with a sprained ankle, but an x-ray taken the morning of the incident showed a fracture to the osteochondral surface of the talus. This fracture was not appreciated or acted upon by the Plaintiff's initial work clinic treating physicians. Plaintiff was released to work several weeks later after a regime of anti-inflammatories because he felt somewhat better and was told that his residual pain would go away with time. Plaintiff continued to work through the fall and winter until continuing pain caused him to seek treatment from Dr. Philip Ludkowski, an orthopedic surgeon located in Arlington Heights. Repeat x-rays and a review of an x-ray report from the date of Plaintiff's injury demonstrated the osteochondral fracture for which Dr. Ludkowski performed arthroscopic surgery. The jury was shown an intra-operative video tape of Plaintiff's surgery taken through the arthroscope which showed a large flap of torn articular cartilage being removed. Despite efforts at rehabilitation, the Plaintiff was unable to return to his prior trade as a journeyman millwright (earning approximately $35.00 per hour) and since has obtained a real estate salesman's license and is presently engaged as a real estate sales agent. This verdict for trial attorney James J. Morici, Jr. was one of a long line he has received in the representation of injured construction workers. If we at Morici, Figlioli & Associates can be of help to you, your friends, family or co-workers in the area of our concentration, workers compensation and Plaintiff's personal injury, please contact us. The firm's practice is concentrated in the representation of injured construction workers but also includes a wide range of personal injury accidents including work place injures, workers compensation, premises liability incidents, construction site injuries, products liability matters, and injuries caused as a result of automobile or other motor vehicle collisions.

$2,150,000

$2.15 Million Verdict for Lake County Bricklayer

A 28 year old apprentice bricklayer fell through a two- to three-foot gap between two scaffolds. He traveled eight feet before the scaffold's bracing stopped his fall, injuring his right knee. Plaintiff sued the project's general contractor for failing to provide a safe workplace. A plaintiff's safety expert opined that, in accordance with OSHA and all accepted construction standards, a two- to three-foot gap in scaffolding is unsafe. An expert for defendant agreed that such a gap would be unsafe, but stated that Plaintiff's employer (not named due to the workers' compensation bar) had responsibility for ensuring that the scaffolding was safe. Defendant denied that a gap existed, and called to the stand the site superintendent, who testified that he inspected the scaffold at the beginning of the day and again 15 to 20 minutes after the accident. The superintendent said that he found no gap in the planking. Alternatively, the defense maintained that if there was a gap, the Plaintiff was negligent for not covering the gap and that he had notice of the condition, as he would have stepped over it three or four times. Plaintiff claimed he sustained injuries to various soft-tissue structures in his right knee, including tears to the lateral and medial meniscus, damage to the articular cartilage of the femoral condyle and tibial plateau. He claimed $53,211 in past medical costs and $15,000 in future medical costs, asserting that he may need arthroscopic surgery. Plaintiff did not work for three years following the accident, then resumed for two years before being laid off. Plaintiff claimed $228,000 in past wage loss and $1.2 million in future wage loss. The defense argued that because Plaintiff returned to working as a bricklayer for two years after the accident, his medical condition was overstated and that his disability was suspect. The defense elicited admissions from treating physicians that he exhibited pain behavior far in excess of what they would expect for his injury. The jury deliberated for three hours before returning the verdict, one in a long line of million dollar settlements and verdicts for lead counsel James J. Morici, Jr. Mr. Morici was assisted at trial by partner Mitchell Friedman. Morici, Figlioli & Associates concentrates its practice in the representation of injured construction workers but also includes a wide range of personal injury accidents including work place injures, workers compensation, premises liability incidents, construction site injuries, products liability matters, and injuries caused as a result of automobile or other motor vehicle collisions. For more information, please contact us.

$2,150,000

Over $2 Million Rewarded to Plumber

$2,150,000 for plumber injured during construction at McCormick Place.The plaintiff and a coworker were carrying a large heavy pipe to their work area when the plaintiff was caused to trip and fall on a piece of wood which was partially buried under dirt and gravel. The plaintiff argued that the wood had been used to make a ramp for accessing a higher level of the site, but that the ramp had not been properly constructed or maintained by the defendant general contractor. The plaintiff was caused to suffer a herniated disc in his lower back which required surgery and caused him to lose a significant amount of wages and benefits. The failure to properly construct, inspect and maintain the ramp was highlighted in obtaining this significant settlement. Our firm also represented the plaintiff in his workers compensation claim against his employer and negotiated a successful resolution of both matters. The law office of Morici, Figlioli & Associates (MFA) is a Chicago personal injury law firm that represents seriously hurt individuals. MFA strives for nothing less than fair and complete compensation for its clients. If you have been injured at work or have been in a serious accident, please call our office directly at (312) 372-9600, or email us at info@office.moricifiglioli.com. You can click here to fill out our online request form and receive a prompt response from our staff.

$2,100,000

$2.1 Million Settlement For Stone Mason In A Scaffold Accident

An experienced stone mason fell approximately 8-12 feet from the scaffolding his company had erected. The Plaintiff landed in a ditch on the ground and sustained serious injuries to his back and side. Injuries included a fractured vertebra, broken collarbone, and three broken ribs. Due to injuries, Plaintiff underwent a back fusion. Attorneys Mitchell Friedman and Charles Wallace negotiated the $2.1 million settlement in favor of the Plaintiff. Morici, Figlioli & Associates concentrates its practice in the representation of injured construction workers but also includes a wide range of personal injury accidents including work place injures, workers compensation, premises liability incidents, construction site injuries, products liability matters, and injuries caused as a result of automobile or other motor vehicle collisions. For more information, please contact us.

$2,000,000

$2 million Settlement for a Seriously Injured Carpenter in a Fork Lift Tip-Over Accident

Chicago personal injury attorney James J. Morici, Jr, the managing partner at the Chicago personal injury law firm Morici, Figlioli & Associates, settled a case for an injured carpenter for $2 million plus a waiver of a $900,000 workers compensation lien. The plaintiff was injured when the fork lift he was operating tipped over. He suffered a severely broken leg that required surgery on May 11, 2007. Chicago personal injury attorney James J. Morici, Jr. claimed in court pleadings that the fork lift tipped over due to improper loading of the debris pan. Morici, Figlioli & Associates is a Chicago personal injury law firm that represents seriously hurt individuals. They strive for nothing less than fair and complete compensation for their clients.

$1,800,000

$1.8 Million Verdict For A Local 137 Pipefitter

Plaintiff, a 56 year old pipe fitter working for a subcontractor to General Electric at Commonwealth Edison's Nuclear Power Plant during outage modification work fell approximately four (4) feet straddling a 6 inch pipe while climbing to a welding position by using pipe remnants as hand and foot holds. Plaintiff admitted that this was an unsafe act and against OSHA rules as well as the plant procedures of Defendant, Commonwealth Edison. Evidence showed that the Plaintiff was not provided with a safe work support like a ladder or a scaffold due to improper scheduling and coordination of the work and the build up of debris during the demolition phase of the project. Defense contended that a scaffold, indeed, was provided with a proper ladder, but that the Plaintiff chose not to use it. Defense presented an independent eye witness who traveled from Florida to testify that he was the only witness in the room at the time when the Plaintiff was injured and that he, himself, climbed a safe ladder onto a scaffold to reach the area Plaintiff was attempting to access. The witness claimed that the 56 year old Plaintiff shunned the safety devices in favor of attempting to scale piping which may have included the side of the scaffold. In addition, although severely impeached, various defense witnesses claimed that there was no build up of debris even though trial attorney James J. Morici, Jr.'s use of internal project documents showed otherwise, and that a safe scaffold was provided. Morici, Figlioli & Associates concentrates its practice in the representation of injured construction workers but also includes a wide range of personal injury accidents including work place injures, workers compensation, premises liability incidents, construction site injuries, products liability matters, and injuries caused as a result of automobile or other motor vehicle collisions.

