The Romaker Law Firm

The Romaker Law Firm represents individuals who have suffered work-related injuries and motor vehicle accidents which were caused by the negligence of third parties. We offer personalized representation and direct treatment between our lawyers and our clients. Our offices are located in downtown Chicago, offering our services throughout the State of Illinois.

Our lawyers focus on severe workers’ compensation and catastrophic personal injuries. In this way our lawyers concentrate their efforts in obtaining the greatest possible recovery for our clients.

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Woodford County, IL (May 26, 2024) – Two drivers were taken to the hospital on May 24 after a collision in Woodford County involving a sport utility vehicle and a truck.
The collision occurred on Route 24, one mile east of Eureka, just before 2:00 p.m. According to the Woodford County Sheriff’s Office, the two vehicles were apparently involved in a crash that took place over the westbound and eastbound lanes of the highway. Both motorists were hurt, but officers said the driver of the SUV sustained life-threatening injuries. The accident is being investigated by the local authorities. No new
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Eureka, IL (May 26, 2024) – Two drivers were taken to the hospital on Friday after a collision in Woodford County involving a sport utility vehicle and a truck, and police added that the SUV driver was seriously hurt.
The collision occurred on Route 24, one mile east of Eureka, just before 2:00 p.m. According to the Woodford County Sheriff’s Office, the two vehicles were apparently involved in a crash that took place over the westbound and eastbound lanes of the highway. Both motorists were hurt, but officers said the driver of the SUV sustained life-threatening injuries. The accident is
Continue Reading Eureka, IL – Two Hospitalized in Semi-Truck Crash on Rte 24 in Woodford Co

Chicago, IL (May 25, 2024) – A multi-vehicle collision in the Englewood section of the city resulted in one fatality and at least nine injuries, according to officers with the Chicago Police Department.
At around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the police, a car traveling east on 59th Street close to Ashland ran a red light and collided with at least two other vehicles . According to authorities, the driver of the first car fled, leaving his four passengers behind. A man in his 20s died at the site. Authorities said that three other passengers in one of the
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Man Dies, Nine Hurt in Accident on 59th St at Ashland

Peoria, IL (May 24, 2024) – On Wednesday, a house fire required the assistance of several fire departments and emergency medical technicians from the greater Peoria area.
Authorities say the call reporting the blaze was received at approximately 5:30 p.m., and firefighters discovered that a significant amount of smoke was emanating from the front door of the home upon their arrival. According to authorities, at least two individuals were home when the fire began at a residence located near the intersection of North Brookwood Lane and West Parkwood Drive, but their current conditions were unknown. No details were released about the
Continue Reading Peoria, IL – Injuries Reported in House Fire at Brookwood Ln & Parkwood Dr

Bartlett, IL (May 23, 2024) – According to officers with the Bartlett Police Department, a person was killed on Thursday when they were hit by a train.
Authorities reported the incident at 5:30 a.m., adding that two trains were stopped in Bartlett due to the accident. Per the latest information provided by the Bartlett police, an incoming Milwaukee District West Line train hit and killed a person. Officers added that the collision was obstructing the junction of Railroad Avenue and Western Avenue. The victim’s death remains under investigation by Metra Police, and no additional details were released. However, witnesses were
Continue Reading Bartlett, IL – Fatal Train Accident at Railroad & Western Aves Under Inquiry

Bartlett, IL (May 23, 2024) – According to officers with the Bartlett Police Department, a person was killed on May 23 when they were hit by a train.
Authorities reported the incident at 5:30 a.m., adding that two trains were stopped in Bartlett due to the accident. Per the latest information provided by the Bartlett police, an incoming Milwaukee District West Line train hit and killed a person. Officers added that the collision was obstructing the junction of Railroad Avenue and Western Avenue. The victim’s death remains under investigation by Metra Police, and no additional details were released. However, witnesses
Continue Reading Bartlett, IL – Fatal Train Accident at Railroad & Western Aves

Chicago, IL (May 22, 2024) – A crash in the West Pullman neighborhood left a man dead and two other people injured on May 22, Chicago police said.
The crash involved a silver SUV and a black sedan in the 11900 block of South Ashland Avenue at about 9:00 p.m., police said. A 45-year-old man in the black sedan was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. Authorities have not released his identity. A 27-year-old woman who was in the black sedan was transported to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition, police said. Meanwhile, a 40-year-old man in the SUV
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Man Killed, Two Hurt in Two-Car Crash on S Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL (May 21, 2024) – At around 2:45 p.m. on May 20, the Chicago Police Department, firefighters, and emergency medical services responded to the scene of a crash in Logan Square.
Police reports show that two vehicles collided on North California Avenue. One person became trapped inside their vehicle. The police and firefighters responded to the scene and shut down the roadway near West Logan Boulevard. Firefighters worked to remove the tractor victim from their vehicle. Paramedics tended to the injured victims on-site. At least one person was transported to a local hospital for further care. The accident is
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Injury Accident at N California Ave & W Logan Blvd

