Workmans Compensation

Members of the firm have defended in excess of 10,000 workers’ compensation cases. These cases range from traumatic injuries to occupational diseases. Members of the firm have handled many varied types of cases ranging from disorders of the scalp to injuries to the phalangeal joint of the foot, or in other words, from the top of injured employees’ heads to the tips of their toes.

The firm has handled countless cases involving over the road carrier’s employees to include orthopedic injuries such as ruptured discs, carpal tunnel, internal derangements to knees, closed and open head injuries, ruptured discs of the cervical spine to the lumbar spine, impalement on a broomstick resulting in death, ruptured bicep tendons, rotator cuffs, brachial plexy injuries, hernias, testicle cancer, broken hips, infected prosthesis, amputation of foot, arms, hands, legs, prosthesis for backs, feet, legs, eyes and erectile dysfunction.

The firm has handled claims for over the road carrier drivers involving diseases affecting the lungs, circulatory system, and heart disease resulting in congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarctions, dysrhythmia and arrhythmia.

Members of the firm have represented many manufacturing businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to smaller locally owned firms engaging in manufacturing. Whether it be the manufacturer of large industrial products or a small local garment factory or toy assembler, members of the firm have expertise in identifying and analyzing defenses related to potential occupational injuries, whether it be repetitive trauma, exposure to chemicals through inhalation, absorption or ingestion, various cancers to include lung cancer or mesothelioma resulting from occupational exposure. The firm has the ability to retain competent local experts to analyze the biomechanics of the injury and the ergonomic factors relating to the work station.

The firm also has extensive experience in traumatic industrial injuries and the defense of open and closed head injuries resulting in personality disorders to severe neurologic deficits throughout the body. The firm has excellent contacts in the community with life care planners, home health agencies and physicians who specialize in treating severe spinal chord injury patients and patients with moderate to severe brain injury. The firm has substantial experience defending cases involving workers who suffer from quadraplegia or paraplegia. Members of the firm have drafted and obtained approval of Medicare Set-Aside Trusts, non-Medicare Medical Trusts and Special Needs Trusts in an effort to reduce the insurer’s or third party administrator’s long term administrative costs associated with the administration of catastrophic long term injuries.

The firm also has extensive experience in handling construction injuries. This involves obtaining awards against subcontractors whose employees were injured while the subcontractor was uninsured.

Members of the firm have extensive experience with amputees, whether it be artificial legs below and above the knee, artificial hands, prosthetic replacement of knees, ankles, shoulders, hands and discs in the cervical spine.
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