Employee injured his right elbow while lifting a large piece of particle board at work. After received conservative medical treatment, employee eventually underwent right elbow surgery consisting of right lateral epicondylectomy with debridement and reattachment of the common extensor origin. Employee settled his workers’ compensation claim for $70,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.
Motorcycle operator was hit by car making an illegal U-Turn causing motorcycle operator to be thrown from motorcycle and hit knee on ground. MRI confirmed a torn meniscus. Motorcycle operator treated conservatively including physical therapy and opted not to have knee surgery. Case settled.
Truck driver injured lower back while opening heavy garage door. Lumbar sprain/strain. Settlement of workers’ comp claim for $75,000.
Client hit by another vehicle that ran a red light. Facial contusion and knee sprain with plica requiring surgery. Defendant stipulated to liability when plaintiff moved for partial summary judgment on liability. Jury trial on damages only. Jury Verdict of $60,000 which was appealed with subsequent settlement of $77,500.
Pedestrian was crossing the street in a crosswalk when she was hit by a car and causing her to fall to the ground. Pedestrian suffered multiple injuries including a rotator cuff tear that required surgery.
Employee injured his lower back moving a heavy desk at work. MRI confirmed a disc herniation at L4-5. Employee underwent back surgery and received physical therapy post-surgery. Employee settled his workers’ compensation claim with liability accepted for future medical treatment. In addition, employee successfully applied for SSDI benefits.
Driver injured her shoulder when her car was rear-ended by another car. MRI confirmed a torn rotator cuff, and client underwent a shoulder arthroscopy.
While talking to a pedestrian standing on the side of the road with the driver’s door open, the driver of a pick-up truck negligently allowed the truck to roll forward and knock the pedestrian to the ground. As a result, the truck’s rear tire rolled over the pedestrian’s left arm. The pedestrian sustained multiple injuries including a left wrist scaphoid fracture, fractured fingers of the left hand and multiple contusions/abrasions/lacerations. A lawsuit was filed against the operator and owner of the pick-up truck. The case settled at mediation.
School bus driver hit by another vehicle operated by third-party. Lumbar sprain and sciatica. Settlement of workers’ comp claim for $75,000 plus settlement of third-party claim for $20,000.
Carpenter fell from elevated height while standing on load of OSB being lifted by Lull forklift. Left femur fracture and multiple fractures of the jaw, face, nose, mouth and teeth. Employee filed claim for Section 28 benefits alleging that accident caused by employer’s serious and willful misconduct. Client recovered from his injuries and was released to return to work. Settlement of workers’ comp claim for $100,000.