$1,780,000

$1.78 Million For Bricklayer Injured On Construction Site

In a case presented by attorneys James J. Morici, Jr., a Cook County jury returned a verdict for a bricklayer totaling $1.78 million for injuries sustained when a scaffold he was working upon collapsed at a new-home construction site in South Barrington.The Plaintiff, a 24-year-old bricklayer from Chicago, was injured when the scaffold he was working upon collapsed. As a result of the accident, the Plaintiff sustained a severe broken back as well as broken ribs, preventing him from returning to the masonry profession.The Plaintiff based his case upon the failure of the Defendant to comply with the safety regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in the construction and maintenance of the scaffolding. Specifically, the Defendant erected the scaffolding in question on a slope with its lower legs supported by concrete blocks instead of the requisite safe supports required by OSHA standards. Plaintiff asserted that the Defendant's failure to comply with these standards, along with heavy rains the day before, undermined the scaffold's support and caused it to tip injuring the Plaintiff. The Cook County jury of 12 deliberated for approximately three and one-half hours before returning a verdict against the Defendant totaling $2.18 million, reduced by 20% for the Plaintiff's contributory negligence. The Honorable Judge William Maki presided over the trial at Chicago's Daley Center. Morici, along with partner David Figlioli, is a founder in the Chicago based personal injury and worker's compensation firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates. He is a long time veteran of Northern Illinois trial courtrooms and is a former First Chair, Assistant Cook County State's Attorney. For more information on representation as a result of serious negligence claims, call to speak to one of our attorneys at 312.372.9600. There is no charge for our initial consultation, and our representation is provided on a contingency fee basis which provides no attorneys fees unless recovery is made.

$1,500,000

$1.5 Million For Construction Worker Injured At McCormick Place Expansion

In a case presented by attorney James J. Morici, Jr., a Cook County jury returned a verdict for a construction worker totaling $1.5 million for injuries sustained when he slipped and fell from a step ladder on the McCormick Place South expansion project. The Plaintiff, a 40-year-old drywall-taper from Chicago, was injured when he slipped and fell six feet while working in the basement of the McCormick Place Convention Center expansion project. As a result of the accident, the Plaintiff sustained a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee requiring surgery, preventing him from returning to the drywall profession. The Plaintiff based his case upon the failure of the Defendant to comply with safety and contractual documentation provided by McCormick Place General Contractors which stated that proper scaffolding and other safety equipment was to be provided to all workers upon the site. Plaintiff asserted that the failure to comply with these stated guidelines, as well as the allowance of an accumulation of water and debris on the floor by the Defendants, resulted in the accident and the Plaintiff's injuries. The Cook County jury of 12 deliberated for approximately three and one-half hours before returning a verdict against the Defendant totaling $2 million, reduced by 25 % for the Plaintiff's contributory negligence. The Honorable Judge Susan Fleming presided over the trial at Chicago's Daley Center. Morici, a founding partner of the Chicago based personal injury and worker's compensation firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates, is a long time veteran of Northern Illinois trial courtrooms and is a former First Chair, Assistant Cook County State's Attorney. At the time it was the fourth seven-figure verdict for Mr. Morici in the past 18 months and his tenth Plaintiff's verdict in-a-row since founding the firm with partner David Figlioli in September, 1998.

$1,100,000

$1 Million Awarded To A Chicago Area Ironworker

A Local #1 Ironworker who sustained work-induced injuries to his back was awarded $1 million. Due to the severity of his injuries, the Plaintiff was unable to work for a number of years and was left with long-term effects from his injuries. Attorneys, James J. Morici, Jr. and Charles Wallace negotiated the $1 million settlement in favor of the Plaintiff. Morici, Figlioli & Associates concentrates its practice in the representation of injured construction workers but also includes a wide range of personal injury accidents including work place injures, workers compensation, premises liability incidents, construction site injuries, products liability matters, and injuries caused as a result of automobile or other motor vehicle collisions. For more information, please contact us.

$1,100,000

$1.1 Million Settlement For Injured Construction Worker

The plaintiff suffered a crush injury to their left foot when a 100 lb. jackhammer landed on the left extremity.

Attorney James J. Morici Jr. obtained a $1.1 million settlement for an injured construction worker. The plaintiff suffered a crush injury to their left foot when a 100 lb. jackhammer landed on the left extremity.

$1,100,000

$1.1 Million Verdict For A 66 Year-Old Women In Shopping Cart Accident

The client, a 66-year-old women from Crystal Lake, was struck from behind by a number of carts being pushed by an employee of the store. Plaintiff was struck in her lower back and thrown forward as she grasped the handle of the cart in front of her. She sustained serious injury to her back which necessitated invasive surgery.

Trial attorney, James J. Morici, Jr., obtained a $1.1 million verdict on behalf of a Crystal Lake women who was injured in a shopping-cart accident at a big box store. The client, a 66-year-old women from Crystal Lake, was struck from behind by a number of carts being pushed by an employee of the store. Plaintiff was struck in her lower back and thrown forward as she grasped the handle of the cart in front of her. She sustained serious injury to her back which necessitated invasive surgery. The Honorable Judge Cheryl Starkes presided over the seven day trial at Chicago's Daley Center. After approximately two-hours the jury returned a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff in the sum of 1.1 million dollars. Mr. Morici is a long time veteran of Northern Illinois trial courtrooms and a former First Chair, Assistant Cook County State's Attorney. Along with premises liability cases, the firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates also represents the injured in construction site accidents, products liability, automobile negligence, railroad, aviation and other transportation related injuries, as well as workers compensation and workplace related injuries.

$1,000,000

$1 Million Verdict For An Injured HVAC Worker

The plaintiff was injured when a coworker dropped a piece of sheet metal on the plaintiffs head causing a concussion, hearing loss, and injury to the head and back of the neck.

Attorney's at Morici Figlioli and Associates obtained a sizable verdict for an injured HVAC worker. The plaintiff was injured when a coworker dropped a piece of sheet metal on the plaintiffs head causing a concussion, hearing loss, and injury to the head and back of the neck.

$1,000,000

$1 Million Verdict For An Injured Pregnant Motorist

A Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of a Berwyn couple totaling $982,000 for injuries sustained to a seven-month pregnant motorist when her car was struck by a semi-tanker/trailer on I-290. The Plaintiff, a 29 year-old Post Office worker who was seven-months pregnant at the time of the collision, had her east-bound Dodge Intrepid propelled over the separating wall of I-290 near Mannheim into westbound traffic. The tanker truck owned by the Defendants, had swerved to avoid oncoming traffic, crossing over three lanes eventually striking five vehicles, including the Plaintiff's. Rescue efforts, involving emergency personnel from three municipalities, were headed by the Westchester Fire Department. The Motorist was extricated after 30 minutes from her vehicle by rescue personnel who were forced to cut the roof off of her vehicle. Due to the extraordinary efforts of emergency workers at the scene, the child the motorist was carrying was not injured nor did the Plaintiff suffer paralysis. The injured driver was taken to Loyola Hospital and treated by the Head of Spinal Surgery, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Alexander Ghanaym who diagnosed her with a fractured neck. The Cook County jury of five women and six men returned a verdict against the Defendants. The Plaintiffs were represented by James J. Morici, Jr., and Cristina Mungai of the Chicago personal injury and worker's compensation firm Morici, Figlioli & Associates. The jury deliberated for approximately five hours. Mr. Morici is a long time veteran of Northern Illinois trial courtrooms and a former First Chair, Assistant Cook County State's Attorney. Circuit Judge Debra Mary Dooling presided over the five day trial at Chicago's Daley Center.

