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Firefighter Stewart injured his right shoulder, right knee and left knee while participating in fire training while working for the City of Urbana. Firefighter Stewart underwent a left knee surgery and a right knee surgery. After a full pension hearing, Stephen P. Kelly was successful in obtaining Firefighter Stewart his line of duty benefits. Subsequent to the line of duty pension hearing, Stephen P. Kelly was able to successfully settle Firefighter Stewart’s workers’ compensation case for $187,442.00.

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Mr. McNeal is a 43-year-old truck driver who injured his right knee while shoveling coal. He underwent numerous surgical procedures and was released with permanent restrictions which prevented him from returning to his job as a truck driver. After lengthy vocational rehabilitation efforts by the employer, trial was held. Mr. McNeal was found to be an odd lot perm total and was awarded permanent and total disability benefits of $540.23 a week for life. The benefits awarded total over $1,000,000.00.

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Officer Berkley , a 31 year old Police Officer, sustained an accidental injury to his right foot that arose out of and in the course of his employment with the City of East Peoria on 3/20/23.  Officer Berkley underwent a right first metatarsal phalangeal joint cheilectomy, and right first MPJ capsule repair. This case went to trial and the judge awarded Officer Berkley 25% loss of his right foot. Officer Berkley’s medical rights for the injury remain the employer’s responsibility for the rest of his life.

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Mr. Menefee injured his left shoulder after attempting to start a gas-powered blower while working for the City of Peoria.  This case went to trial on a 19 (b-1) Petition. The judge ordered the City of Peoria to pay all reasonable, necessary, and causally related medical and hospital bills, from the date of the injury through the time of trial. Additionally, the City of Peoria was ordered to pay Mr. Menefee  temporary total disability benefits of $825.77/week for 31 5/7 weeks. Finally, the City of Peoria was ordered to pay for prospective medical care and treatment.

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Kathy Green injured her left arm and hand while driving a forklift for H. Felde Tool & Machine Co.. This case went to trial and the judge awarded Ms. Green temporary total disability benefits as a result of the accident for a period of 69 3/7 weeks. All of the bills introduced into evidence at the time of trial were ordered to be paid by the. H. Felde Tool & Machine Co.  Additionally, Ms. Green was awarded future medical care and treatment including surgery.

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Pursuant to Sections 3-133 and 3-114.1 of the Illinois Pension Code, this certifies Applicant, OFFICER BRIAN STANFIELD, is entitled to payment of a Line-of-Duty Disability Pension Benefit equal to 65% of the salary attached to the rank held by him at the time of his removal from the municipality's payroll, less any and all applicable offsets. The effective date of Applicant's line-of-duty disability pension benefit, subject to applicable offsets, is granted and shall be effective as of August 20, 2022. The salary attached to the rank held by Applicant at the date of suspension of duty or retirement is $105,580.00 per year.

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Jeremy Baumgardner worked as a lineman for Ameren. Jeremy Baumgardner’s work injuries included a diagnosis of cervical disc replacement, left C6-7. Stephen P. Kelly was able to successfully settle Jeremy Baumgardner’s workers’ compensation case for $111,233.44, plus payment of all medical bills to be paid by Ameren.

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Scott Morgan worked as a bus supervisor for CityLink. Scott Morgan’s work injuries included a diagnosis of right shoulder SLAP tear, partial thickness rotator cuff tear, biceps tendinitis, impingement syndrome and AC joint dysfunction. Stephen P. Kelly tried Scott Morgan’s case and was successful in receiving an award of $99,144.49, plus payment of all medical bills to be paid by CityLink.

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Firefighter Doerfler was injured during the course of his employment with the City of Champaign. Firefighter Doerfler hired Stephen P. Kelly to handle his line of duty disability claim. After a full pension hearing, Stephen P. Kelly was successful in obtaining Firefighter Doerfler his line of duty benefits. Subsequent to the line of duty pension hearing, Stephen P. Kelly was able to successfully settle Firefighter Doerfler’s workers’ compensation case for $196,139.25.

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Firefighter Meyer was injured during the course of his employment with the City of Champaign. Firefighter Meyer hired Stephen P. Kelly to handle his line of duty disability claim. After a full pension hearing, Stephen P. Kelly was successful in obtaining Firefighter Meyer his line of duty benefits. Subsequent to the line of duty pension hearing, Stephen P. Kelly was able to successfully settle Firefighter Meyer’s workers’ compensation case for $196,139.25.

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