Employee was working as a laborer for a roofing contractor when he was caused to fall from a roof and sustained multiple injuries including a left posterior wall acetabulum fracture non-displaced, T6 compression fracture, right wrist and elbow contusions, low back sprain and concussion. Employee was hospitalized and later received out-patient treatment for his injuries which were treated non-surgically. The workers comp claim settled for $50,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment. The third-party claim was settled at mediation for $110,000.
Motorcycle operator traveling straight on main road collided with a vehicle exiting a parking lot. Driver of the vehicle alleged that the motorcycle operator was speeding and that his view of the oncoming motorcycle was obstructed by trees at the opening of the parking lot. Upon impact, motorcycle operator was thrown onto the hood of the other vehicle and smashed the windshield. Motorcycle operator was wearing a helmet. Motorcycle operator injured his neck. An MRI confirmed significant stenosis at C5-7. Motorcycle operator underwent C5-7 cervical decompression and fusion surgery. A lawsuit was filed against the operator and owner of the other motor vehicle. The case settled at mediation.
Laborer hit in jaw by debris thrown from window by co-worker. Fractured mandible and neck/back injury. Settlement of workers’ comp claim for $150,000.
Employee injured his lower back and suffered a herniated lumbar disc while lifting at work. Settlement of workers’ comp claim against two insurers for $150,000.
Employee injured his back working on a construction jobsite. A Lumbar MRI confirmed multilevel disc herniations at L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1. After failing conservative treatment, Employee underwent back surgery. Employee’s back injury improved after his surgery, and he was deemed to have permanent partial impairment with a 25-pound lifting restriction.
Employee injured both shoulders while lifting heavy bag of laundry at work. Bilateral rotator cuff tears with surgery to both shoulders. Settlement of workers’ comp claim for $140,000.
Rear-seated passenger in vehicle going straight that was hit by another vehicle making a left turn. Passenger sustained a fractured left arm (distal humerus fracture) and underwent open reduction with internal fixation surgery to repair the fracture. Following surgery, passenger received physical therapy. A lawsuit was filed against both drivers alleging that both drivers were negligent. The case settled at mediation.
Employee was working as a machine operator when his arm got caught in the rollers of the machine as Employee was trying the machine. Employee sustained a crush injury to his right hand and wrist, a labrum tear of the right shoulder and post-traumatic complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) to the right arm. The workers comp claim settled for $125,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.
Employee was entering her employer’s premises through a rear door entrance when she was caused to trip and fall on the metal threshold. As she was falling, Employee reached out with her left non-dominant arm in an attempt to break her fall. Employee sustained significant injuries to her left shoulder and left wrist including left brachial plexus injury, left shoulder dislocation and left wrist closed traumatic subluxation of the distal radioulnar joint. The workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.
Employee was working as a laborer for a roofing contractor when he was caused to fall from a roof. Employee was wearing a safety harness and safety line. The safety line anchor point failed. Employee fell to the ground and sustained multiple injuries including closed head injury, fractured jaw, fractured right humerus, right radial nerve injury and right shoulder injury. Employee was hospitalized and underwent surgery to wire his jaw shut to treat the fractured jaw. His right arm fracture was treated non-surgically. The workers comp claim settled for $120,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.