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.
When this injured worker returned to work with restrictions in a different, and less demanding position than the one in which he was injured, and which pays less than his old job, Lipkin & Apter negotiated a Wage-Differential Settlement for $300,000
A 53-year-old long term and reliable school custodian JS contacted Lipkin & Apter after his school district failed to accommodate his light-duty work restrictions and denied him worker compensation, financial and medical benefits. He was told by his supervisor that the restriction written by his rheumatologist could not be honored - he either had to work full duty or not at all, at which point JS went home. As a result, JS had now been unemployed and penniless for several months and was not receiving any temporary total disability benefits or weekly workers compensation and a petition for an emergency trial was filed immediately.
During the trial, the school district attempted to discredit JS's account by discrediting the number of pieces of furniture he had to move each night and the number of classrooms for which he was responsible. On the other hand, Lipkin & Apter attorneys cross-examined his supervisors to reveal that JS performed his job well and so they had little reason to actually watch him work. Meaning they did not know how he rearranged the chairs and desks. Nor did they know the distance the equipment had to be moved. Following the trial, the arbitrator Awarded Medical Benefit, Temporary Total Disability, Back Pay, and Permanent Disability to JS.
Resolving an injury case- be it work related or personal injury- must take into account the personal circumstances and certainly, the wishes of our client. As attorneys, our goal is to give our clients the information they need to make a decision that best suits their needs.
The attorneys at Lipkin & Apter have successful experience processing mold and toxic tort cases and OSHA air quality restrictions. In this case, we successfully negotiated a settlement of $420,000. Defendants initially offered a total of only $20,000. Our investigation and medical testimony proved to the Defendants that our client’s claims were severe and possessed a strong likelihood of success at trial.
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.