$1,000,000

$1 Million Verdict For Injured Truck Driver

A $1 million verdict was obtained by attorney David Schwaner on behalf of a seriously injured delivery truck driver. The driver was picking up a delivery and slipped on a wet concrete floor. The plaintiff sustained severe head trauma. There were no signs or warnings that the floor had been wet and to take caution.

$1,000,000

Morici Figlioli and Associates- Construction Site Injury Results in $1M Verdict

Local 1 Ironworker awarded $1M verdict for strained elbow in hoisting incident

A Cook County jury in a Chicago Personal injury lawsuit awarded an ironworker over $1,000,000 Tuesday after 3 hours of deliberation. The plaintiff a 58 year old tradesman was injured in 2003 when a rebar mat he was guiding into a foundation excavation was jerked by the operator of a backhoe from which it was suspended. The jerking of the load pulled the victim's arm causing recurrent inflammation of the internal structures of his elbow making it painful for him to perform ironwork involving the tying of reinforcing steel bars together with wire for the reinforcement of poured concrete structures. As a result he has been limited in the types of jobs he can accept, limiting his income by about 20%. The plaintiff was represented by lead trial counsel Charles Wallace and Mitchell Friedman of the Chicago personal injury law firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates. It represents one of several recent seven figure recoveries for the firm's clients obtained by Friedman and Wallace.

$1,000,000

Construction Site Injury Results in $1M Verdict

A Cook County jury in a Chicago Personal injury lawsuit awarded an ironworker over $1,000,000 Tuesday after 3 hours of deliberation. The plaintiff a 58 year old tradesman was injured in 2003 when a rebar mat he was guiding into a foundation excavation was jerked by the operator of a backhoe from which it was suspended. The jerking of the load pulled the victim's arm causing recurrent inflammation of the internal structures of his elbow making it painful for him to perform ironwork involving the tying of reinforcing steel bars together with wire for the reinforcement of poured concrete structures. As a result he has been limited in the types of jobs he can accept, limiting his income by about 20%. The plaintiff was represented by lead trial counsel Charles Wallace and Mitchell Friedman of the Chicago personal injury law firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates. It represents one of several recent seven figure recoveries for the firm's clients obtained by Friedman and Wallace.

$950,000

$950,000 Settlement for Injured Millwright

Walsh Construction Company of Illinois agreed to pay $950,000 to a millwright injured in a May, 2000 fall during their administration of a construction site. The project took place at the Metropolitan Water and Reclamation District site at McCormick and Howard in Skokie, Illinois. The 46 year old millwright foreman was injured when he fell from an unprotected catwalk approximately 16 feet above the concrete bottom of a sewage plant tank. While assisting another crew to move a steel trough into place adjacent to the catwalk which separated two tanks, the Plaintiff was pulling on a choker which rigged the trough to an overhead crane when his hand slipped. He landed on his feet in the bottom of the tank after turning in mid-air and striking a piece of equipment. The allegations included the failure of the general contractor to provide OSHA mandated safety rails around the perimeter of the tank to protect those working on or about the catwalk. Initially, the Plaintiff was treated for low back pain and soreness to both heels. He returned to work after three months, but about a year later was unable to continue in his trade. Approximately six years after the incident, he underwent bi-lateral hip replacement due to a congenital condition which his counsel, James J. Morici, Jr. argued was aggravated by the trauma of the occurrence. In addition to the sum that the insurers for Walsh were made to pay, the settlement included the waiver of a six-figure workers compensation lien. Morici, Figlioli & Associates handled the workers compensation case for the Plaintiff and subsequently filed a third party common law action in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The seven-figure value settlement for the Plaintiff is one of a long line of substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured tradespeople brought about by the efforts of Morici, Figlioli & Associates. For more information about this matter or how we can be of assistance to you, your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

$920,000

$920 K for Slip and Fall Head Injury

A Cook County Jury awarded a Wichester man $920,000.00 for head injuries sustained in a 2005 slip and fall. The Plaintiff, an independent contractor, visiting a local meals wheels kitchen fell striking his head and sustaining mild closed head trauma. Evidence showed that the floor had been recently mopped by a kitchen employee and left wet without giving any warning. The Plaintiff was treated at local emergency room and despite 2 negative CT scans was diagnosed with a concussion and released. He experienced double vision, dizziness and other related symptoms leading to eye muscle surgery to correct his vision deficits. The Jury deliberated one hour and forty-five minutes before returning its verdict after a one week long trial. The Plaintiff was represented by Mr. David Schwaner of Morici Figlioli & Associates. Judge Maureen Durkin Roy presided over the trial. This represents the most recent in a continuing string of favorable verdicts received by Mr. Schwaner in Cook and the surrounding counties. Mr. Schwaner a fifth year lawyer and graduate of Loyola University has been associated with the firm since graduation.

$900,000

$900,000 For an Injured Journey Ironworker/Formen

The Plaintiff suffered injuries to the left arm and elbow resulting in tendonitis and a stress fracture.

Attorneys Charles Wallace and Mitchell Friedman obtained a favorable verdict for a Chicago Heights construction worker. The Plaintiff suffered injuries to the left arm and elbow resulting in tendonitis and a stress fracture. Plaintiff's injuries where due to the lack of appropriate equipment available on the job site; instead Plaintiff had to use a "make-shift" hoist, approved by management, to unstably move rebar mats.

$700,000

$700,000 for an injured Pipefitter

Attorney's Charles Wallace and Mitchell Friedman obtained a favorable verdict for a pipe fitter injured on a construction site. The plaintiff was reaching for a wrench from a co-worker while holding on to a horizontal brace, the brace gave way causing plaintiff to sustain injury to his wrist and forearm.

$590,000

$590,000 in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Morici Figlioli & Associates is proud to announce the settlement of $590,000.00 in a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of an injured nurse who fell while working at a hospital. The settlement was so groundbreaking that the insurance company and the defendant hospital demanded that their identities be held confidential. What we are able to report is that when those in control of the maintenance of a hospital allow dangerous conditions to exist people get hurt and we strive to obtain full and fair compensation for the unfortunate injuries that result to our clients as we did in this case.

While our client was concentrating on her duties as dialysis nurse working on patients who were gravely ill, a maintenance worker began mopping the floor behind her contrary to policy that they tend to the rooms between patients. While our client was attempting to dispose of biohazardous material she was caused to fall on the wet floor suffering a severe neck injury resulting in a fusion surgery that caused great pain and suffering.

Morici Figlioli & Associates makes a substantial concentration of its practice in the representation of the seriously injured in premises liability cases such as this as well as construction site negligence cases, products liability injuries and workman’s compensation claims.

$550,000

$550,000 Settlement

The plaintiff fell down a flight of stairs at an auto part store injuring his back and elbow, which required surgery to repair, and long term effects.

Morici Figlioli and Associates represented a plaintiff who was injured in an unsafe working environment. The plaintiff fell down a flight of stairs at an auto part store injuring his back and elbow, which required surgery to repair, and long term effects.

$465,000

$465,000 Settlement for Construction Worker Caught On Fire

Plaintiff was standing near a space heater on a construction site. The heater sparked and set the plaintiffs pants on fire just above the knees. Plaintiff suffered severe burns to his inner thighs.

