Last Month’s (Feb 2015) Workers’ Comp Cases
Warnken, LLC’s workers’ compensation settlements for last month.
- Injury: Chronic PTSD and depressive disorder
- Body Part: Psychiatric
- Amount: $25,000.00
- Claimant experienced significant depression and PTSD after an exceedingly traumatic situation at work. He has permanent work restrictions and psychiatric conditions as a result of the incident and will require continued care. Claimant settled the case with open medicals.
- Injury: Asthma, Bronchospasm, allergic rhinitis
- Body Part: Lungs
- Amount: $18,750.00
- Claimant experienced respiratory illness after being exposed to mold at her workplace. Was unable to continue working with this employer due to increased symptoms with exposures. Workers’ compensation for mold problems is rare, but does happen.
- Injury: Labral tear and biceps tendon tear
- Body Part: Shoulder
- Amount: Between $4,000-5,000
- Claimant injured the right shoulder while lifting a heavy patient at work, requiring surgical repair of the injury. The value of shoulder cases in workers’ comp varies widely.
- Injury: Meniscal tear of the right knee; multiple scattered fractures of the foot and hind foot bones (Lisfranc fracture), sublaxation of the calcaneobuboid joint, and widening of the middle facet and subtalar joint.
- Body Part: Right foot and ankle, right knee
- Amount: slightly less than $35,000.00
- Claimant was injured after tripping and falling while on the job. Claimant underwent significant surgical repair following the injury. Claimant was able to return to work following the injury, but this injury involved significant permanency.
Of course, no two personal injury or workers’ comp cases are alike. Numerous factors go into determining the value of a particular case. Moreover, previous success does not guarantee success in a future case, even if the facts are very similar. Seek legal counsel. If you need assistance with a workers’ compensation claim, please start here.