Personal Injury

Fatal  injuries suffered in an accident involving a worksite mishap, a product failure or negligence by a premises owner cause what is termed a wrongful death.  Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny can help the surviving family (a spouse, children, parents or siblings) or others close to the deceased (like a financial dependent) file a lawsuit to secure compensation for the tragedy that occurred. We know that it is important so begin your legal action as quickly as possible so that we can preserve evidence vital to your case. We also understand the monetary needs for a wrongful death action, which can include medical and funeral expenses, lost future earnings and loss of your loved one’s companionship.  Our firm will file such an action against a workplace, business, or individual if an untimely death is caused by a catastrophic event like civil or criminal negligence or product failure related to construction accidents, premises liability or product liability.

Successes

$327,500 Jury Award for Abusive Behavior by Cook County Sheriff Deputies

We represented a 77-year-old woman who was arrested at gunpoint and charged with felony obstruction of justice by Cook County Sheriff deputies for refusing to…

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$8 Million Verdict for Workplace Negligence

Our client was an electrician working in the basement of a downtown Chicago condo building when he tripped over scrap cables left near an elevator…

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$6.1 Million Jury Verdict for Amputation from Workplace Accident

Plaintiff was injured on a tower crane, leading to an amputation.

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$6.1 Million Settlement for Construction Site Death

Four years after a father of two was crushed to death in a construction accident on an airport taxiway, we secured a $6.1 million settlement…

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$2.25 Million Settlement for Injured Ironworker in Construction Negligence Case

Our client was a 38-year-old female ironworker who required surgery and was unable to return to work after sustaining a serious elbow injury called medial…

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$4.055 Million Settlement for Workplace Injury from New Shoring Product

We represented a 44-year-old carpenter and his wife in this workplace injury and product liability action. The carpenter was an employee of Walsh Construction Company,…

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$9 Million Settlement for Paralysis in Construction Injury

A construction worker suffered a “closed head” injury in a 30-foot fall during the construction of the Radisson Hotel. The accident left the worker permanently…

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$9.6 Million Jury Verdict for Ironworker’s
Fall and Paraplegic Injury

An ironworker fell from a column at a construction site and fractured his spine. He was rendered an incomplete paraplegic with some function below the…

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$5 Million Settlement for Worksite Fall, Injury

Plaintiff fell off a roof at a construction site and sustained a brain injury.  

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$5.8 Million Settlement for Accident Injuries, Loss of Consortium

The driver of the defendant company’s truck was distracted, lost control, swerved into oncoming traffic, and struck our client’s ComEd van head-on. Our client sustained…

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