The Law Firm of Franks & Rechenberg, P.C.

Personal Injury and Worker’s Comp Settlements

DISCLAIMER: Please note that every case is different based on a separate set of facts, and the settlements and verdicts listed here, while accurate, do not represent the value of your case or the result we can achieve for you. The following are representative settlements and verdicts pursued and won by Attorney David N. Rechenberg of the law firm of Franks and Rechenberg, P.C. It also does not mean that we win all of our cases, we don’t, but we only get paid in the cases that we win. Our clients have told us that one factor in retaining our firm is the results we have obtained for satisfied clients in the past. You should also ask a perspective attorney whether he or she has obtained significant settlements or verdicts, but the decision to hire an attorney for your case, should not be made on that factor alone.


$800,000.00 for a 30-year old single female killed in a rear-end automobile collision. Alden Township, April 2006.

$250,000.00 for a 37-year old married female killed in an intersection collision. Libertyville, Illinois, April 2006.

$185,000.00 45 year old man, Work injury fell at work. Left knee injury ligament tear. MCL surgical repair. Low back injury. Herniated disc. L4-L5 Surgically repaired, laminectomy, return to work full duty. Lake county Illinois.


$4,300,000.00 judgment in a hate crime case, husband and wife in mid 30s, Wonder Lake, Illinois, November 2006.

$1,400,000.00 verdict for police disability pension (lifetime benefits); 47 year old female officer, lumbar fusion. Algonquin, Illinois February 2007.

$1,086,434.00 Medical negligence case, 46 year old female suffered a ruptured spleen. Failure to diagnose and failure to treat. Libertyville , Illinois February 2010.

$500,000.00 38 year old male hit while on a motorcycle traveling 10 mph. Two surgeries, the first being a type II labral tear, the second a rotator cuff repair. Significant lost wages. Barrington, Illinois, June 2012

$400,000.00 intersection automobile crash, 44 year old Female, fractured foot, neck injury, body brace for 6 months, physical therapy. Richmond, McHenry County Illinois. December 2009.

$225,000.00, personal injury, 34 year old male, two separate surgeries resulting in a lumbar fusion L4-L5, Chicago, Illinois. July 2007.

$206,000.00 verdict award, 34 year old male, side swipe car crash. Left shoulder, right hand dominant, Torn Labrum, SLAP tear surgically repaired. No future medical required. Lake Bluff, Lake County Illinois, September 2013

$200,000.00 (policy limit) intersection car crash. 50 year old man suffered back injury resulting in spinal surgery. Settlement offer pre-lawsuit was $1,200. Fox Lake, Illinois, April 2015

$200,000.00 settlement;  52 year old male fractured right foot while climbing a ladder. Multiple fractures, surgery with pins and screws. Disputed wage differential claim. McHenry County, Illinois, November 2013

$200,000.00 products liability case. 46 year old man, right hand dominate, had his left hand crushed and lost the top portion of two of his fingers. Cook County, Illinois

$197,500.00 rear-end truck crash 43 year old female, low back injury, re-injury to herniated disc, two weeks in hospital, physical therapy. Huntley, McHenry County Illinois. November 2009.

$125,000.00 Personal injury settlement, Car crash, intersection collision, 37 year old male low back injury with surgery, Laminectomy at L5-S1; Chicago, Illinois December 2012

$120,000.00 settlement, 16-year female in automobile collision requiring a cervical fusion, Harvard, Illinois, September 2006 (policy limits).

$108,000.00 A 68 year old male salesman, work injury tripped and fell at work, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair & Subacrominal Decompression; Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Olecranon Fracture. Algonquin, Illinois December 2012

$105,000.00 settlement, 34-year old male, ACL surgery, construction site accident, Waukegan, Illinois, July 2006.

$100,000.00 policy limit. Car crash, 29 year old male, low back strain. One week hospitalization following car crash. No lost wage claim. Carpentersville, Illinois, October 2015.

$100,000.00 (Policy limit) Automobile crash, 35 year old male cervical disk herniation, C5-C6 anterior cervical discectomy. McHenry county, August 2012.

