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One of the most dangerous work environments one can imagine is a major construction site with multiple pieces of heavy equipment trying to navigate around the site without striking each other or other workers who are located about the area. With all the distractions in a confined space, it seems that it is just a […]
In many industries it is common practice for one trade to follow another on to the work site, or even different crews working for the same employer, but assigned to different tasks. Working in an industrial setting or on a major construction site can be dangerous in and of itself, but how does the follow-on […]
It is not surprising that employees who work in retail, particularly when they work in so-called “big box” stores, are subject to injury from merchandise falling from shelves. Depending on how the store moves its merchandise within the store, forklift accidents can also happen. How about a case involving merchandise falling from where it was […]
Falls in the workplace are a common source of injuries in workers’ compensation cases. They come in a variety of ways and can result in a wide array of injuries. Tucker K. was working in the family-owned direct mail business near his home in Centreville. He climbed up on a stack of pallets, but due […]
The courts in Virginia have recognized the inherent risks of injury when using ladders. See VFP, Inc. v. Shepherd, 39 Va. App. 289, 293, 572 S.E.2d 510, 512 (2002); Irby v. G&B Insulation Co., Inc., JCN: VA00000529823 (Feb. 26, 2013). Perhaps that is why we see so many falls from ladders in our workers’ comp […]
Case Details While moving a cabinet at work, the Claimant severely injured his back. Results A lump sum settlement of $175,000.00 was secured for this client. Additionally, payment for all related medical treatment from the original date of injury through the final approval of the settlement was obtained.
Case DetailsClaimant, an undocumented worker from Mexico, worked as an unskilled construction laborer. He fell from a floor joist onto a concrete floor resulting in a traumatic brain injury. He was hospitalized at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville and later moved to Sheltering Arms Hospital in Midlothian. The claim was denied. His […]
Case Details In this case, the Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle accident while working for the employer. He suffered multiple injuries to his left leg and knee, left hip, head/brain/concussion, ribs, lungs, and left hand/wrist/thumb, and psychiatric issues. Results HammondTownsend won the client a lump sum settlement in the amount of $99,000.00. Payment […]
Case Details In February 2010, our client sustained a right shoulder injury while working for his employer. Despite the fact that multiple awards have been entered for both medical treatment and lost wages, the parties all agreed that a full and final lump sum settlement would be in the best interest of the client. Results […]
Case Details In this case, the Claimant fell while working for L.B. Mason & Son, Inc. injuring his skull, brain, ribs, clavicle, shoulder, upper extremity, and his right side. Results In this case, HammondTownsend helped the client obtain a settlement of $115,000.00 plus $200,492.00 for a Medicare set-aside account for future treatment for the client’s […]
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