$450,000

$450,000 Settlement for Carpenter Burned by Heater

Morici, Figlioli & Associates' attorneys Charles A. Wallace and James J. Morici, Jr. worked together to effectuate a $450,000 settlement in addition to the waiver of a $275,000 workers compensation lien on behalf of a union carpenter injured at a Wrigleyville condominium project in November, 2002. The journeyman carpenter arrived at work early on the date of the occurrence, a blustery and cold late November morning. Upon his arrival, he was advised that the concrete subcontractor had set up a portable heater within the confines of what would become a stairwell of the multistory building under construction. The Plaintiff testified that while the heater warmed the area, he observed it to emit a plume of flame which ignited the front of his work pants. He sustained significant burns to both thighs and his hands. Suit was brought against the concrete subcontractor who connected the heater, the general contractor who permitted the heater to be used in the enclosed area as well as the manufacturer of the heater, a Minnesota firm, for among other acts or omissions, their failure to adequately warn of the propensities of the heater. This is one of a long line of successfully prosecuted products liability matters handled by Morici, Figlioli & Associates on behalf of the seriously injured. The firm also represented the Plaintiff in a workers compensation claim during the course of the litigation of this third party construction negligence and products liability lawsuit. If we at Morici, Figlioli & Associates can be of help to you, your friends, family or co-workers in the area of our concentration, workers compensation and Plaintiff's personal injury, please contact us. The firm's practice is concentrated in the representation of injured construction workers but also includes a wide range of personal injury accidents including work place injures, workers compensation, premises liability incidents, construction site injuries, products liability matters, and injuries caused as a result of automobile or other motor vehicle collisions.

$400,000

Over $400K Worker's Comp Settlement For Repetitive Trauma Injury

Chicago workers compensation attorney David Figlioli has successfully prosecuted a case before the Illinois Industrial Commission on behalf of a Local 150 Operating Engineer who sustained repetitive injury to both hands and arms over a 6 month period as a result of his work at the Nipsco Power Plant in Wheatfield, Indiana. The injured journeyman was charged with operating a heavy duty drilling rig to take core samples at the plant when he sustained his construction site injury. The award is thought to be a near record settlement for repetitive injury and came after multiple surgeries performed at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. The injured worker was treated at Athletico Physical Therapy including a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). He was required to engage in vocational rehabilitation at the behest of workers compensation administrator Genex. As a result of which he was offered a $12.00 an hour job as a telemarketer for a mortgage company.

This result is one in a long line of successful workers compensation representations by attorneys David Figlioli, Robert Butzow and Carl Virgilio of the Morici, Figlioli & Associates workers compensation department. The firm located at 150 N. Michigan Ave. with offices at 6723 N. Northwest Highway, in Chicago, Illinois, concentrates its practice in the representation of seriously injured victims in personal injury and workers compensation matters.

$380,000

$380,000 Settlement for Motorist with Multiple Injuries

The Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries from a two car collision. Injuries included head trauma, and injuries to the back, neck, jaw, and knee.

Attorney Mitchell Friedman negotiated a $380,000 settlement on behalf of a Flossmoor woman. The Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries from a two car collision. Injuries included head trauma, and injuries to the back, neck, jaw, and knee. The accident occurred while the Plaintiff was traveling westbound when the Defendant traveling southbound failed to stop at a stop sign; the defendant broad-sided the Plaintiff's vehicle on the passenger side, which sent the Plaintiff's vehicle across the road and into a ditch.

$355,000

$355,000 Settlement for Plaintiff Injured by Dangerous Product

The accident occurred due to a tire failure during optimal driving conditions. The rear driver side tire tread split causing the vehicle to rollover.

Morici Figlioli and Associates acquired a favorable settlement for a couple injured by a dangerous product. The accident occurred due to a tire failure during optimal driving conditions. The rear driver side tire tread split causing the vehicle to rollover. The plaintiffs suffered multiple injuries including a concussion, C6-7 subluxation, which required a fusion and further surgery, and whiplash.

$350,000

$350,000 resulting from Lumbar Fusion

A north suburban woman was awarded $350,000 in a personal injury lawsuit settlement arising out of a 2009 rear-end collision. The injured lady was in the vicinity of the local high school dropping her high school senior off for school. Defendant, the newly minted driver operating her father's SUV admitting to not being able to see because her window was fogged up. The high speed collision resulted in little damage to either vehicle bit jolted the Plaintiff's back. Two months later she sought medical treatment for increasing back pain and subsequently about 18 months after the incident underwent a spinal fusion.

$325,000

$325,000 awarded to an Electrician

Morici, Figlioli & Associates attorney, Charles A. Wallace, obtained a $325, 000 settlement on behalf of a union electrician working at a west suburban manufacturing plant. At the time of his injury, the Plaintiff was walking through a high-speed overhead door utilized in one of the Defendant's manufacturing buildings. Due to malfunction of the electronic sensor, the door came down abruptly striking him in the hardhat and causing a herniation of a cervical intervertebral disc.

$308,300

$308,300 for an injured Carpenter

$308,300 for an injured Carpenter

$308,3000 was awarded to an injured carpenter who suffered from an injury to his lower back.

$300,000

$300,000 for Injured Millwright

$300,000 was awarded to an injured millwright who fell through a floor grate.The plaintiff was working in an industrial facility on a demolition project which included the replacement of a platform system made up of grating. At some point prior to his fall, his company had begun cutting welds to remove floor grates slated for demolition. While working to secure a floor grade that had begun to fall, the piece the plaintiff was standing on slid out from under him and caused him to fall through the opening down to the floor below where he suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. The defendant building owner claimed that the plaintiffâ€TMs employer was to blame and that they had no knowledge of the work activities. Numerous depositions showed that the defendant had separately contracted with another company for building repairs and allowed them to walk through the demolition area causing a grate to dislodge and placing the plaintiff and his coworkers in danger. Our firm represented the plaintiff in both his workerâ€TMs compensation claim against his employer for his on the job injuries, as well as against the building owner in this strongly contested matter. A successful resolution in both of his cases was obtained. Morici, Figlioli & Associates (MFA) is a Chicago personal injury law firm that represents seriously hurt individuals. MFA strives for nothing less than fair and complete compensation for their clients. If you have been injured at work or have been in a serious accident, please call our office today at (312) 372-9600, or email us at info@office.moricifiglioli.com. You can click here to fill out an online request form and our staff will promptly respond.

$290,000

$290,000 awarded in settlement to injured Police Officer

Morici, Figlioli & Associates partner, Mitchell B. Friedman, obtained a settlement of $290,000 for a near-west suburban police officer as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. In March, 2011, the officer was responding to a well-being check of an elderly resident and was attempting to see if the window adjacent to a front porch could be opened. While doing so, a dilapidated railing on the porch gave way causing him to fall approximately six feet and be injured. Porch collapses are a common cause of injury in the city of Chicago. He complained of back pain, various abrasions, and a bump on the back of his head. X-rays showed a small compression fracture of one of his vertebra which healed without further intervention. The recovery represented nearly all of the $300,000 homeowner's policy covering the premises.

$280,000

$280,000 for Ironworker Injured by Falling Debris

Plaintiff receives $280,000 for injured hand on construction site.

