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Firm News

  • August 15, 2016:  We are pleased to welcome Ashley Marcos to our team of attorneys!  Ms. Marcos will focus on representing injured clients in both workers' compensation and personal injury matters.  She is a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, speaks fluent Spanish, and shares our passion for helping our injured clients and fighting for fairness.
  • October 16, 2016: We are pleased to welcome Alexa McCoy to our team as Jason Marker's and Ashley Marcos' legal assistant.
  • Mr. Marker met with State Representative David S. Olsen (81st District) to advocate for his clients against the proposed legislation which would make it more difficult for injured workers to receive benefits under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
  • Marker & Associates welcomes Danielle Cooper to the team as the new paralegal to our Workers' Compensation team!

Settlements and Verdicts

  • Workers' Compensation - Settled: $450,000.00.  A worker was seriously injured when a wood beam fell on his head at a construction site.  Our client had preexisting neck injuries which were exacerbated by this incident. The injured worker couldn't go back to his job as a carpenter. The case was filed as a wage differential claim and took into account that the injured worker would earn less money over the remainder of his life as a result of permanent work restrictions.
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $340,000.00.  Premises Liability: Plaintiff stepped into an uncapped drain pipe in the common area of her neighborhood, causing fractures and ultimately resulting in CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrom).
  • Personal Injury - Settled for $190,000.00.  Slip and Fall / Premises Liability: Plaintiff entered the door of an office building and fell down a dimly lit flight of stairs resulting in a sprained ankle, deep venous thrombosis (blood clot) and pulmonary embolism.
  • Workers' Compensation - Settled for $245,000.00.  Petitioner was shot in the leg with a pressure washer causing substantial loss of muscle and resulting in CRPS.
  • Personal Injury - Settled for $60,000.00.  Slip and fall on ice in the employer's parking lot.  The snow and ice removal company and landowner were sued in Cook County for improperly removing snow and ice from the parking lot.  Plaintiff, by attorney Jonathan Crannell, successfully defended a Motion for Summary Judgment and subsequently settled the case in a pretrial settlement conference.
  • Personal Injury - Settled for $225,000.00.  Car accident where other driver pulled out of a private parking lot in front of our client.  The Plaintiff suffered permanent damage to her neck (disc herniations) which required surgery (cervical fusion).  
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $100,000.00.  Car Accident: Motor vehicle collision with extensive back injury requiring surgery.  The at-fault driver's policy limit of $100,000.00 was obtained. Marker & Associates, P.C. is seeking additional recovery by pursuing an underinsured motorist claim on behalf of the injured driver.  
  • Personal Injury - Settled $100,000.00.  Car Accident: Plaintiff sustained a broken arm when the Defendant attempted to pass her while she was performing a legal U-turn. Mr. Crannell attempted to settle the case before filing a lawsuit, but the other driver's insurance company offered only $50,000.00. A lawsuit was filed in Will County and the case was settled shortly after the party depositions were completed for the policy limits of $100,000.00.  
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $150,000.00.  Slip and Fall /Premises Liability: Woman slipped and fell on ice in a defective parking lot outside of a business in Plainfield resulting in a fractured ankle requiring two surgeries. 
  • Workers' Compensation - Settled: $304,070.00.  Petitioner was a nurse/patient care technician who herniated discs while lifting a patient into wheelchair. Her employer did not have workers' compensation insurance, our work comp lawyer Jason Marker obtained the largest settlement to date with the State of Illinois Injured Workers' Benefit fund.  
  • Workers' Compensation - Settled: $150,000.00.  63 year old maintenance worker sustained a rotator cuff tear necessitating surgery when he fell down a ravine in Lisle.
  • Workers' Compensation - Verdict: $125,000.00.  Middle-aged truck driver suffered a herniated disc in his neck which required surgery.  As a result of his injuries he could not return to work as a truck driver and had to accept a lower paying dispatcher position.  Verdict amount represents the wage differential.
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $90,000.00.  Plaintiff's foot became wedged in a crack of a sidewalk outside of a commercial building resulting in a fall.  Plaintiff had preexisting conditions in both of her feet which were aggravated by the fall necessitating surgery on both the left and right foot. 

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Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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SETTLED: Our workers’ compensation client, a machinist, was injured when a piece from a factory press came loose and hit his head. The insurance company claimed our client’s head injury was “no big deal,” offered $7,000.00 to settle, and refused to negotiate for months. We prepped the case for trial and filed a motion…suddenly the insurance company wanted to negotiate. We settled the case for $45,000.00 (more than six times their prior offer), the insurance company paid 100% of our client’s medical bills, and reimbursed the injured worker for his time off from work. Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, are often called the “silent epidemic” because so many victims of brain injuries look perfectly normal even though their injury has changed their lives forever. Concussion and traumatic brain injury victims suffer from confusion, agitation, memory and concentration deficits, irritability, decreased safety awareness and impulsivity; these symptoms can persist for months, years, and in some cases for the rest of the victim’s life. Insurance companies don’t care about our clients; they just care about their profit. If you sustained a concussion in an Illinois accident you need a lawyer on your side. Contact our office for a free case evaluation and discuss your options with a seasoned injury lawyer.

Posted 2 months ago

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Our workers' compensation client got a great outcome on her comp case after a work-related auto accident left her with a concussion and neck injuries. Her medical bills were paid, she received compensation for her time off of work, and we negotiated a great settlement for permanency, but we didn't stop there. Our team of injury attorneys pursued a "third-party claim" against the at-fault driver and we were able to more than double her in-pocket recovery. We are good at what we do and we are relentless. Visit our site or give us a call to see how we can help you. 630-995-9995

Posted 4 months ago

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