Workers Compensation: New Luxury Apartments Complex Brings The Pain

Steven was employed as the Director of Engineering at a large apartment complex. As he was approaching a large metal gate, the wind blew the gate. Steven raised his arm to block the impact, but the gate struck his right shoulder and elbow.

Steven went to Urgent Care and x-rays confirmed no fractures. He continued to have ongoing pain and followed up with an orthopedic surgeon. The physician examined Steven’s shoulder rand elbow and informed him that he wanted an MRI of the right shoulder. He informed Steven that the right elbow was dislocated and he referred him to physical therapy for the elbow. The MRI of the right shoulder confirmed adhesive capsulitis and subacromial impingement. The physician ordered physical therapy for range of motion and stretching for the adhesive capsulitis. He also administered an injection in the right shoulder. Steven started physical therapy and returned to his physician’s office. The pain persisted and surgery was recommended. Steven underwent surgery for his right shoulder. Following the surgery, he had pain in the right should and numbness in the hand. Steven was referred to another physician for treatment of the right elbow.

A nerve conduction study was ordered and revealed right ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Steven underwent surgery for the elbow. At the time of his post-operative follow up, he informed the physician there was no change since the surgery. The physician discussed undergoing another procedure, however he could not predict what the outcome may be. Steven elected to have a second opinion by another physician. He was informed that the surgery was an option, but again was told there was no guarantee of success and the chances of improvement were minimal. Steven did not proceed with additional surgery and he continues to experience numbness and tingling of the right arm.

Steven contacted attorney Jim Brady for a case evaluation. Steven’s injuries prevented him from returning to his position. A claim for Social Security Disability benefits was filed and benefits were awarded. Steven also received a significant lump sum settlement form the workers compensation insurer.

If you are injured at work, please contact Attorney Jim Brady and Associates. Attorney Brady has over 34 years of experience helping injured employees get the benefits they deserve.

Four Vehicle Collision on Route 93

Karen was involved in a four-vehicle collision on Route 93. She was sandwiched between a car and a truck and was lucky to walk away from this crash. Karen suffered injuries to her neck, back, shoulder and hip. She suffered for months with anxiety.

We were able to recover the full amount of the policy for the injuries Karen sustained and the pain and suffering she endured for nearly a year following the crash.

If injuries are sustained, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends contacting us to assist you through this process. With over 34 years of experience, we will get you outstanding results.

Jackson Family Hit In Car Crash On The Way To Depart For Family Vacation

A friend picked up the Jackson’s to take them to the airport heading for vacation. While on the Southeast expressway, the Jackson’s vehicle was struck from behind forcing the car to spin and strike a jersey barrier. The force of the impact caused Mr. Jackson’s seat to buckle and break. He was extremely shaken up. He felt immediate pain in his ribs and back from the seatbelt. EMS arrived and it was thought Mr. Jackson may have fractured some ribs because the pain was so intense. He could not breath easily. The ambulance transported Mr. Jackson to a local hospital where x-rays showed displaced fractures of the 9th and 10th ribs. The pain was so intense it was was difficult for Mr. Jackson to breath.

The Jackson’s vacation was ruined as well as his holidays. He was confined to a reclining chair for over a month as it was too uncomfortable to sleep in his bed.

If you are injured in an auto accident, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends keeping a record of all of your medical visits, bills and out of pocket expenses. A successful claim was brought against the insurance company and was settled for the policy limits. We were also able to recover monies from the underinsurace company and were able to our client monies for the pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses and the loss of enjoyment of life.

Worker's Leg Gets Crushed By 500 lb. Granite Slab

Richard’s leg was crushed when a 500 lb. block of granite fell and pinned his leg while twisting his right foot.

Richard was brought to the emergency room and an MRI was ordered for his right ankle and foot. The results were bone contusion and effusion in the tibiotalar joint. He was discharged with pain medication, provided an equalizer boot and informed to elevate his ankle. The was referred for pain management and physical therapy. The pain management doctor informed Richard his symptoms were consistent with the complex regional pain syndrome of the right lower extremity. Lumbar sympathetic block injections were suggested and Richard received two injections. Pain was ongoing and Richard elected to go to a different pain clinic. The physician’s plan at the new pain clinic were to change his pain medications, start Richard on IV lidocaine and proceed with placement of a spinal cord stimulator. Richard did agree with the options and he underwent the placement of a spinal cord stimulator. Following recovery, he started with physical therapy.

Richard contacted Attorney Jim Brady for a case evaluation. Richard’s significant injuries were permanent and he was unable to return to his position. A claim for Social Security Disability benefits was filed and benefits were awarded. Richard received a successful lump sum settlement from the worker’s compensation insurer. Richard also received a so-called third party settlement against the owner of the property where the injury occurred.

If you are injured at work, please contact Attorney Jim Brady and Associates.

Police Officer Injured In Car Chase Suffers Knee Injury

While in pursuit of a suspect, Police Officer Thomson and several fellow officers were able to box the suspect in with their vehicle behind him. The suspect accelerated his vehicle causing Officer Thompson’s car to spin out of control. The force of the impact caused Officer Thomson’s knee to twist and went into a varus position causing immediate pain. Officer Thomson was diagnosed with a torn medial meniscus with an associated Baker’s cyst related to the rotational injury. Our client ultimately needed surgery to repair the injury. He then followed with a course of physical therapy. Officer Thomson missed approximately 8 weeks of work due to this injury.