The Plaintiff was looking over the side of a dumpster for scrap wood to use in his work when without having any warning flags erected, or having a safety spotter, roofers threw a several hundred pound metal frame off the roof toward the dumpster where instead of landing in the dumpster, it landed on plaintiffâ€TMs hand which was located on the top edge of the one side of the dumpster. The Plaintiff suffered an injury to two fingers on his hand that required emergency surgery and follow-up surgery, as well. He lost time from work during this treatment, but was able to return to his job as an ironworker. Defendants claimed that he never should have been looking into the dumpster and that they followed safety requirements for throwing debris off the roof. Through numerous depositions and the use of safety experts, the plaintiff showed that it is customary for workers to find materials in dumpsters and showed that the defendant roofing company violated numerous safety rules. In addition, the plaintiff showed that the general contractor on this site failed to ensure that the roofers were following safe practices for removal of debris. Our firm represented the plaintiff in the lawsuit, as well as his workerâ€TMs compensation case against his employer for the on-site job injuries and a successful settlement was obtained in both. Morici, Figlioli & Associates (MFA) is a Chicago personal injury law firm that represents seriously hurt individuals. MFA strives for nothing less than fair and complete compensation for their clients. If you have been injured at work or have been in a serious accident, please call our office directly at (312) 372-9600, or email us at info@office.moricifiglioli.com. You can also click here to fill out our online request form.

$250,000

$250,000 Awarded To Woman Who Tripped

$250,000 was awarded to a woman who tripped on metal that was embedded in the sidewalk outside a grocery store entrance.The plaintiff was shopping in a strip mall when she left one store and was walking directly towards the entrance of a grocery store. In order to avoid walking in the street she went between two metal posts designed to keep shopping carts in. Hidden in the shadows in the concrete joint between the metal posts was the remnant of an old piece of metal that had been left from a previous remodeling job. This caused the plaintiff to trip and fall forward landing on her hands and knees. The plaintiff suffered injuries to her hands, knees and back, as well as significant emotional injuries from the disabilities she suffered.The defendant argued that her prior knee and back problems, as well as prior emotional problems were really to blame and went so far as to hire medical experts to try to forward this claim. Despite that, careful and diligent work with the plaintiff's doctors showed the true damages the victim suffered. The law office of Morici, Figlioli & Associates (MFA) is a Chicago personal injury law firm that represents individuals with serious injuries. The MFA team of attorneys strives for nothing less than fair and complete compensation for their clients. If you have been injured at work or have been in a serious accident, please call our office directly at (312) 372-9600, or email us at info@office.moricifiglioli.com. You can click here to fill out our online request form and receive a prompt response from our staff.

$230,000

$230,000 awarded to airline worker

$230,000 awarded to airline worker injured on an employee bus. The plaintiff was employed by United Airlines at Oâ€TMHare airport and was required to park his car in a designated parking lot and then having to ride a shuttle bus operated by a company that United Airlines contracted with for the bus service. While attempting to board the bus, the driver sped off causing the plaintiff to fall into the bus and be thrown to the floor causing him injury to his shoulder, neck and lower back. As a result, the plaintiff required significant medical care and treatment and lost time from work. Our firm was able to represent this gentleman in both a workerâ€TMs compensation claim against his employer, as he was injured in the course of his employment, and in a lawsuit against the bus company and its driver. A successful resolution of both cases was made. Morici, Figlioli & Associates (MFA) is a Chicago personal injury law firm that represents seriously hurt individuals. MFA strives for nothing less than fair and complete compensation for its clients. If you have been injured at work or have been in a serious accident, please call our office directly at (312) 372-9600, or email us at info@office.moricifiglioli.com. Or, you can click here to fill out an online request form and a member or our staff will promptly respond to your inquiry.

$225,000

$225,000 for a Woman Rear-Ended by a FedEx Truck

$225,000 was awarded to a woman who had been rear-ended by a FedEx Truck. Just weeks after a shoulder surgery and while stopped waiting to turn into a building where she was to receive physical therapy, the plaintiff was struck from behind by a speeding FedEx truck. The driver claimed that he was distracted by children he thought would wander onto the road, but this was proven to be false after our investigation turned up witnesses who refuted this story. The significant collision caused the plaintiff, who had a long history of repeat rotator cuff tears to suffer yet another tear of her just repaired shoulder.She then required additional surgeries and significant treatment. While the defendant argued that her rotator cuff was already bad and destined to fail through considered use of medical testimony we were able to garner this significant settlement. If you have been injured at work or have been in a serious motor vehicle accident, please call our office directly at (312) 372-9600, or email us at info@office.moricifiglioli.com. You can click here to fill out our online request form and receive a prompt response from our staff.

$200,000

Driver Gets $200,000 Compensation in Highway Accident

$200,000 was awarded to a driver for a rear-ended accident in stop-and-go highway traffic. The plaintiff was struck from behind and pushed into a vehicle in front of him by a box truck whose driver claimed that the plaintiff cut him off and that his vehicle skidded on a patch of oil. Through the depositions of witnesses including the car plaintiff was pushed into, the defendant driver's claims were disproved. As a result of the collision, the plaintiff suffered a shoulder injury which required surgery and caused him to lose time from his work as a cement mason. The defendant also claimed that a subsequent car crash was the real cause of his problems. Close work with his doctor by our firm showed that this was not the case. If you have a similar case, contact the law firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates (MFA). Our knowledgeable staff and attorneys are available to speak with you Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Call our office today at (312) 372-9600, or click here to schedule a FREE consultation to learn about your options. We have two convenient office locations. Regardless of the type of questions you have or information you are seeking, our helpful staff is here to help the seriously injured. For your convenience and to help you expeditiously, please complete the online request form and one of our associates will contact you during our regular business hours.

$200,000

$200,000 Against a Suburban Nursing Home

Christopher C. Cortese of Morici, Figlioli & Associates obtained a settlement of $200,000.00 against a suburban nursing home on behalf of an 80 year-old Plaintiff who was attacked by a co-resident at the Defendant’s facility. Without warning, the Plaintiff was punched twice in the head while she rode the elevator within the Defendant’s facility. As a result of the attack, the 80 year-old Plaintiff sustained an intracerebral hemorrhage, a non-displaced left occipital condylar fracture, and a laceration to her forehead that required stitches. During the investigation, Morici, Figlioli & Associates was able to uncover damming evidence that the police had been called to this long-term care facility hundreds of times in the four years preceding the attack on the Plaintiff. This included a report where the co-resident offender in this case, had attacked somebody in the lunchroom approximately two months prior. This matter was settled before the Honorable Judge John Callahan in a pre-trial conference after the Plaintiff’s deposition.

$200,000

$200,000 Settlement Award for a Melrose Park Woman

Congratulations to Lisa M. Longo of Morici, Figlioli & Associates on a $200,000 settlement award for a Melrose Park woman who tripped and fell due to a defective stairway at a Chicago restaurant. Plaintiff suffered a broken fibula and underwent surgery to repair the comminuted fracture. The settlement came just prior to closing arguments after defendant’s pretrial offer of $60,000 was raised first to $125,000, then $150,000, $180,000 (all rejected by plaintiff while a medical evidence deposition video was being shown to the jury). Finally, when the $200,000 was offered, the case was settled. Lisa has proven herself as an excellent personal injury attorney since leaving the State’s Attorney’s Office in 2015.

$190,000

$190,000 Settlement for an injured Cement Finisher

$190,000 workers' compensation settlement was awarded to a cement finisher who fell into an open hole.

$190,000 workers' compensation settlement was awarded to a cement finisher who fell into an open hole after standing on a wooden frame which was erected by the employer. The petitioner suffered injuries to the foot and ankle.

$190,000

$190,000 Settlement for Injured Motorist

The plaintiff's vehicle was rear ended which caused the plaintiff to suffer multiple injuries to his chest, neck, and kidney.

Morici Figlioli and Associates obtained a favorable settlement for an injured motorist. The plaintiff's vehicle was rear ended which caused the plaintiff to suffer multiple injuries to his chest, neck, and kidney.

$185,000

$185,000 Settlement for Injured Ironworker

The plaintiff was struck in the left hand by a clamp which caused a laceration to the plaintiff's left hand and also split the tendons in his hand. Attorneys Charles Wallace and Mitchell Friedman settled the case in 2008.

