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$513,000 settlement for crane operator that worked in northern Wisconsin, who suffered multiple injuries to his neck, shoulder, and arm when lifting a pallet at work. The severe injury resulted in multiple neck surgeries, shoulder surgery, and chronic, debilitating headaches/migraines.
$325,000 settlement, along with an additional $55,000 future medical expense account, for a 62-year-old long-time sheet metal worker and roofer from Menomonee Falls, claiming an injury to his low back from his job duties over time.
$250,000 annuity settlement for a 46-year-old school teacher in Milwaukee who suffered a traumatic physical assault by a student, resulting in a severe psychological condition that precluded a return to her teaching career.
$315,000 settlement, along with satisfaction of outstanding medical bills and past paid bills by health insurance, for a 55-year-old over-the-road trucker from Ohio who was in a severe motor vehicle accident. The worker, employed by a Wisconsin-based trucking company, was unable to return to work after suffering significant neck and back injuries, along with resulting psychological difficulties. We achieved this beneficial settlement in the face of defense-based medical and psychological “independent” medical examinations.
$115,000 compromise, as well as satisfaction of outstanding medical bills and past paid medical bills, for health care worker (age 59), who was injured at a Milwaukee-area hospital, when she slipped and fell. The worker ended up having a two-level neck fusion, which was disputed by the workers’ compensation insurance company.
$250,000 lump sum compromise, along with satisfaction of outstanding medical bills and amounts paid by health insurance, in a disputed low back injury claim involving a 58-year-old worker from West Allis who had multiple spinal fusion surgeries and a spinal cord stimulator implant.
Permanent total disability award—payable at 2/3 of the worker’s weekly wages for life—by a judge (and affirmed by appeals Commission) for heavy equipment operator (aged 58) that claimed his job duties for 30+ years for a Milwaukee company resulted in the need for spinal surgeries and permanent limitations that precluded a return to work.
$140,000 settlement, along with additional payment of past medical bills, for firefighter from Franklin, Wisconsin, that suffered an injury to his spine and shoulders during a required training exercise. The claim was disputed by the workers’ compensation insurance company based on the opinion of an IME doctor.
For a 26-year old registered nurse, working at a Milwaukee area hospital, who claimed a back injury while transferring a patient, Domer Law successfully overturned a judge’s decision and obtained a Commission Order affirming the work-relatedness of the nurse’s condition and need for a low back fusion surgery.
$200,000 negotiated settlement for a high school teacher (age 53) who was assaulted by a student at school. He suffered injuries to his shoulders, back, and neck, along with resulting psychological difficulties (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD).
Lifetime permanent total disability benefits at 2/3 of weekly wages (following a judge’s award that was then affirmed by Labor and Industry Commission) for Waukesha truck driver, age 42, who injured her neck coupling a truck trailer. Following surgery for a pseudoaneurysm, she developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (with her treating doctor opining that she believes she will die if she turns her head the wrong way.)
$162,5000 settlement in a disputed workers’ compensation claim for a Milwaukee city laborer, who claimed an injury to his neck and back from his occupational exposure while working—ultimately resulting in a two-level cervical fusion surgery.
$240,000 settlement following a judge’s order for a police officer whose stressful job duties aggravated his underlying gastrointestinal disease, resulting in a claim for permanent total disability.
$450,000settlement for a 40-year-old school teacher from Milwaukee that suffered an injury while lifting a case of paper, causing the need for a low back surgery and significant permanent limitations. The defense presented contrary medical and vocational evidence. Case resolved on appeal after an administrative law judge found the applicant permanently totally disabled.
Obtained “escalated” permanent total disability wage benefits for 19-year-old Pewaukee worker who suffered catastrophic injury while under approximately $29,000/year. Firm was able to obtain an award to escalate wages, for workers’ compensation benefits, to $50,000/year. [Note: The Workers’ Compensation Act allows for an “escalation” of permanent disability benefits for youthful workers under 27 when injured]
Successful settlement after winning in front of a judge and appeals Commission regarding the work-relatedness of a total knee replacement for a 58-year-old pipefitter who injured her knee while working for a boat manufacturer in Marinette, Wisconsin.
