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March 2016 Workers’ Compensation Cases

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If you might have a workers’ comp case in Maryland – please watch the warning on this video.

The cases below reveal the amounts that our workers’ compensation clients were awarded last month.  In most instances the amount is a permanent partial disability (PPD) award.  (In one instance it is a permanent total disability award.)  Sometimes, the amount represents a full and final settlement.  Understand that each workers’ comp case is different.  The value of cases are dependent on multiple factors.

  • Body Part: Neck
  • Injury: Disk herniations in the cervical spine
  • Amount: $12,200.00
  • Claimant was injured in a car accident while at work, when she was rear-ended. She was treated conservatively and with injections. The insurer waived the lien against the at-fault driver in the third-party personal injury case.
  • Body Part: Heart
  • Injury: Hypertension
  • Amount: $6,700.00
  • Claimant developed hypertension as a result of employment in law enforcement. The officer is being treated with medication at this time.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Injury: Thoracic and lumbar strains
  • Amount: Between $20,000 and $25,000
  • Claimant was injured after being rear-ended in a car accident while at work. Claimant was treated conservatively.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Amount: Between $8,000 and $10,000
  • Our injured client slipped and fell at work, twisting his back.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Injury: L5-S1 herniation
  • Amount: PPD award of just under $25,000
  • Claimant was injured as he was lifting heavy boxes and felt pain in his back. He underwent successful surgery in the form of a left sided L5-S1 hemilaminectomy, partial medial facetectomy, foraminotomy, and discectomy.
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Injury: Shoulder strain
  • Amount: $17,587.50
  • Claimant injured his shoulder while lifting heavy objects at work. He was treated conservatively with physical therapy.
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Injury: Shoulder strain
  • Amount: $11,725.00
  • Claimant was injured when he slipped and fell at work. He was treated conservatively.

As you can see from the two examples above, two very similar cases can produce different results for a myriad of reasons.  It’s great to do research online to get an idea about your workers’ comp case.  It’s even good to get a rough estimate of the value of your claim.  However, it’s important to understand there can be vast differences in the value of claims.

  • Body Part: Right shoulder
  • Injury: Shoulder strain
  • Amount: $5,025.00
  • Claimant was rear-ended while driving for work, causing injury to the shoulder. He was treated conservatively with physical therapy.
  • Injury: Paralysis from neck down
  • Amount: Permanent total disability
  • Claimant tragically suffered catastrophic injury as the result of an accident during his work as a tree trimmer. Claimant received permanent total disability benefits.
  • Body Part: Left shoulder
  • Injury: Torn rotator cuff
  • Amount: $33,300.00
  • Claimant was injured when he was climbing a ladder and he felt a pop in his shoulder, aggravating a pre-existing shoulder injury. He underwent surgical repair for a torn rotator cuff and was unable to return to pre-injury employment.
  • Body Part: Left knee
  • Injury: Foreign body lodged into medial aspect of knee
  • Amount: Approximately $7,500
  • Claimant was injured when a piece of metal became lodged into his knee while he was working. Claimant underwent surgery to have the metal removed from his knee.
  • Injury: Partial tearing of the hallucis longus tendon at the first metatarsal
  • Body Part: foot
  • Amount: $5,500
  • Claimant had heavy object fall onto foot. Claimant did not miss any time from work, was on light duty for approximately three weeks and was discharged to full duty thereafter.
  • Injury: Contusion
  • Body Part: knee
  • Amount: In excess of $5,000
  • Claimant was injured when a pallet fell and struck his knee, causing a contusion
  • Body Part: Back Injury
  • Amount: $22,500
  • Claimant was injured running up a flight of stairs during a training exercise.