Workplace Injury: Recovery of over $9.7 million for an Electrocution Accident

May 21, 2024. Chicago Personal Injury attorneys Clifford Horwitz, Michael Carter, and Gabe Drury of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates recovered $9,700,000 dollars for a Chicago woman who contracted CRPS, (chronic regional pain syndrome) as a result of her finger being shocked when she inserted a plug into an outlet in the IT room. Two electricians and the landlord were sued, alleging that the defendants failed to remove/replace the challenger electrical panel, failed to provide safe and proper electrical power and failed to adequately maintain the electrical panel. The defendants disputed that she was shocked. They claimed it was impossible to be shocked but instead plaintiff stuck her finger into the area between the outlet and the plug inadvertently. They further denied that she had CRPS, but in the end the case defendant paid 9.7 million during the jury trial after 3 years of litigation.

Our Attorneys Stand Up for Workers

Recently, the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter has honored Clifford W. Horwitz, awarding him the Plaintiff’s Achievement Award. This coveted award has only been awarded to 15 attorneys since the Jury Verdict Reporter was established over 55 years ago. To be considered an attorney must first win at least five jury verdicts in excess of $5,000,000.00.

Since 2012, Cliff’s trial team at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has won what was the largest personal injury verdict for an individual in Illinois history, the largest verdict for a back injury, the largest jury verdict for a neck injury, the largest jury verdict for a brain injury, the largest jury verdict for spinal cord injury, the largest jury verdict for a hand injury, the largest jury verdict for a CRPS injury. If you have been injured in a work accident, contact our dedicated Chicago personal injury lawyers at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates today for a free consultation.