$100,000.00 (policy Limit) 19 year old female hit while riding a bike in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. Patella tendon surgery, scar to left knee. June 2012

$100,000.00 (Policy Limit) 39 year old male high speed T-Bone Crash in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Herniated disc at L5-S1 Two Epidural Steroid injections, Bulging Disc at C6-C7, Left ulnar neuritis and carpal tunnel surgery. July 2012

$100,000.00 ($50,000.00 policy limit from the defendant driver; plus $50,000.00 from clients underinsured motorist coverage (policy limit)) 45 year old female driver rear ended causing a herniated disc to her neck. Anterior cervical surgery with a good recovery.  Crash occurred in Elgin, Illinois, May 2010.

$100,000.00 (policy limit) 63 year old female passenger in an intersection crash; Broken ribs, Fractured sternum, Collapsed Lung, Hospital stay. Algonquin, Illinois April, 2010.

$100,000.00 settlement, 37 year old male, torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament and torn medial meniscus right knee, both surgically repaired, resulting from a car crash. Crystal Lake Illinois, March 2009.

$100,000.00 for a 57 year old woman single car crash, injured her neck when she was a passenger in her husbands car. Carpentersville, Illinois August, 2008.

$100,000.00 for a 49-year old male with a motorcycle intersection hip fracture injury. McHenry, Illinois, March 2006.

$100,000.00 67 year old female auto crash, herniated disc two levels, Elgin, Illinois, June 2008.

$100,000.00 Lumbar discectomy, rear end automobile collision, male 32 years old, return to work with our restrictions, Chicago, Illinois; May 2007.

$83,561.00, personal injury, 39 year old male, arthroscopic knee surgery repair a torn medial meniscus and bulging discs, Elgin, Illinois – May 2007.

$80,000.00 Rear end Automobile crash. 49 year old male. Right medial meniscus injury, arthroscopic surgery. Lake in the Hills, Illinois October 2012.

$79,521.51 – 31 year old male Automobile crash in Bloomingdale, Illinois suffered bulging disc, treatment was two steroid injections November 2006.

$75,000.00 Jury Verdict. Car crash involving cervical and lumbar strain. Physical therapy, No surgery. 64, year old female. Carpentersville, Illinois, April 2014.

$73,000.00 83 year old man fell at retail store. Herniated disc surgically repaired with a multilevel fusion. Suburban Cook County Illinois. June 2013

$70,000.00 cervical flexion injury with two epidural steroid injections. 45 year old female, St Charles Illinois.

$65,000.00 auto crash 37 year old woman, suffered a lumbar and cervical sprain and bulging disc. Carpentersville, Illinois, August 2008.

$57,000.00 53 year old male factory worker injured right shoulder lifting a tool at work. Torn rotator cuff tear, bicep tendon tear, bicep tendon repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Return to work without restrictions. Kane county Illinois May 2013

$55,000.00 settlement, 33-year old female, slip and fall, low back injury (herniated disc), Loves Park, Illinois, August 2006.

$50,000.00 Rear end automobile crash, 54 year old woman with prior low back injuries. Lumbar strain treated with epidural steroid injections. McHenry county Illinois. October 2012.

$50,000.00 intersection automobile crash. 46 year old female, cervical flexion injury, carpal tunnel surgery. Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, December 2009.

$50,000.00 Intersection auto crash, 42 year old female. Cervical flexion injury. Algonquin Illinois September 2012

$50,000.00 “fresh money”, rear-end automobile accident, underinsured motorist claim, (original claim settled for $20,000.00), 41 year old male, cervical flexion injury with conservative treatment, Crystal Lake, McHenry County Illinois, December 2008.

$49,000.00 settlement, 55-year old female, cervical flexion injury, Woodstock, Illinois, May 2006.

$49,000.00 for a 50-year old female with a cervical fracture injury. Woodstock, Illinois, April 2006.

$49,000.00 in a case involving an intersection automobile collision, a 3-day hospital stay, and no permanent injuries. Lake County, Illinois, April 2006.