$275,000 settlement for a ramp agent from Waterford, Wisconsin, (age 43 when hurt) who injured her back while working for a major package delivery company. Domer Law obtained this settlement when her condition deteriorated following prior vocational retraining efforts (and prior settlements for those benefits), resulting in more severe permanent limitations that did not allow her to return to the labor market.
$285,000 settlement, along with protection on past paid medical bills and a potential fund for future medical treatment expenses, for a primarily Spanish-speaking worker who claimed injuries to her neck (and need for cervical surgery) from her repetitive job duties as a packager at a large package distribution center in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
$325,000 settlement for a 48-year-old installer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who injured his low back when he fell from a truck. Workers’ compensation disputed his need for two separate low back surgeries.
$300,000 settlement for a security guard at a nursing home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, who fell on steps, injuring his back and ankle, which ultimately resulted in the need for a significant spine surgery. Domer Law achieved this resolution in the face of a defense medical expert who tried to suggest that the worker had not actually injured his back in the incident.
$150,000 death benefit for the spouse of a deceased firefighter in Waukesha County, where we claimed the firefighter’s cancer was due to his occupational exposure at work.
$285,000settlement for a 52-year-old Milwaukee worker who sustained a low back injury while lifting a box as a custodian. He underwent three separate low back surgeries as a result of the work-related low back condition.
$150,000 settlement related to a traumatic shoulder injury for a foreman from Crivitz, Wisconsin, who worked for an energy company. The worker had a major shoulder surgery that resulted in severe permanent limitations.
$130,000 settlement for a younger worker (age 26) who suffered a traumatic head injury when working for a company from Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The injury resulted in neurological deficits, including dizziness, headaches and nausea.
$200,000 negotiated settlement for a West Allis, Wisconsin, worker who hurt his spine while pushing a large piece of equipment onto a skid. This was a nonsurgical claim, where the worker had significant permanent limitations and a loss of earning capacity.
$240,000settlement for a Milwaukee manufacturing worker who sustained a low back injury lifting at work.
$210,000 settlement for a Kenosha factory worker who lost a finger and sustained significant psychological injuries as a result, hindering his ability to return to work.
$150,000 settlement for a machine operator from central Wisconsin who contracted Lyme disease at work.
$150,000 settlement plus an additional $30,000 for future medical treatment for a Milwaukee dental hygienist for an injury to her neck as a result of her job duties.
$145,000 settlement plus an additional $29,000 for future medical expenses for a Waukesha HVAC technician who injured his low back.
$125,000 settlement plus $11,000 for future medical expenses for a Brookfield (Waukesha County) grocery store employee who fell at work and injured her back.
$293,000 settlement, along with an additional $107,000 for future medical treatment expenses, for a 59-year-old, primarily Spanish-speaking worker from St. Francis, Wisconsin, who injured her low back while bending at work. She ended up having low back surgery and needed permanent limitations that hindered her ability to work. We achieved this settlement in the face of defense medical and vocational experts.
450,000 settlement, along with a separate future medical expense account, for a registered nurse (age 39) from Mequon who injured her back at a Milwaukee-area hospital, resulting in the need for multiple spine surgeries and a claim that she could never return to the labor market.
$325,000 settlement for a manufacturing director who claimed the development of a severe pulmonary/lung condition from his occupational exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials over the years.
$250,000 settlement for a Milwaukee worker who had pieces of steel fall on his leg, which resulted in leg, knee and low back complications that required long-term medical care.
$300,000 settlement for a 34-year-old Milwaukee machinist and service technician whose many years of work lifting and bending resulted in back and shoulder surgeries that left him unable to work.
$260,000 settlement for a 65-year-old Minocqua, Wisconsin, truck driver with total knee and shoulder replacement surgeries after many years of driving, loading and unloading trucks.