$180,000

$180,000 for an Injured Construction Worker

Attorney Robert Butzow, obtained a favorable award of $180,000 for a man injured on a construction site. The petitioner sustained injury to his left knee while pushing loads of building materials on site. The injuries resulted in knee replacement surgery and a grueling physical therapy process.

$180,000

$180,000 Awarded to injured Union Laborer

$180,000 was awarded to a Union Laborer who had injured both knees in a construction site incident. Injuries caused petitioner to under go surgical intervention.

$175,000

$175,000 On Behalf of a High School Student

Christopher C. Cortese of Morici, Figlioli & Associates obtained a settlement of $175,000.00 on behalf of a high school student who was injured when a classmate forcefully smashed the back of her head into the face of a friend while celebrating a touchdown at a high school homecoming football game. Without warning, the Defendant grabbed the Plaintiff’s head with one hand while simultaneously grabbing the head of another classmate, and smashed the two heads together. As a result of the trauma, the Plaintiff suffered a close head injury that developed into post concussive syndrome. Instead of enjoying her high school years, the Plaintiff suffered from ongoing headaches, loss of executive function, two emergency hospitalizations, and substantial treatment with a pediatric neurologist and headache specialist. This matter was settled before the Honorable Judge John Callahan at a pretrial conference after the depositions of the Plaintiff, the Defendant, and various eyewitnesses.

$175,000

$175,000 for Chicago Personal Injury at K-Mart

Tomas Cabrera of Morici, Figlioli & Associates completed a $175,000 settlement on behalf of a Pilsen neighborhood woman as a result of a 2013 slip and fall at K-Mart. The 50 year old Plaintiff was shopping and observing merchandise on a shelf when she slipped and fell on an accumulation of floor wax left as a result of K-Mart’s cleaning operations.

The Plaintiff sustained a traumatic injury to her right upper arm and shoulder. After initial treatment at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago and a period of physical therapy at Athletico Physical Therapy, she was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and underwent surgery at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

The case was complicated by several K-Mart employees and supervisors accusing an outside contractor they employed to do overnight floor cleaning and waxing.

This settlement is one in a long line of successful prosecution by the Chicago personal injury law firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates with offices at 150 North Michigan Avenue and 6723 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, Illinois.

$155,000

$155,000 Settlement for an injured Roofer

The plaintiff was carrying a 50 lb roll of roofing felt that slipped from his arms and fractured his jaw and chipped some of this teeth.

Attorneys Charles Wallace and Mitchell Friedman obtained a favorable settlement for an injured roofer. The plaintiff was carrying a 50 lb roll of roofing felt that slipped from his arms and fractured his jaw and chipped some of this teeth.

$153,000

$153,000 Settlement For An Unsafe Premises Case

Attorney's David Schwaner and Mitchell Friedman obtain a favorable settlement for a women who slipped and fell in a restaurant's ladies room. The floor was wet from the waiters carrying trays in and out of the kitchen. The plaintiff suffered from a right wrist fracture.

$150,000

$150,000 for an Injured Delivery Man

$150,000 was obtained by attorney Mitchell Friedman for a plaintiff who was delivering to a local grocery store, and slipped and fell on a freshly mopped floor causing a tear to his rotator cuff. Plaintiff underwent surgery in order to repair the injury.

$150,000

$150,000 for an injured Truck Driver

$150,000 for an injured truck driver who injured their shoulder while "rolling up" their truck's trailer.

$145,000

$145,000 Awarded For Injury Caused By Rug

$145,000 was awarded for injuries caused by a bulging entrance rug.

The plaintiff was entering a local grocery store through the vestibule where employees had placed floor mats.A bulge in the mat caused the plaintiff to stumble and severely twist her leg leading to knee and hip injuries. The defendant produced a grainy surveillance video which they argued showed no dangerous condition.Through depositions and other discovery, the dangers and damages caused were shown and a settlement was reached. Morici, Figlioli and Associates represented the plaintiff in the lawsuit and the victim was awarded $145,000 for her injuries and suffering. If you have suffered a similar injury or have been in a serious accident, please call our office directly at (312) 372-9600, or email us at info@office.moricifiglioli.com You can click here to fill out our online request form and receive a prompt response from our staff.

$145,000

$145,000 Settlement for an Auto Collision on the Northwest Side

Attorney Mitchell Friedman represented a northwest suburban couple in an automotive accident. The plaintiffs were driving southbound on Barrington Rd. near Palatine Rd.; when the defendant, traveling northbound on Barrington Rd., made a left turn into the Plaintiffs' lane. The collision left one of the Plaintiffs with three broken vertebrae and a bulging disk which affected the use of her left leg. Attorney Friedman settled the case for $145,000.

$144,000

$144,000 Workers Compensation Settlement for Chicago Suburban Firefighter.

Chicago workers’ compensation attorney, David Figlioli, has successfully concluded a $144,000 settlement on behalf of a suburban Chicago firefighter. The 55 year old firefighter was traumatically injured while responding to an emergency EMS call in 2014. The injury caused a herniated lumbar disc at L3-L4 along with an aggravation of degenerative disc disease.

The injured firefighter was treated initially at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and eventually went on to have surgery performed by an orthopedic back specialist.

Suburban firefighters are covered under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. Mr. Figlioli makes a practice of representing injured workers before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission from his offices at Morici, Figlioli & Associates located at 150 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois and 6723 North Northwest Highway, in the Edison Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. He also represents police officers and firefighters injured in actions brought under the pension recovery statutes, PEDA and PSEBA.

$125,000

$125,000 settlement for an injured journey Ironworker

$125,000 settlement was obtained by Morici Figlioli & Associates in a construction site case. Plaintiff was walking on scaffold when he slipped grabbing hold of the cranes hook and chain. Plaintiff suffered injury to his right arm and shoulder.

$119,000

$119,000 Settlement for a Plaintiff who fell on Company Grounds

A plaintiff who fell on company grounds while at work causing him to twist his knee.

Attorney David Figlioli represented a plaintiff who fell on company grounds while at work causing him to twist his knee. His injury resulted in many surgeries and long term pain.

$100,000

$100,000 Against a Defendant Driver

Christopher C. Cortese of Morici, Figlioli & Associates obtained a settlement of $100,000.00 against a Defendant driver on behalf of a Plaintiff who was rear ended in the express lanes of the Kennedy Expressway on his way to work. As the Plaintiff was driving to work in stop and go traffic conditions, without warning, the Defendant drove into the back of the Plaintiff’s minivan. As a result of the collision, the Plaintiff sustained injuries to his spine that required multiple courses of physical therapy and steroid injections with a pain management specialist. The defense attempted to minimize the Plaintiff’s injuries based on the speed of the collision and the minimal damage to the vehicles. However, after the depositions of the Plaintiff’s treating physicians, Morici, Figlioli & Associates was able to prove the injuries were a result of the rear end automobile collision, and the Defendant paid the $100,000.00 policy limits prior to trial.

$100,000

$100,000 Against a Defendant Driver

Christopher C. Cortese of Morici, Figlioli & Associates obtained a settlement of $100,000.00 against a Defendant driver in an automobile negligence case on behalf of a Chicago police officer who was t-boned by the Defendant while responding to a burglary in progress. The Plaintiff was driving down a main arterial road on the northside of Chicago with his lights and sirens on, when the Defendant attempted to make a left hand turn in front of the Plaintiff, striking him on the passenger side of his squad car. As a result of the collision, the Plaintiff sustained a concussion, and a significant injury to his cervical spine. He was rushed to the nearest hospital via ambulance and subsequently underwent a series of injections to manage the pain in his neck. This matter was settled for the $100,000.00 policy limits of the Defendant after the deposition of the Plaintiff and Defendant in this case.