$45,000.00 Dog Bite case lightly visible scar on lip, 35 year old female, Lake in the Hills Illinois, September 2011

$42,000.00 settlement, 38-year old female, cervical flexion injury, Woodstock, Illinois, May 2006.

$41,500.00 settlement for a 41 year old male with a cervical fusion Highly disputed negligence claim. Marengo, Illinois.

$40,000.00, rear-end automobile accident, 52 year old male, neck and back strain, Lake Zurich, Lake County Illinois, November 2008.

$40,000.00 as partial settlement for a 53-year old male with a cervical herniated disc. Marengo, Illinois, December 2005.

$40,000.00, personal injury, 58 year old female, non-displaced fracture to left foot, Richmond, Illinois, May 2007.

$40,000.00 Non-Displaced foot fracture rear end automobile accident; 52 year old female; Richmond, Illinois, April, 2007.

$35,000.00 settlement, 46-year old male, suffered a cervical flexion injury as a result of an automobile collision in Lake County, Illinois, June 2006.

$34,000.00 Auto crash 80 year old man suffered a soft tissue low back injury, Woodstock Illinois, September 2008.

$32,000.00 for a 43-year old male with a cervical flexion injury in a rear-end automobile collision. Rockford, Illinois, January 2006.

$30,000.00 settlement, 46-year old male, suffered a cervical flexion injury as a result of an automobile collision, Spring Grove, Illinois, May 2006.

$25,310.00, personal injury, 48 year old male, cervical flexion neck injury, bulging disc C-5-C7, Crystal Lake, Illinois – September 2007.

$22,500.00 as partial settlement for a 36-year old female with a cervical flexion injury in an automobile collision. Algonquin, Illinois, January 2006.

$21,000.00, personal injury, policy limit ($20,000.00), 49 year old female, cervical flexion injury, Lindenhurst, Illinois, October 2007.

$18,000.00, rear-end motorcycle accident, cosmetic damage to motorcycle only, 32 year old male, bulging disc, chiropractic treatment, Machesney Park, Winnebago County Illinois, December 2008.

$18,000.00 for a 35-year old male with a cervical flexion injury from an intersection collision. Rockford, Illinois, March 2006.

$17,500.00, rear-end automobile accident, 43 year old male, whiplash resulting in cervical radiculitis, chiropractic treatment, Chicago, Cook County Illinois, December 2008.

$17,500.00, automobile accident, 46 year old male, neck and back strain, Crystal Lake, McHenry County Illinois, October 2008.

$16,000.00, motor vehicle intersection accident, 45 year old male, left occipital nerve block, Elk Grove Village, Cook County Illinois, December 2008.

$10,700.00 Soft tissue low back injury; intersection crash; 59 year old male; Harvard, Illinois, March 2007.



 $364,000.00 53 year old carpenter foreman, climbing injury, right knee replacement, Wage Differential award. Woodstock, Illinois October 2011.

$250,000.00, Wage differential settlement (lumbar fusion one level), 38 year old truck driver, Woodstock, Illinois – June 2008.

$242,038.00 65 year old male, concrete mason, right arm repetitive trauma injury, rotator cuff tear, shoulder replacement surgery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, December 2008.

$200,000.00 Wage differential settlement (anterior cervical discecetomy) 48 year old truck driver Lake Villa Illinois, January 2007.

$200,000 Arthroscopic shoulder surgery, rotator cuff tear, hit by tool at work, 57 year old female, job change, Barrington, Illinois, October 2016

$170,000.00 Wage differential settlement. 45 year old Ambulance driver; shoulder surgery, SLAP tear & biceps tenodesis; Elgin, Illinois, January 2014

$144,000 Electrocution Injury with fall from ladder. Return to work without restrictions, 42 year old male, Chicago, Illinois, November 2016

$125,000.00 Rotator Cuff Tear with surgery. 70 year old truck driver, job change. Carpentersville, Illinois. September 2015

$145,000.00 Wage differential settlement, Surgery to Dominant Arm Ulnar Nerve Transposition, 34 year old female custodian, Woodstock, Illinois.