Chicago, IL (May 20, 2024) – A crash reported in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago ended in injuries. The crash occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on May 20.
According to area law enforcement, vehicles collided on West Madison Street near North Washtenaw Avenue. Two vehicles came to rest in the center of the road. The incident prompted authorities to shut down the intersection to remove the involved vehicles. Paramedics responded to care for injured victims. At least one of the people involved in the crash was transported to a local hospital for further medical care. The accident is
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Auto Accident with Injuries on W Madison St

Naperville, IL (May 19, 2024) – A motorcyclist was killed after a crash that also involved an SUV in Naperville on Friday evening.
Naperville police said that at around 6:45 p.m., police and fire crew members had responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a white SUV on the 1600 block of 77th Street. A good Samaritan attempted lifesaving efforts on the motorcyclist, a 32-year-old man from Naperville, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. The SUV driver, a 69-year-old woman also of Naperville, was not seriously hurt. Due to the nature of the crash, traffic crash investigators
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Chicago, IL (May 18, 2024) – A wrong-way collision on the South Side of the city early on Saturday morning left four individuals injured, two of them seriously, according to Chicago police. Per the latest reports from officers, the accident occurred just after midnight in the 6900 block of South Shore Drive in the South Shore area.
Authorities claimed that two drivers were involved in an apparent wrong-way collision in the area. The drivers were transported in serious condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Two passengers riding in one of the vehicles were transported to Trinity Hospital but
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Four Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on South Shore Dr

Macon County, IL (May 17, 2024) – A crash on Friday morning in Macon County left four dead, including two children.
According to an online report, the crash happened just before 9:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 36 in Macon. Per the report, an 85-year-old woman was traveling south when she failed to yield, crashing into a car driven by a 56-year-old woman from Hannibal, who was driving east. The first driver’s vehicle then collided with a westbound semi driven by a 48-year-old man from Wood River.
A 30-year-old woman, a four-year-old girl, and a seven-year-old boy were traveling with the second
Continue Reading Macon Co, IL – Four Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash on US 36

Chicago, IL (May 16, 2024) – On Thursday afternoon, on the city’s Southwest Side, a garbage truck collided with a semi-truck, resulting in the dispatch of a hazardous response team for a fuel leak and the rescue of one of the drivers by firefighters. The collision occurred on South Western Avenue, close to West 31st Street.
According to Chicago fire authorities, a dump truck sideswiped a tractor-trailer at the scene for unknown reasons. One of the drivers became trapped as a result of the crash, and firefighters extricated the victim just before his transfer to a medical facility. EMTs transported
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Driver Trapped, Hurt in Truck Collision on Western Ave

Chicago, IL (May 16, 2024) – On May 16 in the afternoon, on the city’s Southwest Side a garbage truck collided with a semi-truck, resulting in the dispatch of a hazardous response team for a fuel leak and the rescue of one of the drivers by firefighters. The collision occurred on South Western Avenue, close to West 31st Street.
According to Chicago fire authorities, a crash between a dump truck and a tractor-trailer led to the driver of the dump truck becoming trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters extricated the man just before his transfer to a medical facility. EMTs transported
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Driver Trapped, Hurt in Truck Collision on S Western Ave

Chicago, IL (May 15, 2024) – Five people were taken to hospitals following a serious crash on Wednesday, May 15 in the afternoon on Chicago’s West Side. The crash happened at South California Avenue and West Congress Parkway. A Chicago Fire Department spokesperson said two people were in fair to serious condition. Three others, including one child, were in good condition.
News footage from the scene showed that one person appeared to be taken from the site in handcuffs. The police still have not disclosed the cause of the crash. As of Wednesday evening, specifics on injuries and information about
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Five Hospitalized After Collision at California Ave & Congress Pkwy

Workers’ compensation laws protect employees who suffer injuries on the job in Illinois, but there are circumstances under which you may be entitled to sue beyond these standard benefits. At Romaker Law Firm, we explore all legal avenues to ensure the justice and compensation our clients deserve.
Right to Sue Beyond Workers’ Compensation
There are several situations in which a worker in Illinois might have the right to take additional legal action:

  • Severe employer negligence: If an employer has engaged in acts beyond mere negligence, such as intentional safety violations.
  • Lack of workers’ compensation insurance: One complicated scenario is if your employer does


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