$100,000

$100,000 Settlement for Man Hit by Fire Debris

The plaintiff's next door neighbor was burning bags of trash and other waste when an aerosol can exploded an hit the plaintiff in his hand. The plaintiff suffered a fractured hand and two shattered fingers.

Firm associate David Schwaner obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a plaintiff who was injured by an aerosol can that shot out of a fire. The plaintiff's next door neighbor was burning bags of trash and other waste when an aerosol can exploded an hit the plaintiff in his hand. The plaintiff suffered a fractured hand and two shattered fingers. After surgical intervention plaintiff still couldn't use his left ring and pinky fingers. A favorable verdict of $100,000 was awarded to the plaintiff.

$100,000

$100,000 Settlement for Head on Collision

The Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries to their femur, hip, and knee which required surgical repair.

Attorney David Schwaner acquired a favorable settlement on behalf the Plaintiff injured in a head on auto collision. The Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries to their femur, hip, and knee which required surgical repair.

$99,500

$99,500 Awarded to Plaintiff Crushed by a Piece of Metal

The plaintiff sustained injuries from a piece of metal that had fallen on him. The metal was unintentionally released from a machine.

Attorney David Figlioli represented a plaintiff in a workers compensation claim against Acme Industries. The plaintiff sustained injuries from a piece of metal that had fallen on him. The metal was unintentionally released from a machine. The $99,500 favorable settlement was awarded to the plaintiff.

$95,000

$95,000 For Auto Accident Injury

Plaintiff was traveling north bound on Austin Avenue when the defendant ran a red light and hit the plaintiff causing her multiple injuries to her back including a herniated disc. Injuries needed surgical fixation and long term recovery.

$95,000

$95,000 Against a Trucking Company

Christopher C. Cortese of Morici, Figlioli & Associates obtained a settlement of $95,000.00 against a trucking company on behalf of a Plaintiff who was sideswiped by a semi-truck on a rural county road in Will County. As a result of the collision, the Plaintiff sustained injuries to his neck, back and chest, and underwent treatment with a physiatrist and physical therapy. The Defendants hired human factors expert who claimed the Plaintiff tried to make a turn in front of the semi-truck. However after deposing the defense expert for many hours, that theory was disproved. This matter was settled shortly after the deposition of the Defendant’s expert for $95,000.00.

$91,000

$91,000 for an injured Carpenter

$91,000 for an injured Carpenter

$91,000 was awarded to a carpenter who badly injured his back on a job site.

$88,550

$88,550 Awarded to Painter for Fractured Ankle

Attorney Carl A. Virgilio successfully represented a painter in a workers’ compensation claim where he sustained an injury to his right ankle from a slip and fall off of a wet deck while performing his job duties.

He had ankle surgery at Palos Community Hospital by Dr. Jonathan Cotton of Southside Orthopedics, S.C. and physical therapy was performed at Heights Physical Therapy. After extensive treatment at Southside Orthopedics, S.C. and Heights Physical Therapy, the petitioner was given permanent work restrictions and could no longer continue his job as a painter.

$84,000

$84,000 Settlement for a Young Woman Who Fell off a Ladder

The plaintiff was on a company ladder putting inventory away when she fell injuring her neck, low back, and rib cage.

Attorney Robert Butzow settled a workers compensation claim against Menards Inc. The plaintiff was on a company ladder putting inventory away when she fell injuring her neck, low back, and rib cage. The plaintiff suffered long term pain and disability, which affected her work hours.

$78,000

$78,000 For Couple Rear-Ended on I-294

The accident resulted in injuries to the Plaintiff's neck, head, shins, ankles, and chest.

The Plaintiffs were defended by attorney Mitchell Friedman who obtained a favorable settlement for the injured motorists.The Plaintiff's vehicle was struck from behind on I-294. The accident resulted in injuries to the Plaintiff's neck, head, shins, ankles, and chest.

$66,000

$66,000 Settlement for an injured factory worker

$66,000 settlement was awarded to a petitioner who suffered from injuries to his arm. The petitioner was pushing/pulling a heavy cart when he injured his arm.

$65,000

$65,000 Verdict for a Construction Worker

Morici, Figlioli & Associates is proud to announce the $65,000.00 verdict for a construction worker who was the victim of a rear end collision causing neck and back injuries. This jury verdict was over triple of what the defense had offered pre-trial.

This verdict is one in a long line of successful prosecutions by the Chicago personal injury law firm Morici, Figlioli & Associates.

$56,600

$56,600 Awarded to Union Carpenter for Lumbar Sprain

Chicago workers compensation attorney, Carl A. Virgilio from Morici, Figlioli & Associates has successfully represented a union carpenter in his workers’ compensation claim where he sustained an injury to his low back while performing his job duties which included prolonged bending of the back while cutting and bending rebar.

The injured worker was treated by specialists at the University Of Chicago Medical Center where he underwent significant physical therapy to alleviate his low back pain. After extensive treatment the client was able to return to full duty work as a union carpenter without any job restrictions.

The firm located at 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL with satellite office at 6723 N. Northwest Highway, in Chicago, Illinois, concentrates its practice in the representation of seriously injured victims in personal injury and workers compensation matters.

$56,300

$56,300 Settlement for a hurt HVAC worker

$56,300 workers' compensation settlement for an injured HVAC worker who slipped on ice.

$56,300 workers' compensation settlement for an injured HVAC worker who slipped on ice while installing cable between two buildings and suffered injuries to his arm and shoulder.

$55,800

$55,800 Awarded to Laborer for Tennis Elbow

Morici, Figlioli & Associates attorney Carl A. Virgilio obtained a Chicago Worker’s Compensation award for a laborer who sustained injuries to his right arm while performing his job duties at Carmeuse Lime & Stone. The injuries occurred in the process of pulling and opening the handle of a railcar, which was filled with stone.

He was treated by doctors from the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and he received several cortisone injections prior to having surgery. The injured worker underwent a surgery at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL and he continued with physical therapy at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. After extensive treatments there, he was given a full release to work without any restrictions.

Morici, Figlioli & Associates concentrates a substantial portion of its practice in the representation of injured construction workers relative to worker's compensation claims and third party lawsuits. For more information, please contact us.

$50,400

$50,400 for an injured factory dock worker

$50,400 for an injured factory dock worker.

$50,400 for an injured factory worker who suffered from a torn rotator cuff.

$48,000

$48,000 Settlement for a City Worker

$48,000 Settlement for a City Worker

$48,100 Workers' Compensation settlement for a city worker who slipped and fell injuring his shoulder.

$44,100

$44,100 Awarded to Union Projectionist for Fractured Tibia

Morici, Figlioli & Associates workers compensation attorney Carl A. Virgilio successfully concluded the representation of an injured union projectionist in a workers’ compensation claim where he sustained an injury to his right tibia from a fall off of a stage while performing his job duties at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

He did not undergo surgery; however he received extensive treatment from doctors at Suburban Orthopedics and physical therapy at ATI Physical Therapy. After months of treatment at these facilities, the injured worker was given modified work restrictions, which were accommodated by his employer and he was able to return to work successfully.

Morici, Figlioli & Associates is a Chicago personal injury and workers compensation firm representing the seriously injured in the line of their work. The firm's practice is concentrated in the representation of injured construction workers but also includes a wide range of personal injury accidents including work place injuries, premises liability incidents, construction site injuries, products liability matters, and injuries caused as a result of automobile or other motor vehicle collisions.

$41,000

$41,000 Settlement for an Injured Truck Driver

$41,000 Workers' Compensation settlement for a truck driver who suffered injury to his knee.

