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Ankin Law attorney Derek Lax represented a Chicago Sanitation worker who received $156,550 for injuries sustained on the job. Michael Stefanik, an 18-year employee of the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation stepped down from his truck onto a pile of bricks in an alley, causing him to twist and fall to the ground. Stefanik

Ankin Law attorney, Joshua Rudolfi, represented Kelvin Lett following a shoulder injury that occurred while Mr. Lett was doing administrative work duties. Kelvin Lett worked for Respondent’s Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) as an Investigator II. On December 2016, Mr. Lett was taken off of investigative duties and was assigned administrative duties, which Petitioner described

Ankin Law attorney Scott Goldstein represented in arbitration, a 52-year-old Quaker Manufacturing machine operator who slipped on an oily substance located under a conveyer he was working near. As a result of the arbitration hearing the injured man, Anthony Kolinski, was awarded permanent partial disability benefits of $750.59/week for 60 weeks, totaling $45,039.60, because the injuries sustained caused a 12%

Did You Know?
  • If you are injured at work you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
  • A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.
  • Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.

Derek Lax of Ankin Law secured temporary total disability and accrued benefits for a personal care assistant who sustained a laceration of the flexor tendon while performing his duties as a PCA. The PCA, Terrence Bakowski, explained that his job duties included assisting his client with activities of daily living, maintaining his client’s house and performing

A Central Grocers delivery truck driver, represented by Scott Goldstein of Ankin Law, was awarded prospective medical care and temporary total disability (TTD) benefits after he injured his lower back in the course of his delivery duties. The injury occurred as he was unloading 600-700 boxes by hand from his truck. On the day of the injury, he

Derek Lax of Ankin Law Office represented an industrial worker who injured his left knee in a work-related accident. The injury occurred when pipes struck the worker on both knees. He suffered tears to his medial and lateral meniscus as a consequence of the accident, for which, a partial medial meniscectomy, partial lateral meniscectomy, and debridement of

A man employed by Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority for 13 years as a union painter injured his cervical spine in the course of his employment. The claimant worked at Navy Pier in Chicago and on the day of the incident he was driving a boom lift up a ramp when the wheels suddenly “locked up”