Verdicts, Awards And Settlements

At Strong Law Offices, injury law is the heart of what we do — we stand with people who have been injured in serious personal injury and workers' compensation accidents caused by the negligence or carelessness of others. We never side with the insurance company. Learn how we can help you by contacting us at one of our convenient office locations in Peoria, Bloomington and Springfield, Illinois.

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$600,000.00 neck surgery

Our client was involved in a disputed liability motor vehicle accident occurring at an intersection in McDonough County, Illinois. An Illinois state trooper was alleged to have failed to yield the right of way of an intersection thereby causing a collision with the vehicle in which our client was a passenger. Our client treated conservatively with chiropractic care and physical therapy and her family doctor, and was eventually referred to a spine specialist and received surgery on her neck.

$250,000.00 plus lifetime medical benefits carpal tunnel

Strong Law Offices obtained a lifetime wage differential award for carpal tunnel. As quoted by an Illinois workers' compensation commissioner in his dissent, "this was the first time in Illinois that this Illinois Workers' Compensation Commissioner had seen a lifetime award for a carpal tunnel claim in his 50 years of experience."

$710,000.00 head injury

Our client received a head injury in a motor vehicle accident in Fulton County when his vehicle overturned on a state highway. He was helicoptered to a regional trauma center and received treatment for a subdural hematoma and received a full recovery according to his treating surgeon.

$750,000.00 drowning accident

This claim involved the disputed liability against a day care center and local swimming pool wherein liability was highly contested, and the insurance carrier claimed contributory negligence.

$415,000.00 neck and back injuries

Our client was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was alleged to have remained parked on an interstate highway and subsequently rear-ended. Our client received chiropractic care and care to her low back injuries.

$350,000.00 arm injury involving MRSA exposure

Our client was a respiratory therapist who received an alleged exposure to MRSA in a hospital setting. The infection necessitated partial removal of the biceps tendon.

$300,000.00 policy limit

Our office received a policy limits tender of the homeowners' insurance policy for an infant who was left in a baby crib with the blowdryer turned onto the baby resulting in scarring and disfigurement of the infant.


$275,000.00 back injury

Our client was an employee who received an aggravation of a pre-existing condition. This client's third back injury resulted in alleged permanent and total disability.



Our client was a teenager who was participating in bonfire activities on a country farm setting. The bonfire got out of hand and resulted in burn injuries to our client. This was an alleged negligence claim against a tenant in a farmhouse alleged to have negligently attended to the bonfire.


$325,000.00 back and neck injuries

Our client received neck and back injuries and an aggravation of a pre-existing condition. The proximate cause of our client's injuries was highly contested by the insurance carrier. This was an arbitration award in downstate Illinois.


$267,000.00 plus six years lost wages plus payment of bills

This was an injured employee who sustained a head injury on a loading dock as a result of a forklift accident. The petitioner alleged permanent total disability and wage loss.


$250,000.00 plus five years of lost wages plus payment of bills

Our client received low back injuries that necessitated surgical intervention. The petitioner was a member of a local labor union and was injured during the course of his employment.



Our client was a retail clerk at a local gas station who was injured while placing placards for gas price signs on the outdoor sign when she slipped and fell and needed a spinal cord stimulator.


$250,000.00 plus open medical

Our client was an employee of a worldwide manufacturer who suffered back injuries that necessitated low back surgery by a local physician.



Our client had a low average weekly wage and ended up with a back surgery from a work-related injury.


$275,000.00 arm injury

Our client was a minor child who was thrown from a horse while participating in recreational activities. She received a fracture to her arm.


$245,000.00 shoulder injury

Our client was a truck driver who rear-ended another vehicle was found to have been at fault for the injury. However our office showed that the injury occurred in the course of his employment, and our client was entitled to payment of all medical bills, three years of lost wages and $245,000.00 for his shoulder injuries.


$240,000.00 shoulder injury

Our client was a millwright who was injured while working on a furnace at a local university. Our client was able to return to work. All medical bills were paid in addition to the settlement.


Lifetime permanent total disability benefits

Our client was a union carpenter who received neck injuries, and was awarded permanent and total disability benefits for the remainder of his life and lifetime medical benefits.


Lifetime permanent total disability benefits

Our client was a worker at a local hospital and sustained injuries while performing janitor and custodial activities to his low back. He received a lifetime wage loss award and lifetime medical benefits award.


Lifetime medical and lifetime permanent and total disability awards

Our client was a structural steel and structural iron worker working on a power plant wherein he injured his hand, thumb and low back. Our client underwent surgical intervention on his low back and was found to be permanently and totally disabled and required a lifetime medical benefits award as well.


Lifetime permanent total disability benefits and lifetime medical benefits

Our client was a worker for the state of Illinois working on a road construction/paving project wherein he sustained neck and back injuries. Our client was found to have been permanently and totally disabled and required lifetime medical benefits. Our client was a very young person at the time of his work related accident.


Lifetime permanent total disability benefits and lifetime medical benefits

Our client was a dispatcher for state law enforcement agency. She obtained carpal and cubital tunnel that necessitated surgery and had further complications. She was awarded a lifetime wage loss and lifetime medical benefits award.


Lifetime permanent total disability benefits and lifetime medical benefits

Our office represented a client who was an administrative office worker who sustained carpal and cubital tunnel injuries necessitating surgical intervention. She had post-operative complications that disabled her from returning to her previous work activities. Our client underwent an extensive job search and was unable to find work that accommodated her permanent work restrictions or limitations. She was adjudicated to be permanently and totally disabled and received lifetime benefits.


Three years of back TTD benefits, payment of all medical and a lifetime wage loss award

Our client was a worker at a local factory refining parts and was exposed to heavy vibratory chipping and grinding. Our client was medically referred for shoulder surgery and was disabled from returning to his previous occupation as a chipper/grinder. Our client was only able to locate work at minimum wage. Our client received a lifetime wage differential benefit award for a shoulder injury requiring the insurance carrier to pay the difference of wages between his previous occupation and his minimum wage job for the remainder of the client's life.



Our client was a laborer on a local road construction project who sustained a re-injury of a pre-existing low back condition. He was referred for surgery. He was awarded medical benefits, lost wage and eventually settled for a lump sum buyout of his future wage loss.



Our client was a factory worker exposed to vibratory equipment who received carpal tunnel. Our client was initially assessed as being disabled from returning to his work as a chipper/grinder. Our client elected to receive a lump sum award and then was medically cleared to return to the workplace.


$1.4 million settlement

OB-GYN negligently failed to order C-section in a timely manner resulting in death of infant.