$41,000 Workers' Compensation settlement for a truck driver who suffered injury to his knee when he fell walking down a ramp while pushing a hand truck.

$40,300

$40,300 Settlement For An Injured Factory Worker

$40,300 Settlement for an injured Factory Worker

$40,300 was awarded to an injured factory worker who suffered from multiple injuries to her arm and neck.

$40,000

$40,000 for injured Auto Service Technician

An auto technician was awarded $40,000 after falling off a ladder.

An auto technician was awarded $40,000 after falling off a ladder and injuring his left elbow and arm.

$40,000

$40,000 Awarded to Truck Driver for Lumbar Strain

Attorney Carl A. Virgilio from the Chicago Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law firm of Morici, Figlioli & Associates has successfully represented a truck driver in or hers workers’ compensation claim before the Illinois Industrial Commission where she sustained an injury to her low back while lifting a trailer door on her semi-tractor trailer in her line of duty working for Eagle Express Lines.

Initially the client was treated conservatively at the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Later, to treat her ongoing low back pain, she concluded her treatment at the Pain & Spine Institute in Joliet, Illinois. After extensive treatment at both of these facilities, doctors gave her a full release to work without restrictions.

This result is one in a long line of successful workers compensation representations by attorneys David Figlioli, Robert Butzow and Carl Virgilio of the Morici, Figlioli & Associates workers compensation department. The firm located at 150 N. Michigan Ave. with offices at 6723 N. Northwest Highway, in Chicago, Illinois, concentrates its practice in the representation of seriously injured victims in personal injury and workers compensation matters.

$37,800

$37,800 Awarded to Hibachi Chef for Herniated Disc

Morici, Figlioli & Associates workers’ compensation attorney Carl A. Virgilio successfully represented a hibachi chef in a workers’ compensation claim where he sustained an injury to his low back while lifting a heavy bag of rice.

He was treated at Spine Consultants, LLC located in Park Ridge, Illinois and subsequently had low back surgery at Lutheran General Hospital. After extensive treatment at Spine Consultants, LLC, he was given a full release by his treating doctors, and he returned to full, unrestricted duties as a hibachi chef.

Morici, Figlioli & Associates makes a substantial concentration of its practice in the representation of the seriously injured in construction site injury negligence cases, as well as, motor vehicle collisions, products liability injuries, and workers compensation claims. Day in and day out, we try to live up to our motto “Morici, Figlioli: When you can’t afford to settle for less.”

$31,000

$31,000 Settlement for an injured Crane Operator

$31,000 Workers' Compensation settlement for a crane operator who injured back while climbing into the crane. The petitioner suffered from a herniated disc.

$30,000

$30,000 For An Injured Illinois State Police Officer

$30,000 for an injured Illinois State Police Officer

$30,000 was awarded to an Illinois State Police Officer for an injury to her knees and lower back.

$28,500

$28,500 Settlement for an injured City Electrician

$28,500 workers' compensation settlement for a city electrician who suffered injury to the left knee.

$28,500 workers' compensation settlement for a city electrician who suffered injury to the left knee while exiting a work vehicle.

$25,700

$25,700 Awarded To An Injured Factory Worker

$25,700 awarded to an injured Factory Worker

$25,700 was awarded to a petitioner who had injured their arm on a job site in Chicago.

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Chicago Personal Injury to Suburban Police Officer Struck by Drunk Driver Results in Six Figure Workers Compensation Award

Chicago workers compensation attorney David Figlioli successfully concluded the representation of an injured suburban police officer injured in the line of duty when he was struck by a drunk driver. The officer sustained multiple injuries including a torn labrum in his left hip.

The officer received emergency room treatment at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and subsequently was evaluated by Dr. Alexander Ghanayem, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Loyola Hospital in Maywood. The injured officer was subsequently treated by Dr. Benjamin Domb an orthopedic surgeon and hip specialist affiliated with Hinsdale Orthopedics who performed surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital.

After an extended period of physical therapy at Accelerated Physical Therapy in Carol Stream and St. Charles, Illinois as well as ATI Physical Therapy in Carol Stream the officer has been able to resume most of his customary duties.

Morici, Figlioli & Associates is a Chicago personal injury and workers compensation firm representing the seriously injured. A meaningful aspect of our practice involves the representation of injured police officers in both workers compensation and third party actions. The firm also represents injured first responders, police officers, and firefighters in actions brought under Illinois pension statutes including PEDA and PSEBA.

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Local 150 Operating Engineer Receives Over $400K Worker's Comp Settlement For Repetitive Trauma Injury

Chicago workers compensation attorney David Figlioli has successfully prosecuted a case before the Illinois Industrial Commission on behalf of a Local 150 Operating Engineer who sustained repetitive injury to both hands and arms over a 6 month period as a result of his work at the Nipsco Power Plant in Wheatfield, Indiana. The injured journeyman was charged with operating a heavy duty drilling rig to take core samples at the plant when he sustained his construction site injury. The award is thought to be a near record settlement for repetitive injury and came after multiple surgeries performed at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. The injured worker was treated at Athletico Physical Therapy including a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). He was required to engage in vocational rehabilitation at the behest of workers compensation administrator Genex. As a result of which he was offered a $12.00 an hour job as a telemarketer for a mortgage company.

This result is one in a long line of successful workers compensation representations by attorneys David Figlioli, Robert Butzow and Carl Virgilio of the Morici, Figlioli & Associates workers compensation department. The firm located at 150 N. Michigan Ave. with offices at 6723 N. Northwest Highway, in Chicago, Illinois, concentrates its practice in the representation of seriously injured victims in personal injury and workers compensation matters.

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Six Figure Settlement Following Sucker Punch At Teenage House Party In Park Ridge.

The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Morici, Figlioli & Associates have recently resolved a matter in favor of a now college student who sustained multiple facial fractures as a result of an altercation at a teenage house party in the northwest suburb. The personals injury to the victim occurred when he was leaving the premises after having had a verbal altercation with the teenage resident of the home. The parents had left for a weekend in New Orleans and the house was otherwise unattended. The aggressor, a stocky high school football star, was deposed during the two and a half year period of litigation.

Morici, Figlioli & Associates personal injury attorney and partner Mitchell B. Friedman deposed a number of the participants as well as the home owner and the medical professionals who tended to the Plaintiff. The case, previously rejected by a local Park Ridge attorney required a great deal of tenacity in its prosecution. Morici, Figlioli & Associates is a Chicago personal injury and workers compensation law firm located at 150 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL. The firm maintains offices in the Edison Park neighborhood boarding Park Ridge at 6723 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL.

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Carpenter Sustains Broken Vertebrae in Fall of 16 Feet

Chicago injury lawyers James J Morici, Jr. and Lisa Longo have begun discovery depositions in the case of a 52-year-old Carpender seriously injured on a Chicago construction site.

Testimony has demonstrated that the plaintiff was injured while being made to climb the vertical side of a hydraulically adjusted concrete form at a new construction of a downtown high-rise. Despite knowledge by the large General Contractor running the job, the dangerous practice was allowed to continue in the name of expediency. As the forms were moved from one level to another in order to extend the elevator core of the building aboard, mounting plates would need to be disconnected and relocated in order to "jump" the forms. Access to the connecting plates was required and rather then provide scaffolding or a proper latter the men would climb the side of the form. At the time of the workers injury he had climbed approximately 14 feet above the concrete deck and hooked his safety hook onto a bolt that was a part of the forms internal connections. While reaching for his secondary life line to make a second connection, his hand slipped off the form, the bolt came loose and he fell backward landing on his back. His injuries which include multiple compression fractures of the thoracic vertebrae and a herniated lumbar disc have prevented his ability to return to work.

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