$140,000.00, workers compensation, 38year old male, truck driver , left elbow lateral epicondylitis, Cary, Illinois, May 2007.

$125,000.00 settlement 59 year old brick layer herniated lumbar disc with surgery with a return to work, West Chicago Illinois, February 2007.

$115,000.00 52 year old machine operator, lifting injury, Lumbar Fusion L4-5, job change, Harvard, Illinois, September 2011.

$115,000.00, 39 year old male, construction worker, tripped at work, right knee, medial meniscus tear arthroscopic surgery, plus anterior cruciate ligament tear, A.C.L replacement surgery, McHenry County, Illinois, December 2008.

$108,000.00 49 year old male printer, lifting injury, anterior cervical fusion C5-6, return to work with no restrictions, Wheeling Illinois, August 2011.

$92,000.00 Rotator cuff tear, full thickness with surgery. Dominant arm. 59 year old union custodian, Cook County, Illinois, February 2016.

$88,000.00 settlement, 37-year old male, herniated disc injury, lifting at work, Hampshire, Illinois, September 2006.

$88,000.00 for a 48-year old printer who fell at work and had a herniated cervical disc surgically repaired. Wheeling, Illinois, February 2006.

$85,000.00 plus any future medical benefits to right knee for life. Right knee replacement, 65 year old male fell at work. Lake County Illinois.

$85,000.00 Carpal tunnel surgery, Ulnar nerve surgery, Shoulder surgery, 54 year old female machine operator, McHenry, Illinois. February 2016.

$80,000.00 for a 65 year old man fell at work, Lumbar surgery. Lake Zurich, Illinois August 2008.

$77,500.00 for a 55 year old woman who fell at work, four(4) shoulder surgeries with a replacement., Elgin, Illinois September 2008.

$73,000.00 settlement 34 year old sign worker injured arm while lifting a crate at work, torn rotator cuff, right shoulder, Lake Zurich Illinois , January 2007.

$73,000 Settlement Rotator cuff tear, Lifting crate at work Lake Zurich Illinois December 2006.

$66,000.00, 64 year old male customer service  person; injured lower back while lifting a grate at work; lumbar fusion (one level), Algonquin, Illinois – June 2008.

$62,000.00 rotator cuff tear. Arthroscopic surgery, return to work no restrictions, 62 year male old truck driver. Chicago, Illinois, October 2015

$61,500 Rotator cuff tear , 36 year old male laborer, Lifting  at work, Surgery SLAP labral tear, Supraspinatus tear, Long head biceps tenodesis; McHenry, Illinois, July 2017

$60,000 for a 50-year old male truck driver who fell at work, causing a lumbar bulging disc and left knee meniscus tear. Woodstock, Illinois, March 2006.

$59,000.00 for a 45-year old factory worker with repetitive trauma – a rotator cuff tear requiring surgery. Harvard, Illinois, March 2006.

$55,000.00 settlement, 49-year old male, suffered bilateral eponchondolytis due to repetitive movement at work, August 2006.

$53,407.24, workers compensation, 44 year old male, press operator, two partially severed fingers in press machine, Wheeling, Illinois – May 2007.

$53,000.00 Bulging disc L4-L5, No surgery, One Epidural Steroid Injection, Physical Therapy, Return to work modified job. 58 year old Male Factory worker, Algonquin, Illinois

$52,500.00 settlement fracture of the lert leg, tibia and fibia, surgery with rodding through the tibia and screws. 43 year old man, Libertyville, Illinois, February 2007.

$52,226.27, 50 year old male, fell walking up stairs, internal derangement to the left shoulder, torn labrum, surgery including a Bankart repair and SLAP lesion repair, Algonquin, McHenry County Illinois, January 2009.

$50,000.00 Settlement; Rotator cuff tear with surgery, 69 year old female nurse injured pushing a machine at work. Huntley, Illinois May, 2014.

$45,000.00 Torn Meniscus, arthroscopic surgery. 45 year old male warehouse worker, return to work without restrictions, Crystal lake, Illinois. September 2015

$40,655.43, workers compensation 73 year old female, office worker, non-displaced fracture to left hip and non-displaced fracture to left arm, Woodstock, Illinois – May 2007.

