Decision awarding a City of Chicago investigator shoulder surgery

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 […]

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Scott Goldstein Secures PPD for 52-year-old Machine Operator

Ankin Law Office 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% […]

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Plumbing Laborer Awarded TTD and Surgery after Fall Injury

A plumbing laborer was awarded $130,000 in bills and TTD along with a cervical fusion surgery while being represented by Ankin Law Office attorney, Josh Rudolfi. The petitioner, Robert Heilmann injured his neck and right shoulder when he fell down a staircase while carrying a countertop and sink. Although he has already had a previous surgery in 2005 the arbitrator ruled […]

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Personal Care Assistant Suffers Lacerated Tendon

Derek Lax of Ankin Law Office 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 […]

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Nurse Awarded Permanency and Medical Rights After Slip and Fall

A 51-year-old woman working as a registered nurse for Kelly Services at the Ford Motor Plant suffered a medial meniscus tear and osteoarthritis when she slipped and fell as she stepped in water dripping on the floor. Her attorney, Jill Wagner, of Ankin Law Offices secured medical rights and permanency in an arbitration ruling. On […]

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Back Injury Leads to TTD and Surgery

A Central Grocers delivery truck driver, represented by Scott Goldstein of Ankin Law Office, 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, […]

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Industrial Worker With Knee Injury Secures TTD

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 […]

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Injured Navy Pier Painter Award is Affirmed

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” […]

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Josh Rudolfi Secures Favorable Decision for U of Chicago Actor

Josh Rudolfi represented a University of Chicago actor in appellate court after the actor injured his left shoulder and arm during a performance of Porgy and Bess. The actor was portraying the character of Porgy, a physically disabled adult, in the employer’s production of the opera. He testified that portraying Porgy required that he spend […]

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Jill Wagner Represents DHS Caseworker in Repetitive Trauma Case

Jill Wagner of Ankin Law Office secured permanent partial disability benefits and medical bill payments for a longtime employee of the Illinois Department of Human Services. The employee, a caseworker, sustained a repetitive trauma injury when she developed a right ring trigger-finger condition. The caseworker (Petitioner) testified she began experiencing pain as her right ring […]

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