If many employers had their way, they'd have their employees work longer hours and harder than perhaps the human body can handle. Fortunately, government regulators keep track of workplace safety data. These statistics have been instrumental in shaping employment...
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While the prospect of a construction worker falling from a significant height is a reality that construction workers face, it's not the only one they need to worry about. Countless construction workers suffer injuries while moving ground or working underground. You'll...
Government officials keep track of workplace safety data. Some of those statistics show that some industries are notably less safe than others. Construction is one of them. It's a labor-intensive field to work in, and there are many ways for people who work in it to...
If you suffer an injury at your workplace in Connecticut, you may want to take advantage of your workers' compensation benefits while you recover. Depending on your circumstances, you can receive financial support to offset medical expenses and lost wages. As soon as...
Of all the potential injuries you may face on the job, crush injuries often pose some of the most gruesome and painful outcomes. Not only that, but a crush injury can seriously impact your ability to work in both the long and the short term. So what happens after you...
You may be unaware, but holding your urine and not using the bathroom regularly can lead to serious bladder injuries and other health issues. For this reason, not having access to proper bathroom facilities at work can be dangerous. OSHA regulations require that your...
Some industries involve the transportation, storage and use of dangerous chemicals. Examples include solvents, silica, mercury, lead, formaldehyde and asbestos. Exposure to chemicals such as these poses a wide range of health and safety hazards to workers. Employers...
You do not have to worry about hazards or injuries in your office, right? Know that just because you work at a desk does not mean you have little chance of having to file a worker's compensation claim. The Society for Human Resource Management explains several hazards...
Herniated disks are among the most common work-related back injuries. Between the bones of your spine are rubbery structures called disks that provide cushioning and help to facilitate movement. Disks are similar to jelly donuts in that they have a tough cartilage...
If you work in the construction sector, you probably use a ladder frequently. After all, you must reach spaces that are high above your head. Still, if you are not careful, you may sustain a life-threatening injury in a work-related ladder accident. Ladders are...
Verdicts & Settlements
36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.
1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.
47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.
34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.
40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.
26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.
24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.
Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.
22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.
Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.
28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.
54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.
CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.
68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.
34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.
80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.
38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.
Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.
$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.
47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.
26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.