We recovered the policy limits available from the defendant’s insurance company and also made a successful recovery from Officer Thomson’s own underinsured policy.

If injuries are sustained, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends keeping precise documentation of your injuries. Officer Thomson contacted our office and we were able to successfully recover monies for lost wages, medical expenses and the loss of enjoyment of life on his behalf.

Nurse Injures Back While Transferring A Patient

Ann worked as a nurse in the Emergency Room at a Boston hospital. While moving a patient from a bed to the operating room table, she felt an immediate pull in her back, left leg and left ankle.

She was diagnosed with sciatica and was given pain medication. She was advised to remain out of work. Anne was diagnosed with an L2-3-disc bulging, a broad central herniation at L3-4 and a broad disc bulging irritating the L3 nerve roots. She attempted to return to work, but was unable to continue her position as a registered nurse.

Nurse Connor was awarded long-term disability benefits and we were able to secure Social Security Disability benefits on her behalf. In light of the same, it made perfect sense to settle her workers compensation claim as she was suffering from a dollar for dollar offset of benefits between long-term disability, Social Security and workers compensation benefits. By eliminating the workers compensation benefit via a lump sum settlement, Nurse Connor was able to increase her monthly Social Security benefit and put away a nest egg for herself and family. We settled this workers compensation case and she received a significant amount of money.

If you injure yourself at work, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends contacting us to assist you through this process. With over 34 years of experience, we will get you outstanding results.

Driver Suffers Multiple Injuries In A Low Speed Car Accident

While working, Jack Brown was stopped at a light on Main Street in Medway, Massachusetts when he was struck in the rear by an inattentive driver in a commercial truck. Mr. Brown anticipated the crash in his rear view mirror and held tightly to the steering wheel. The force of the impact bent the steering wheel, but otherwise caused very little damage to his car.

Mr. Brown felt immediate pain in his neck, back and right shoulder and was transferred from the scene by ambulance to the local emergency room where he was treated and released. Several days later the pain increased. Mr. Brown was diagnosed with a right shoulder joint separation and muscle spasm. Jack treated consistently with physical therapy, but eventually had to have arthroscopic surgery on his right back shoulder as there was a complete tear. Unfortunately even after surgery, Mr. Brown continued to have pain in his right shoulder. He sought a second opinion. It was determined that the first surgery failed and Mr. Brown had to have corrective surgery on his right shoulder. He also had a series of injections in his lower spine to relieve his pain. Mr. Brown was out of work for a considerable amount of time during which time he was paid worker’s compensation benefits.

Unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company, a suit was filed and the case was prepared for trial. The insurance company took the position that this minor fender bender and with no visible damage to Mr. Brown’s car and he would get little or nothing from the jury. As the trial date approached, the insurance company asked to mediate the case. A successful recovery was made in mediation on Mr. Brown’s behalf recovering significant funds to cover his lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of his life. This was anything but a so-called frivolous lawsuit. The insurer paid because we were prepared to take Mr. Brown’s case to trial and win.

If injuries are sustained, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends contacting us to assist you through the process.

Nurse Falls at Work Causing Injuries to Back and Knee

Julie, a Registered Nurse, was helping a patient get back into bed. She got a hoister lift and while positioning the lift, she fell forward causing injuries to her left knee and back.

She immediately went to the emergency room and was told she had a contusion of the left knee and lumbar strain. She was given an adjustable cane and informed to follow up with her physician. Julie’s doctor referred her to physical therapy and prescribed a muscle relaxer for her back. She started physical therapy, but her back pain persisted. Her physician gave her an anti-inflammatory medication and told Julie that she needed to remain out of work. Julie had a second opinion with a physiatrist due to low back pain and leg pain. The physiatrist recommended injections for her back.

Julie contacted Attorney Jim Brady for a case evaluation. Her ongoing back and leg pain prevented her from returning to her position. A claim was filed for Social Security Disability benefits and benefits were awarded. She also received a significant lump sum settlement from the worker’s compensation insurer.

Driver Fractures Arm In Automobile Accident

Linda was on her way to work traveling southbound on Route 1 in Sharon, Massachusetts when suddenly and without warning, another vehicle attempted a left hand turn from a public parking lot heading northbound on Route 1. She t-boned Linda’s vehicle.

Linda felt immediate pain in her right wrist, neck, back and right shoulder and was transferred from the scene by ambulance to a local hospital where she was treated and released. She was eventually diagnosed with a complex fracture of her right wrist and had two surgeries to fix the problem.

The insurance company was attempting to settle the case for substantially less than the policy limit, but after extensive negotiations we were able to collect the full amount of the insurance policy for our client.

If injuries are sustained Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends contacting us to assist you through this difficult process. With over 34 years of experience, we’ll get you an outstanding result.

Multiple Fractures in Motorcycle Accident

John White, an off-duty policeman, was riding his motorcycle on the way home from work and collided with another vehicle that pulled out in front of him from a side street. The driver’s view was obstructed by bushes in the yard adjacent to the side street and as a result the driver of the car could not see the motorcycle.

Mr. White was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered extensive injuries requiring him to be taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital where he underwent six hours of surgery. He suffered a left leg fracture, his left elbow and shoulder were severely injured, he suffered a ruptured tendon in his left arm as well as facial lacerations, body scrapes and contusions. Mr. White was out of work for a period amount of time.

We were able to recover the full amount of the policy against the driver and homeowner.

If injuries are sustained, Jim Brady and Associates recommends contacting us to assist you through this process. With over 34 years of experience, we will get you outstanding results!