While walking in the common dock area, a fork lift driver employed by another company backed up and ran over our client's foot, resulting in a Lisfranc (midfoot) fracture. Here's how this became both a workers compensation and a personal injury claim.
A 45 year old material handler re-injured his back while driving a fork lift truck into a steel barrier. The case proceeded as an aggravation of a preexisting condition. The employer disputed the value of the workers' compensation claim. Following negotiations, Lipkin & Apter successfully increased the settlement offer.
A State of Illinois was hit by a semi tractor trailer suffering serious injury and surgery from which he remained off work for 6 months. Lipkin & Apter secured workers' compensation total temporary disability payment and ALSO negotiated a personal injury settlement resulting in a total settlement of over $1,000,000.
MC, a former client, contacted us after having been injured while making a delivery to a grocery store. The wheels of his hand truck caught on a loosely covered and hazardous drain causing him to seriously injure both wrists. The personal injury and workers' compensation lawyers at Lipkin & Apter successful obtained both workers' compensation benefits for his extended time off duty as well as a $525,000 personal injury settlement due to the drain hazard.
Our 78 year old client fell getting out of his car he had parked in his company designated parking lot. The lot was unpaved and a large stone may have contributed to our client losing balance. The fall aggravated a pre-existing condition. And an Independent Medical Evaluation determined the fall necessitated surgery. As a contributing cause to the injury, our client received a $50,000 settlement plus $10,000 set aside for future medical needs.
Lipkin & Apter attorneys get results. We know how to maximize the money damages our clients have coming to them in a variety of personal injury cases including auto accidents, workers compensation, medical negligence, nursing home abuse, and construction accidents.