Construction accident, workers compensation and motor vehicle accident settlements
I help clients injured in construction accidents, workplace accidents and car accidents recover the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, permanent impairment, scarring and disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
I can help you, too. Call me in Boston at 617-973-1593 or contact me online now so I can start working for you today! Home and hospital appointments available. You pay no fee unless I recover for you. When you call, you will speak directly with me.
Construction site accident— $1,500,000
Steel I-beam fell from wood framing and fell on welder who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), thoracic spine compression fracture, fractured clavicle, fractured ribs, and crushed foot/ankle. Following extensive litigation with the general contractor, subcontractors and suppliers to the job site, case settled at mediation.
Slip and fall at construction site—$656,000
Carpenter foreman slipped and fell on ice at construction site. Client injured his lower back and suffered a herniated disc at L4-5 with impingement requiring surgery. Settled workers comp claim for $200,000 and third-party claim against general contractor for $456,000.
Slip and fall at construction site—$435,000
Specialty painter/plasterer slipped and fell on job site due to foreign substance/debris on the floor. As a result, client suffered a left ankle fracture and herniated lumbar disc. Client underwent an open reduction with internal fixation to repair the fractured ankle. Settled workers comp claim for $110,000 and third-party claim against the general contractor and subcontractors for $325,000.
Construction Accident – $275,000
Working foreman injured his right dominant shoulder while using a jackhammer. MRI confirmed partial-thickness rotator cuff tear. Employee underwent right shoulder arthroscopy to repair the rotator cuff tear. Post-surgery employee continued to suffer severe, persistent pain in the right shoulder and right upper extremity. Employee’s chronic pain was diagnosed as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a serious pain condition also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Causalgia. In addition to his physical injuries, Employee also developed anxiety and depression related to severe, constant pain caused by CRPS. Claim was settled at mediation on a lump sum payment basis with liability accepted for payment of future medical treatment for the above physical and non-physical conditions.
Work Related Back Injury – $275,000
Employee injured his lower back while lifting a heavy aluminum platform with co-workers. Previously, Employee injured his lower back and underwent back surgery while working for the same employer. Employee received conservative medical treatment for his second back injury. Employee’s medical expert opined that he suffered a permanent exacerbation of his prior underlying back condition and, as a result, was permanently and totally disabled from all work including light, sedentary work. Claim settled prior to a Hearing for permanent and total workers compensation benefits under MGL c. 152, §34A with liability accepted for disc bulges at L3-4 and L4-5, chronic low back pain, exacerbation of prior work-related low back injury status post-surgery.
Slip and fall at work —- $275,000
Car dealership service director slipped and fell on floor at employer’s premises and suffered a fractured femur, shattered patella and fractured ankle. Client underwent multiple surgeries to repair the fractures. Client never fully recovered from his injuries. He sustained an aggravation of pre-existing osteoarthritis to the injured and developed right shoulder impingement syndrome as a result of his use of a cane. Claim settled prior to a Hearing on the employee’s claim for §34A permanent and total incapacity benefits.
Fall at construction site—$250,000
Boilermaker fell from elevated height. Suffered left ankle fracture and back injury. Filed a lawsuit against the general contractor for failing to ensure that client was provided with fall protection. Third-party claim settled at mediation for $250,000 with waiver of workers comp lien of $207,399.49.
Motor vehicle pedestrian accident—$250,000
Pedestrian hit by car while crossing street in marked crosswalk. Suffered comminuted left tibial fracture requiring surgery. Settlement of $250,000 (policy limits) at mediation.
Electric table saw accident at work—$200,000
Carpenter suffered a partial amputation of the left hand while operating an electric saw at work. Client required multiple surgeries. Settlement of workers comp claim for $200,000.
Work Related Knee Injury – $195,000
Pipe fitter twisted his knee while descending stairs on job site. As a result, Employee sustained a torn right medial meniscus. Employee underwent multiple arthroscopic surgeries to repair the torn meniscus. Eventually, Employee underwent a total knee replacement of the right knee. Claim settled prior to a Hearing for permanent and total workers compensation benefits under MGL c. 152, §34A. As part of the settlement, Insurer accepted liability for Employee’s right knee meniscal tear, right knee arthroscopies, aggravation of right knee medial and patellofemoral osteoarthritis and right total knee replacement.
Motor vehicle accident—$175,000
Elderly passenger in motor vehicle (common carrier) thrown to floor as a result of driver of common carrier making a sharp turn at high speed. Fractured hip requiring hip surgery. Filed a lawsuit and obtained a Court Order for Speedy Trial. Settlement of $175,000.
Slip and fall—$167,500
Elderly pedestrian slipped and fell on unnatural accumulation of ice caused by discharge of water coming from nearby house basement onto a public sidewalk. Fractured hip requiring surgery. Settlement of $167,500 at mediation.
Laborer hit by bucket of excavator while working in sewer trench. Laceration of right arm and artery. Underwent emergency surgery to repair severed artery. Settlement of workers comp claim for $80,000 plus settlement of third-party claim for $80,000.
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.
Lifting injury at work—$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.
Lifting injury at work—$140,000
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.
Lifting injury at work—$110,000
Employee injured her lower back while lifting heavy boxes at work. Lower back injury. Settlement of workers comp claim for $110,000.
Fall at work—$100,000
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 §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.
Laundry worker injured wrist while loading washing machine. Left wrist (distal radius) fracture. Settlement of workers comp claim for $100,000.
Motor vehicle accident—$95,000
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.
Motor vehicle accident—$77,500
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.
Lifting injury at work—$75,000
Truck driver injured lower back while opening heavy garage door. Lumbar sprain/strain. Settlement of workers comp claim for $75,000.
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If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, on the road or on the go, benefit from the advice of an experienced Boston personal injury attorney. I work hard to protect your rights and help you claim the damages you deserve.
Call me at 617-973-1593 or contact me online now so I can start working for you today! I’ll come to your home or hospital if you can’t get to my office. Hablamos español.
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