Thursday, January 5, 2012

Recent Minnesota Workers' Compensation Successes

Each year, we recover millions of dollars’ worth of benefits on behalf of our clients. Each case is different, and you should consult Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney to get a fair assessment of the value of your workers’ compensation case. 

Here’s a couple examples of our recent successes:
  • We recently secured an $85,000.00 workers’ compensation settlement for a police officer who suffered an on-the-job heart attack after a high-speed chase and physical altercation with a suspect. While the officer recovered from the heart attack with relatively mild permanent heart damage, he developed significant anxiety and fear about suffering another heart attack when confronted with high-stress situations, which caused him to experience atrial fibrillations, or erratic heartbeats. As a result, he could no longer work as a police officer. Prior to the settlement, this gentleman had received a variety of monetary and medical benefits from the workers’ compensation insurer. As part of the settlement, he is also entitled to ongoing medical care for his heart condition for the rest of his life. We also secured PERA duty disability benefits and healthcare continuation benefits under Minn. Stat. § 299A.465 on his behalf.  
  • We recovered a $51,000.00 workers’ compensation settlement on behalf of a school janitor who sustained a broken foot and a neck injury when he fell while cleaning. The workers’ compensation insurance company acknowledged liability for his foot injury, but denied liability for his neck injury. Unfortunately, the worker subsequently developed regional sympathetic disorder (RSD) in his lower extremity, and the insurance company started fighting over his medical care. Prior to the settlement, the worker received over a year’s worth of wage loss benefits and substantial medical expense benefits. In addition to the monetary settlement, he will be entitled to medical care for his foot and leg injury for the rest of his life. 
  • We obtained a $70,000.00 workers’ compensation settlement for a machine operator who sustained numerous injuries over the years to his shoulders, neck, and back. Eventually, he had to undergo a two level fusion in his cervical spine and could no longer do his job. Prior to the settlement, the worker had received a variety of wage loss benefits and medical expense benefits. In addition to the settlement, he is entitled to future medical care for his back, neck, and shoulders for the rest of his life. 
The verdict or settlement of your own case will depend upon its particular facts. Past results do not guarantee future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. The cases reported in the website are not meant to cause any unjustified expectations regarding the merits of your own claim.

For a free, no-obligation Minnesota workers’ compensation case evaluation, contact Meuser & Associate at 877-746-5680, or click here to send us an email to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. 


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