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!

Cruise Line Accident

Charlie took his family on vacation to the Caribbean on a well-known cruise line. He was attending a show in the ships theater. Prior to the show, Charlie went up on stage to take some pictures. There were no signs posted prohibiting passengers from going on stage. As he climbed up the steps and turned left to go onto the stage, he fell 6 feet into the orchestra pit causing him to fracture his right elbow. Obviously, the hole was such that it could not be seen as both the stairs and the pit were painted black. The lighting was very poor.

Charlie was in excruciating pain. He was examined by the ship’s doctor and an IV was started. X-rays of his elbow were required. Pain medication was given. He was monitored and later his right arm was put in a sling. Due to the limited medical resources onboard the ship, Charlie was advised to seek treatment by an orthopedic physician at the next port of call, which he did. More X-rays were taken which revealed an epicondylar fracture to the right elbow. Clearly the ship failed to warn Charlie and all the other passengers of the danger.

If injuries are sustained, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends keeping precise documation of your injuries. Charlie contacted Attorney Jim Brady for a comprehensive case evaluation. A successful claim was brought against the cruise line and monies were recovered on Charlie’s behalf to compensate him for his pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills incurred for this significant injury.

Pedestrian Accident

Early one winter morning John was leaving the coffee shop. As John was about to enter his car, he was struck from behind by a snow plow and thrown eight feet into the air.

John was taken to the hospital and put under anesthesia to assess his injuries. He suffered multiple fractures to his right patella, right tibia and fibula, he fractured his right and left ankles, along with multiple abrasions and bruising throughout his entire body. Both legs were casted. John was eventually transferred to a rehabilitation facility where he spent a number of weeks recuperating. John had a very difficult recovery and incurred over $60,000.00 in expenses.

Attorney Jim Brady put the case into suit and attachments were place on the drivers real-estate. After multiple depositions, the driver accepted responsibility for the injuries. A successful claim was brought against the insurance company and the case was settled immediately prior to trial. Monies were recovered on John’s behalf to compensate him for his medical expenses, pain and suffering and his loss of enjoyment of life.

Passenger Suffers A Herniated Disc - Requires Surgery

Ann was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind at the intersection of Washington Street and Clarendon Street in Boston.

She felt immediate pain in her lower back. Later in the day Ann went to the emergency room because of increased pain which began to radiate down into her right hip and knee. Ann did a course of physical therapy with no relief. We suggested that she seek the opinion of a back surgeon at the New England Baptist Hospital. An MRI revealed a large herniated disc at L4-5 that was impinging on the nerve and she was immediately scheduled for surgery. She did well after surgery.

If injuries are sustained Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends keeping a good record of the pain, you are suffering and keeping track of your medical records and bills. A successful claim was brought against the insurance company and the case settled in mediation. A significant amount of money was recovered on Anne’s behalf to compensate her for her medical expenses, pain and suffering and the loss of her enjoyment of life.