$36,000.00 for a 28-year old factory worker who sustained a lumbar herniated disc from lifting at work. Waukegan, Illinois, November 2005.

$34,988.40, workers compensation, 45 year old male, pipe fitter, right knee torn medical meniscus, Spring Grove, Illinois – August 2007.

$32,500.00, retaliatory discharge, fired by new employer for prior work comp injury, 50 year old male, electrician, Union, McHenry County Illinois, September 2008.

$32,427.00, 34 year old male dock worker, low back injury: two epidural steroid injections, and physical therapy; Cook County, March 2012.

$32,000.00 settlement, 43-year old female, right shoulder injury, rotator cuff tear, Woodstock, Illinois, September 2006.

$29,588.50, 39 year old male, carpet layer, lifting carpet, low back-herniated disc, no surgery, conservative treatment, Skokie, Cook County Illinois,  November 2008.

$29,342.22, 43 year old male, engineer, fractured right hand with surgery, Woodstock, McHenry County Illinois, August 2008.

$28,832.13, workers compensation, 29 year old male, electrician, rotator cuff tear, Elgin, Illinois, October 2007.

$28,500.00 settlement 54 year old woman, injury to left knee, torn meniscus requiring arthroscopic surgery, return to work with our restrictions, Woodstock, Illinois February 2007.

$27,000.00 for a 46-year old factory worker who suffered shoulder impingement syndrome from lifting at work. Lindenhurst, Illinois, March 2006.

$26,945.13, workers compensation, 52 year old male, factory worker, burns to left leg when acid spilled, developed deep vein thrombosis, Round Lake, Illinois, August 2007.

$25,000.00, workers compensation, 32 year old female, bank teller, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, Niles, Illinois – November 2007.

$19,000.00 for an air conditioning technician with a left hand tendon injury from lifting at work. Crystal Lake, Illinois, December 2005.

$17,500.00, workers compensation, 52 year old female, office clerk, disputed carpal tunnel syndrome, Woodstock, Illinois – October 2007.

$17,500.00, workers compensation, 62 year old female, office employee, carpal tunnel syndrome, Woodstock, Illinois – October 2007.

$16,000.00 for a 44-year old construction worker who fell at work, suffering a non-dominant hand non-displaced wrist fracture. West Chicago, Illinois, November 2005.

$15,000.00 for a 33-year old grocery clerk with repetitive trauma carpal tunnel syndrome. Lake Zurich, Illinois, December 2005.

$14,000.00 for a 46-year old male factory worker who fell at work, causing a left knee meniscus tear. McHenry County, Illinois, November 2005.

$14,000.00 settlement, 38-year old male, suffered an inguinal hernia while lifting at work, Cook County, Illinois, September 2006.

$13,314. 82, 45 year old male, inguinal hernia surgery, lifting at work, Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, October 2008.

$12,000.00 for a 32 year old man developed a MERSA infection after a small cut at work, Libertyville, Illinois July, 2008.

$9,700.00 settlement disfigurement case scar on lower leg, 54 year old man no surgery required, Huntley Illinois, February 2007.

$9,361.60, 58 year old male, boxes fell on Petition, cervical flexion injury, minor scarring on the lip, Huntley, McHenry County Illinois, October 2008.

$9,299.40, workers compensation, 51 year old male, hernia, Harvard, Illinois, November 2007.

$9,060.00, 65 year old female, pushing shopping carts at work, low back strain, Algonquin, McHenry County Illinois, October 2008.

$5,808.26, workers compensation, 53 year old female, machine operator, double hernia, Capron, Illinois, August 2007.

$4,500.00 for a 44-year old male who had to have two teeth repaired after he was hit in face with a cable. Antioch, Illinois, November 2005.

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DISCLAIMER: The verdict or settlement of your own case will depend upon its particular facts. Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. The cases reported in the website are not meant to cause any unjustified expectations regarding the merits of your own claim. The information provided by this website does not constitute legal advice. The use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship.