Sherry W. v. Bryan Memorial Hospital (Lincoln NE resident)
Sherry had a prior unrelated low back injury that required surgery. She recovered and return to work. After 6 months, she sustained an aggravation due to pushing a large patient. The hospital denied the claim and terminated her employment. After months of litigation a great result was obtained via mediation.
Jolene F. v. Hinz Trucking (Fairbury NE resident)
Jolene suffered from injury to her ankle due to a fall at work. It resulted in traumatic nerve injury which affected her knee on the same side. The insurance company denied the knee injury and only wanted to pay a small penance for the ankle injury. Unfortunately, Jolene had a previous lawyer that did not pursue the matter due to the lack of experience with the law and medical injuries. This firm obtained a great result for the combination of the two injuries. The claim resolved via mediation.
Stacy L. v. Interim Home Healthcare (Omaha NE resident)
Stacy injured her knee in a slip and fall taking care of a home health patient. She required a meniscus surgery and an ACL reconstruction. When it failed, the insurance company denied the need for a total knee replacement. The treating physician supported her claim but the insurance physicians denied the claim. After litigation, recovery was obtained of up to $40,000 in weekly benefits which ultimately resulted in payment of over $30,000 in permanent benefits and a lump sum settlement of $50,000.
Joe S. v. KCC Feeding (Holdrege NE resident)
Joe injured his low back due to a work event in 2004. The claim was denied. An Award was entered by the court finding him permanently and totally disabled. He received weekly benefits for over 15 years. When cancer was found, the claim resolved for the present value of 10 years of future benefits.
Fausto M. v. Werner Construction Co (Lexington NE resident)
Fausto injured his shoulder, wrist and head due to a traumatic fall requiring surgery to repair a rotator cuff tear, however, he ultimately required a total should replacement which the insurance company denied. An additional legal issue was whether he was entitled to permanent disability for the combination of his shoulder and wrist injury just like one would get with a neck and back. The case settled via mediation.
Brandi K. v. Century Link Inc. (Iowa resident)
This Iowa workers’ compensation case involved several surgeries to the wrist, elbow and shoulder as well as keloid scarring. All care was obtained and the ultimate issue at trial was the nature and extent of the permanent disability. The case resolved amicably despite several months of litigation and battle between the treating physicians and the insurance hired physicians.
Jacob G. v. Abengoa Bioenergy (Ravenna NE resident)
Jacob suffered third degree burns to his feet when ethanol sludge fell on his legs. The significant injuries resulted in altered walking gait developing into bilateral hip contractures. The insurance company hired several physicians to deny the claim but the treating physicians stuck up for Jacob. After months of litigation and medical testimony, the claim resolved with payment of permanent benefits of over $50,000 with additional settlement of $50,000.
Abigail M. v. Driver (Lancaster County resident)
Abigail was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind by another vehicle.
Additional issue with requiring Bryan Memorial Hospital to follow medical billing laws in which they violated and misrepresented to medical pay insurance companies in order to receive more than they were entitled to. They reimbursed the injured party and the med pay carriers waived reimbursements due to their failure to properly determine valid liens.
William W. v. Roman Packing (Norfolk NE resident)
William was represented for over 10 years by a previous lawyer. He changed to a lawyer in this firm who had the experience to determine and work the case in a matter of just a few months to recover the just workers compensation William was entitled to.
David R. JBS Swift (Omaha NE resident)
David was a resident of the State of Iowa but was injury in at the Omaha packing plant. This was covered by the old Iowa laws that compensated shoulders like a back. He subsequently injured his knee resulting in surgery due to a Nebraska injury. The combination of the injuries resulted in a great outcome.
Sally G. v. Exmark Manufacturing (Beatrice NE resident)
Sally injured her shoulder due to lifting at work. The insurance company hired a doctor for an insurance exam. He opined the injury was not work related. She subsequently hurt the same shoulder one year later lifting doing the same job. The insurance company hired another insurance doctor to say the injury was not work related. Sally sought her own physician who performed surgery. The case went to trial where an Award was obtained where the court ridiculed the insurance physicians and relied on the treating physician.
Settlement Award: $72,000.00
Servando E. v. Ash Grove Cement Company
Servando injured his head, neck and shoulder in a motor vehicle accident in the course of his employment. He had several surgeries to his shoulder but the insurance company denied the neck and head injuries. Through litigation resolution was reached prior to trial.
Scott H. v. Florilli Transporation, National Interstate, & Second Injury Fund of Iowa (Iowa resident)
Scott injured his right knee in the course of employment. He had significant pre-existing issues due to a previous injury. The work injury resulted in a total knee replacement but also overcompensation injury to the left knee. Scott’s initial lawyer quit the case and through the efforts of Scott’s new lawyer with this firm a great result was obtained through mediation.
Rod S. v. Lindsay Manufacturing (Seargant Bluff NE resident)
Rod sustained an injury to his low back resulting in 2 surgeries. He could not return to his former employment and needed retraining which he obtained. However, it was in a field resulting in an associated degree in a field that was obsolete. Further surgery to remove his hardware resulted in additional disability. Resolution was reached prior to trial.
Patricia U. v. LG Pike Construction (Kansas resident)
Patricia lost her husband in a work accident that occurred in the State of Iowa as he was working for a Kansas employer. Kansas pays significantly less widow dependent benefits, ie. $300,000, than the State of Iowa (no cap). This claim involved recovering the Kansas limited cap on widow benefits but also seeking the additional widow benefits in the State of Iowa up to the present value of her life expectancy. There was an additional issue as to the proper wages of the deceased husband as he received annual bonuses which were being excluded by the insurance company in order to pay her lower widow benefits. The case settled via mediation short of trial.
Alejandra V. v. Orthman Manufacturing, Inc. (Lexington NE resident)
Alejandra injured his low back which necessitated two surgeries with the physician the company and the insurance company chose. He needed a 3rd surgery and chose a physician who ultimately indicated her needed a more significant 4th surgery. He chose not to have the 4th surgery. Alejandra claimed to be totally disabled but the insurance company argued he could not be since he declined further surgery. The claim resolved short of going to court.
Gregory S. v. Black Hills Energy (Lincoln, NE resident)
Greg was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident when he was T-boned by another driver in the course and scope of his employment. The case involved a liability claim against the other driver, underinsured motorist coverage through the employer as well as Greg’s own personal auto coverage carrier but also a workers’ compensation claim all arising out of the accident. There was significant overlapping of coverages and with excellent maneuvering around how all claims coordinated with each other with proper credits and offsets, etc. All claims resolved with a great result.
Candee M. v. Deceased Driver (Schuyler, NE resident)
Candee sustained severe trauma and injuries resulting in her passing due to a head-on collision. Due to minimum policy limits of the driver’s insurance as well as her own minimum policy limits, the combined policies were not enough to pay medical bills exceeding a million dollars. As a result of policy exceptions and medical providers not following legal guidelines the medical charges were avoided and the estate recovered the limits of the coverage.
Matt S. v. State of Nebraska Tecumseh Correctional Facility (Douglas County Resident)
Matt injured himself during an inmate incident in the course of his employment as a guard. He injured his back causing the need for surgical intervention and at the completion of care his orthopedic physician opined he was totally fine to return to his position as a guard. Matt was uncertain he could even pass re-certification let alone being able to protect himself or others. The case issue was whether heh could or could not return to perform all the necessary requirements of the job. Settlement was reached short of trial on the issue.
Abdou S. v. Nebraska Prime (Hastings, NE resident)
Abdou injured his shoulder and wrist in the same accident due to being struck by a cow. He required surgery to both injuries. Combining both injuries to determine his permanent disability benefits resulted in total disability. The insurance company denied that he was totally disabled arguing that he was only entitled to the percentage % impairment the doctor rendered. Nebraska law allows the combination of impairments to extremities that occur in the same accident to determine disability just like a neck or back injury. Settlement was reached via mediation prior to court.
Brian G. v. Omaha Neon Sign (Lincoln, NE resident)
Brian was injured as a result of falling from a man-lift cherry picker when the lift broke. He suffered injuries to his back and knee. After years of working with another attorney who could not resolve the matter and quit on him after a small percentage of statutory benefits were paid out, Brian changed lawyers and within a few months this firm’s representing attorney combined medical evidence from both injuries to reach a satisfactory settlement.
Glen E. v. K&B Trucking (Missouri resident)
Glen was injured in the course of driving for this Sioux City trucking company when he slipped inside his cab causing injury to his knee. The company denied his claim in its entirety arguing that his accident was not in the course of his employment. Thanks to a stand-up Missouri physician Glen was able to resolve his claim.
Kim S. v. Marriott (North Platte, NE resident)
Workers Compensation: Kim had a lifting injury to her hand that developed into a chronic pain syndrome according to some of the physicians that treated her while several other Drs. disputed the diagnosis and relationship to work.
Angela C. v. Tyson Foods (Lexington, NE resident)
Angela slipped and fell at work. The employer did not record the fall and Angela put up with her injury until 6 months later when she had to see a doctor. Witnesses confirmed her fall and the fact she went to the company nurse, but it was not recorded. Surgery was recommended but she did not want it as she feared having it. The employer denied the claim and after heading to court the parties resolved the claim through mediation.
Robert A. v. R. J. Corman (Alliance, NE resident)
Workers Compensation: Shoulder injury on dominant arm resulting in multiple surgeries. Injury disputed due to history of heavy weight lifting and complaints of lifting injury before initial surgery. Prior to settlement partial disability payment had been made. Settlement based on cost of vocational rehabilitation or start-up cost of a business.
Jeffrey P. v. Flood Communications, LLC & Red Beacon (Colorado Springs, CO resident)
Jeff P. sustained carbon monoxide exposure working as a mobile transmitter in a mobile truck. There were numerous co-workers who confirmed there was a problem with the generator leaking CO in the truck. The ER blood tests confirmed there was a significant exposure. The employer disputed the claim and did not pay benefits until the 8th month after the exposure. Litigation ensued. After obtaining significant benefits and medical care, the parties resolved the claim when maximum healing was attained.
Michael D. v. ACI Concrete Placement of Lincoln (Lincoln, NE resident)
Michael injured his right knee when he slipped and fell. After being released by his physician, he continued to have instability, weakness and pain. As a result, he slipped and fell again when his right leg buckled causing injury to his left knee. Surgery was performed. The employer denied the claim as they did not believe him. Litigation ensured and the parties resolved the claim.
R.J. v. J.M. (Salina, KS resident)
Personal injury case wherein the client had a low back injury from a car rollover. There was an issue as to insurance coverage and whether any future medical care would be necessary from the accident.
J.D. v. K.R. (Lincoln, NE resident)
Personal injury case involving a cyclist hit by a car while in the crosswalk. There were some insurance disputes as to whether riding a bike in a crosswalk would be considered a pedestrian. Also, there was a dispute as to whether the Defendant was 100% liable. The policy limits were obtained and also a substantial amount for underinsured motorist coverage with a total settlement of $130,000.
James M. v. Sysco (Lincoln, NE resident)
Workers Compensation: James was injured moving cargo as a truck driver. He had extensive back treatment resulting in work restrictions and a loss of earning capacity. He had an extensive history of nonphysical work with comparable earning. Compromised value based on variety of factors including cost of retraining.
Shawn H. v. Consolidated Concrete (Lincoln, NE resident)
Workers Compensation: Head injury when equipment struck Shawn causing skull fracture and head injury symptoms. There were no work physical work restrictions and Shawn returned to work he had done in the past.
Steve P. v. Hastings Utility (Hastings, NE resident)
Steve P. sustained COPD and occupational bronchitis due to the repeated exposure to fly ash and other chemicals in the utility department. The insurance company disputed the conditions were related to work at all as well as the nature and extent of his disability. Evidence was obtained from the treating physicians to fight against the insurance company’s hired gun. The parties resolved their differences.
Cindi B. v. Project Response Inc. (Nebraska City, NE resident)
Our firm took took over this case from another lawyer. The worker was injured while lifting a bag of laundry. There was an issue as to whether the injury was related to the accident or not. As trial approached, we reached a workers’ compensation settlement.
Jeff E v. State of NE (Lincoln, NE resident)
Workers Compensation: Jeff injured his back doing manual lifting and twisting. His back injury required surgery that was not completely successful. He was left with pain, stiffness and work restrictions and unable to return to work with the State. Settlement was based on compromise between minimal loss of earning capacity and odd lot worker status with intermittent employment only.
Settlement: $250,000 ($100,000 paid in 2018 and balance in 2019 based on state budget rules)
Alden P. v. PSI Transport LLC (Norton, KS resident)
Alden sustained a shoulder injury due to repetitive work causing the need for a total shoulder replacement. The claim was disputed by the insurance carrier arguing it was a pre-existing condition. Alden never went to the doctor prior to his accident. The treating physician supported the claim but the insurance company arranged for their doctor to see him but opined that it was related to a degenerative condition despite never having any prior issues. The parties settled the claim after the evidence was developed.
Nelson F. v. Expediter Services, LLC (Kissimmee, FL resident)
Nelson was a lease operator who arranged driving through a broker in order to lease a Fed Ex truck. He sustained multiple significant injuries due to a team driver rolling the truck. Fed Ex argued that he was not their employee and the broker only provided occupational and accident policies that paid very little per week and medical care for 2 years from the date of accident. Litigation was pursued and resolution of all claims was reached.
Michael G. v. Frito Lay (Marion, TX resident)
Michael G. sustained a low back injury on the job. As a result of his significant disc herniation and protrusion he sustained nerve injury to his foot. The nature and extent of disability was disputed by the insurance carrier. Vocational disability evaluations were obtained, and the parties settled the claim.
Shirley W. v. Wal-Mart (North Platte, NE resident)
Worker slipped on floor and injured back. There was an issue as to whether the worker would be able to continue working or not. We obtained an opinion from a vocational rehabilitation specialist who opined that the worker was permanently disabled. Thereafter, we obtained a Workers’ Compensation settlement of $339,769.72.
Gregory S. v. (Lincoln, NE resident)
Greg’s claim involved a work accident when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident in the course and scope of his employment. The defendant rear-ended him and he sustained numerous and significant injuries. These claims involved the legal hardship between liability carriers, workers’ compensation carriers, subrogation interests and on-going claims in workers’ compensation. Resolution was reached with the liability carriers, underinsured motorist coverage with the employer and Greg’s insurance company as well as the workers’ compensation carrier reducing their subrogation interest based on the medical and legal evidence obtained.
Kelly L. v. ABF Freight System Inc. (Goehner, NE resident)
Kelly suffered a significant injury to his ankle from a work injury. He was unable to return to his old job as a result. His cased was settled for almost $50,000.
Lupe R. v. Reyes (Omaha, NE resident)
Lupe was injured when the car she was riding in was involved in a one vehicle collision in Iowa. Lupe injured her knee which required surgery. Her case was settled for $67,500.
Gail R. v. Wal-Mart (Holmesville, NE resident)
Worker hit in face by pallet and sustained a concussion and headaches. There was a dispute as to what ongoing problems were caused by the head injury and what was simply preexisting. Eventually, we were able to obtain a Workers’ compensation settlement of $170,000.
Tracey M. v. Kucera (Mason City, NE resident)
Personal Injury/Motor Vehicle collision/Drunk Driver: Tracey was rear ended by a drunk driver in the middle of the day. She sustained a back injury with a short loss of work and return to pre-injury work. She underwent laser surgery which was contested as unnecessary and possibly fraudulent.
Nancy L. v. Palleton of Fremont (Fremont, NE resident)
Nancy injured her low back which resulted in the placement of spinal column stimulator. The employer hired an insurance physician who opined that no further medical care was needed and the medications prescribed by her pain specialist were no longer reasonable. The employer also denied the true value of the permanent disability as they argued they could accommodate her restrictions. It was clearly shown this was make-shift work and not a real job and the parties settled the case via mediation based on the true value of the disability presented to the court.
Allen D. v. Nebraska Central Railroad Company, A Delaware Corporation, and Rio Grande Pacific Corporation, A Texas Corp (Fairfield, NE resident)
Allen’s claim was a FELA claim. A Federal train workers’ compensation claim against Nebraska Railroad. Allen injured his knee when manually required to pull a train switch. He later developed low back issues due to the compensation of the knee injury. The employer denied they were negligent in any way. This was a highly contested case in which trial was scheduled. Through lengthy litigation, the parties mediated the case and ultimately reached settlement.
Stephen S. v. Nebraska Crane (Grand Island, NE resident)
Stephen suffered an injury to his low back while working around heavy machinery. Due to the permanent injuries he suffered his case was settled for over $130,000. He continued to be able to seek medical treatment for his injuries.
Settlement: $130,000.00 +
Samantha, L v. Kent & Wilfred Trucking (Shenandoah, IA resident)
Personal Injury/Semi-Truck collision: Samantha was sided swiped and run off the road by a big rig. Her primary injury was to the lower back. There was evidence she was recovering from a pre-existing back injury at the time of the collision. Samantha had extensive care including a back operation. There was also a work injury to the back after the collision to further complicate the case.
Settlement $ 390,000
Marlin F v. Farwell Trucking (Kearney, NE resident)
Workers Compensation: 85-year-old retired truck driver in bad health. Previously unpaid benefits from an on the job motor vehicle/train collision were collected.
James H. v. Chevrolet (Omaha, NE resident)
Workers Compensation Case: James fell and developed a urinary tract infection. The employer denied the problem was caused by the fall. Medical evidence was in conflict. James was able to continue employment at earnings greater than pre-injury. Compromise settlement for $75,000
David A. v. Friend Freightways (Chapman, KS resident)
David was injured in a work accident in California when he was driving his semi-tractor and was hit head on by another truck who was at fault. David injured his leg where glass was imbedded which developed infection causing numerous debridement’s. After many of his pain and complaints waned, he continued to have low back problems and lower extremity issues. The liability carrier as well as the workers’ compensation carrier disputed the nature and extent of his injuries. The treating physicians supported David’s claim for injuries. Litigation ensued, and settlement was ultimately reached when both insurance carriers mediated the case.
Donald W. v. Norfolk Iron Metal (Fairbury, NE resident)
Don was injured in a work accident causing injury to his shoulder. He had never injured his shoulder before. After surgery he continued to have significant issues involving the function and pain in his shoulder. The workers’ compensation carrier hired an insurance doctor who opined that a total shoulder replacement was not warranted due to Don’s size. The treating physician believed a total shoulder replacement was necessary. Surgery was performed and disability was paid after litigation began.
Miguel S. v. JBS Holdings (Omaha, NE 68117)
Miguel S. injured his low back in a work accident. The company disputed his injury claim and he was required to go to court. An award was entered and benefits and medical care were ordered to be paid. Dispute arose again in which litigation had to begin again. The employer disputed the nature and extent of his injury and made him perform make-shift work and did not honor his restrictions. After the testimony of the treating physicians, mediation was entered into and the parties settled the case based on the value of the disability benefits.
Jennifer A. v. Lecrone (Lincoln, NE resident)
Jennifer suffered injuries to her neck and back from a motor vehicle accident. She endured a course of physical therapy and chiropractic care. Due to her injuries the liability carrier paid $50,000, the limits of their coverage. We are still pursuing a claim for additional coverage under her own underinsured policy.
Stock S. v. Benton (Murdock, NE resident)
Personal Injury/ Auto Collision: Linda was injured in a multi-car accident when the defendant ran a red light. She sustained multiple injuries, but the defendant had limited insurance coverage. The policy limits of $50,000 were collected and Linda is now pursuing additional compensation from her own underinsured motorist coverage.
Partial settlement: $50,000
Lori P. v. Crete Carrier (Phoenix, AZ resident)
Workers Compensation Case: Lori was a truck driver injured in a motor vehicle collision in Pennsylvania. She was entitled to workers compensation benefits under both Pennsylvania and Nebraska law. Lori recovered from her injuries and was earning more after the injury than before. All medical care and time lost were paid before a combined settlement of $75,000 allocated $50,000 NE and $25,000 PA
Rosemarie F. v. Western Engineering (Omaha, NE resident)
Rose sustained a work accident when she was hit in the legs with a road sign causing injury to both knees. She also hurt her low back lifting road pylons. The insurance company disputed she injured both knees and they hired their own insurance physician to evaluate her low back opining that there was no permanent injury and no permanent impairment or restrictions. Through a pain-staking process of obtaining the medical opinions from her treating physician and pain specialist and pushing the matter through court, the matter settled shortly before trial with the employer paying benefits that were due as well as future benefits to avoid litigation.
Miguel D. v. ABCI Inc. (Leigh, NE resident)
Miguel was injured in a motor vehicle collision when he was T-Boned by another driver who did not yield the right of way. The liability insurance company of the other driver disputed that they were more than 50% at fault saying Miguel should have seen the other car did not stop at the stop sign. Further, Columbus Hospital did not follow Nebraska Statute 52-401 in providing medical liens for services rendered. They sought full payment from the liability carrier. Settlement with all parties was reached after litigation began.
Heather F. v. LDM Business Services, Inc. (Gretna, NE resident)
Home health Nurse was injured in a car accident en route to a patient’s home. The claim was denied with the argument that the worker was actually coming from a birthday party during the trip. The injury was a non-surgical back injury. The parties reached a settlement on the workers’ compensation case.
Doug worked repetitively on his knees at the tire shop. He underwent nonsurgical treatment including some injection therapy and a recommendation for total knee replacement surgery.
Jaden S. v. Dawson Tire & Wheel (Cozad, NE resident)
Jaden was injured his back from pushing a heavy tractor tire. He required surgery to repair leaving him with permanent disability.
Jose M. v. TWC & Husker Construction (Lincoln, NE resident)
Jose was a young man that was hit by arm of concrete truck that almost killed him. He had heart problems with multiple lacerations.
Ronald S. v. Paperwork Industries, Inc. (Hastings, NE resident)
Ron fell through the roof of a forklift injuring his shoulder and thoracic area in 2015. He was given competing rating by two different doctors resulting in difference of opinion in permanent disability.
Devon B. v. Thomas C. (Osceloa, NE resident)
Devon was in motor vehicle accident that injury his wrist and ankle. He came to us in November of 2016 and was completed July of 2017.
Elizabeth S. v. Christina W. (Lincoln, NE resident)
Teenage female who was thrown from a horse during a lesson given by a neighbor of her Grandparents. Grandparents sued for lack of due diligence regarding instructor. Lesson protocol followed no standards or guidelines. Question whether standards would apply to unpaid volunteer. Organ damage involving multiple procedures ending in removal of spleen and post op sepsis that nearly killed the young lady.
Muamer B. v. Smithfield Foods (Lincoln, NE resident)
Muamer injured his back and leg from repetitive twisting at work. Lawsuit with mediation led to recovery of this disputed claim.
Elizabeth P. v. Dean S. (Lincoln, NE resident)
Elizabeth was in a motor vehicle accident causing right shoulder problems, which were made more difficult to treat due to pregnancy.
Iris S. v. Vetter Holding, Inc. (David City, NE resident)
Iris’s chair collapsed fracturing her tailbone and back pain. She came to us in August of 2016 and her case was settled in June of 2017.
Joleen G. v. Darren L. (Fairbury, NE resident)
Two dogs attacked a retired woman. She fell and fractured her arm. No contact by dogs. Summary Judgment entered for the defense then reversed by Superior Court then renewed Summary Judgment on remand was denied.
Zellidhay V. v. Dawson County Feeders (Crete, NE resident)
Severely burned female in grain dust explosion. She had burns over 75% of body with loss of some fingers. She had depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dennis H. v. American Electric Power (Alliance, NE resident)
working repairman. No specific injury. Aggravation of pre-existing injury leading to restrictions to sedentary work. Carrier conceded total permanent disability. His entire lumbar spine was injured.
Edwin M. v. Transport Labor Contract/Leasing, Inc. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$94,400.00 Ed injured his knee from falling while working as a truck driver. He had surgery with a recommendation for total knee replacement.
Rick B. v. U.S. Cold Storage (Omaha, NE resident)
$134,000.00 Rick was hit by forklift causing permanent injury to his head and back. He had a previous history of head injury. The event and symptoms were disputed by his employer.
Others in 2017
Silvia C. v. Casey’s General Store (Kansas resident, Nebraska Accident)
$62,500 Silvia C. sustained a slip and fall due to ice that accumulated around the gas pumps resulting in a back injury. The insurance company chose to deny the claim that they did not adequately deal with the ice around the pumps. Witnesses testified they did not. The case settled via mediation shortly before trial.
Jerry H. v. Don Hagan & Sons Trucking (Dawson County, NE resident)
$175,000 Jerry H. sustained a work accident when he was crushed due to falling bleachers that were not secured to his truck. He sustained several injuries to his head, eye, face, neck, shoulder and knee resulting in surgery to his shoulder and knee. The insurance chosen physician opined he could return to work some restrictions. The treating physicians opined he could not. The nature and extent of his injuries were disputed.
Terry B. was a self-employed contractor who covered himself with workers’ compensation coverage (Jefferson County, NE resident)
$55,000 Terry B. sustained a work accident when he was lifting heavy rebars and felt immediate pain in his shoulder which resulted in a total shoulder replacement. The insurance carrier denied the accident and injury. Medical coverage was afforded to the injured worker and recovery of permanent benefits was a success.
Don G. v. LeMars Trucking (Missouri Resident, Iowa Accident)
$275,000 Don G. sustained a work accident when he was required to stay in the trucking terminal to wait for a co-driver. During the process of showering, he slipped and fell on the wet tiled floor causing a traumatic fracture to his leg resulting in a crushed arterial artery which necessitated surgery. The employer denied that the accident was in the course and scope of his employment. The case settled via mediation shortly before trial.
Paula D. v. Avera Hospital (Holt County, NE Resident)
$132,500 Paula D. sustained a work accident when she slipped and fell. She sustained a low back injury which required care. The insurance carrier sent her to their chosen physician, Dr. Eric Martin, who said she did not have a work related injury and said she could go back to work. The employer terminated her shortly thereafter despite the family physician restricting her work ability. She required surgery which was denied.
Blaine J. v. OTT Transport (Buffalo County NE Resident)
$60,000 Blain J. sustained a work accident when he injured his shoulder lifting at work. He required surgery. The insurance chosen physician opined his injury was due to a prior injury he had before and the carrier denied the claim. The treating surgeon supported the claim and the case settled.
Servando E. v. Weiland Doors (Madison County, NE Resident)
$50,000 Servando E. sustained a work accident when he was lifting a heavy door. They could not perform surgery and restricted his work ability which resulted in a significant disability loss. The nature and extent of his disability was disputed. The case settled.
Petro B. v. Farmland (Lancaster County NE Resident)
$80,000 Petro B. sustained a work accident when he injured his shoulder as well as sustaining a loss of hearing due to the loud noise exposure at work. The insurance chosen physician opined he did not sustain a work injury and the employer denied the claim. His treating physician supported his injury claims and the case settled via mediation before trial.
Irene A. v. Progressive Insurance and Geico Insurance (Iowa Resident, Iowa Accident)
$177,500 Irene A. was injured in a motor vehicle accident causing a vertebrae fracture. The claims settled when the appropriate medical evidence was obtained and presented to the insurance companies.
Doug G. v. J. Fitz Farms (Buffalo County, NE Resident)
$60,000 Doug G. sustained a work accident involving his shoulder. He later developed injury to his hand and opposite shoulder due to overcompensation for the original shoulder injury. The insurance chosen physician opined he could return to work with no restrictions and that the other injuries were no related due to the accident and injuries. The treating physician supported his claim. The case settled shortly before trial.
Berfilia A. v. Tyson Foods (Dawson County NE Resident)
$95,000 Berfilia A. sustained several work accidents involving one to her shoulder, hand, fingers, opposite shoulder and hand. The employer denied her claims and obtained an opinion for their chosen physician denying the injuries were work related. Her treating physician supported her claims and the case settled shortly before trial.
Patrick H. v. Temporary Agency Advance Services Inc. (Placed at Kawasaki) v. Bison Industries, Inc. (Lancaster County NE Resident)
$52,500 Patrick H. sustained a work accident while in the course of his employment with a temp agency placed at Kawasaki due to repetitive work activities. He sustained further injury to the same body part as well as additional body parts due to continued repetitive work activities but also due to overcompensation as a result of the original work injury. Both employers denied the claims blaming the injuries on the employment of the other. The case settled shortly before trial via mediation due to the disputed claims of each employer.
Diane S. v. Ensley Electrical Services, Inc. (Hall County NE Resident)
$130,000 Diane S. sustained a work accident when she had a traumatic fall off the top of a supply loft. She sustained severe injury to her head, hematoma to her brain, headaches, loss of hearing, tinnitus, neck and shoulder resulting in surgery to her head and shoulder. The insurance chosen physician opined she could return to work with no restrictions and was capable of performing her normal job duties. Her treating orthopedic, neurologist and audiologists opined she could not. The case settled shortly before trial via mediation due to the disputed issues as to the nature and extent of her injuries.
Geraldine M. v. American Red Cross (Douglas County NE Resident, State of Iowa accident)
$249,000 Geraldine M. sustained a work accident when she fell off a chair during a blood drive sustaining severe injury to her low back. Her medical care was denied for several months and after obtaining the right to treat her condition resulting in permanent disability. The insurance company obtained their chosen physician to opine that she was not hurt as bad as claimed. Her treating physicians supported her claim and the case settled on the eve of trial via mediation.
Edward H. v. Werner Trucking (Florida Resident, Nebraska Employer)
$175,000 Ed H. sustained a work accident when he slipped and fell getting in an and out of his truck due to snow and ice. He injured his neck, shoulder and hand. The employer denied the claim by obtaining an insurance chosen physician exam which opined he had little to no permanent disability and could return to work full duty. The treating physicians opined he could not due to the permanent injuries that prohibited him from driving.
Bruce J. v. Sapp Brothers (Lincoln County NE Resident)
$77,500 Bruce J. sustained a work accident when he was crushed between his truck and a tank. He injured his ankle requiring surgery. Due to overcompensation of the ankle injury he developed injury to his knee. The employer denied the claim and resulting injury. Through a pain-staking process of obtaining the medical opinions of his treating surgeon and pushing the matter through court, the matter settled shortly before trial with the company paying benefits that were due.
Zenon suffered an injury to his right shoulder and right hip in two separate incidents at work. Due to the permanent nature of his injury this case was settled for $72,500.
Robert suffered injuries to his neck, sternum and right hip from a motor vehicle accident. Due to the permanent nature of his injuries this case was settled for $240,000, just shy of the policy limits of the other driver.
R.B. v. Drywall Supply, Inc.
Worker injured his lower back while hauling drywall. Case went to trial, but the parties reached a settlement during a recess of the trial for work comp case. Settlement of work comp and employment case for $100,000.00.
R.S. v. Esprit of Whispering Ridge:
Worker slipped and fell on wet noodles while working in a kitchen. He had a low back and leg injury, but had multiple preexisting back surgeries prior to this case: Settlement of $50,000.00.
M.M. v. Crete Carrier Corporation:
Truck driver injured in a truck rollover. Driver sustained injuries to his neck, shoulder, back, and developed anxiety and depression as a result. Went to trial and obtained an Award for payment of all past medical bills and future medical treatment; also an award of $57,870.00 plus weekly payments of $694.00 until driver reaches maximum healing.
E.S. v. Wal-Mart:
Worker tried to catch falling merchandise. As a result, worker injured her wrist. The wrist injury developed into reflexive sympathetic dystrophy. Settlement of $80,000.00.
M.K. v. TSI Kansas/ TLC
Truck driver involved in a motor vehicle accident. Driver injured his shoulder from the crash and had shoulder surgery as a result. Settlement of $75,000.00.
J.H. v. Teriyaki Madness
Personal injury claim of a worker training to be a kitchen manager: sustained hot oil burns to chest and right forearm. Liability initially not accepted. Settlement of $100,000.00.
C.F. v. Dairy Queen:
Worker injured shoulder and neck while putting a case of cups on the top shelf. Settlement of $56,000.00.
D.C. v. YRC Worldwide:
Truck driver involved in accident decades ago. Accident was in another state and work comp paid in that state. However, the driver was hired in Nebraska so there was dual jurisdiction. Settlement of $450,000.00.
Teresa P. v. Falls City Public Schools (Schubert, NE resident)
$350,000.00 Teresa was employed at two-part time retail jobs. She slipped on bleachers that had been improperly assembled causing injury to both shoulders with surgeries.
Christopher T. v. Steven H. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$585,000.00 Chris was involved in a traumatic motor vehicle accident. The fault was undisputed on the other drive. He fractured a leg and arm with joint damage to his knee. He had cuts to his face with permanent scarring.
David C. v. Best Enterprises (Omaha, NE resident)
$75,000.00 David has multiple low back injuries that resulted in permanent problems.
Tad H. v. Lincoln Glass (Lincoln, NE resident)
$153,772.67 Tad had a low back injury while at work. He was found to have permanent restrictions that caused a loss of earnings.
Aaron B. v. City of Beatrice (Beatrice, NE resident)
$170,000.00 plus full disability pension. Aaron was a city employee who injured his lower back with minimal work restrictions that qualified for negotiated disability pension. His claim was solved with no court involvement.
Jack C. v. Brownell Enterprises & USF&GCo. (Omaha, NE resident)
$125,000.00 Jack was in motor vehicle accident that resulted in torn rotator cuff that required surgery. His case was settled after his medical care was complete.
Cody R. v. Farm Bureau (Denton, NE resident)
$100,000.00 Cody was injured in motorcycle accident in back in 2015 at one of the most dangerous intersections in Nebraska. He had nasal bone fractures, facial lacerations, fracture to right wrist and multiple fractures to his back. His case was settled in a little over a year after his accident.
Rafael B. v. Petrows Restaurant (Omaha, NE resident)
$172,500 Rafael originally injured his low back in 2003. He came to us in late 2015. His injury required several different surgeries and we were actually his 3rd or 4th attorney. Within four months his case was settled.
Mary A. A. v. Wal-Mart (Union, NE resident)
$122,000 retail worker found to be permanently and totally disabled at trial after employer contended plaintiff had 7% disability. $98,000 paid out in permanent benefits over 5 ½ years before case settled.
Edelio R. v. Rebar Setters (Lincoln, NE resident)
$275,000 injured back after falling from height on a construction site. Workers Compensation case settled in addition to temporary benefits paid during recovery and permanent disability benefits paid before settlement.
Rudy K. v. Smith Brothers Masonry, Inc. (Iowa) (Lincoln, NE resident)
$200,000+ Rudy injured his shoulder from a slip and fall at work. He required surgery as a result of his injuries and was assigned permanent restrictions.
Ricky S. v. SSA (Omaha, NE resident)
Ricky suffered a number of medical issues relating to a successful SSA Disability claim.
Z. Children v. SSA (Wilber, NE resident)
The Children suffered from a genetic abnormality relating to the development of bones. All three claims were approved by the SSA.
Ronald H. v Geist Masonry (Grand Island, NE resident)
$129,780 recovered for workers compensation lower back injury from repetitive bending and twisting with no particular accident. Lawsuit with mediation led to recovery of this disputed claim where treating physician would not support the injured worker.
William M. v Larson Cement (Omaha, NE resident)
$160,000 recovered for workers compensation claim for loss of all or parts of 4 fingers and post-traumatic stress. Lawsuit and mediation led to recovery with primary issue whether mental condition was caused by physical injury and whether it caused any disability.
Rosalina G. v. Mission Foods (LaVista, NE resident)
$70,000 Rosalina injured her neck and head when lockers at work fell on her. Her injuries did not require surgery, but she was assigned permanent restrictions after a functional capacity exam which the insurance company denied before our involvement.
Jerome T. v City of Grand Island & Confidential Personal injury case (Hastings, NE resident)
$130,000 for workers comp hip and back injury plus additional confidential civil settlement of slip and fall accident caused by non-employer. The case was resolved through litigation of both the workers compensation case and the personal injury case with 4 mediations. Both cases were hotly contested on the issue of pre-existing conditions due to chiropractic treatment records indicating severe hip pain less than a week before the accident.
Mike B. v. Werner Service & Trucking (Petersburg, NE resident)
Mike injured himself in a motor vehicle collision in the course and scope of his employment. The claim was partially accepted at the beginning, however, the nature and extent of his injuries were disputed. He had prior injury and permanent impairment to the same body parts that were injured in the past. Case settled with the workers’ compensation carrier in exchange for a complete waiver of subrogation by the work comp carrier and ultimately settled for the policy limits of the at fault driver. Settlement $150,000 in addition to payment of other prior weekly benefits.
Eric R. v. Drivers Management (Phoenix, AZ resident)
$150,000 Eric was injured when a truck he was driving was struck by a falling tree. The employer initially refused to pay temporary benefits, but shortly after we became involved those benefits were paid. He required permanent restrictions due to his injuries.
Heather M. v. Atlas Van Lines (Council Bluffs, IA resident)
$70,000 Heather injured her back and hip while packing. Her injuries required multiple surgeries and ongoing medical care.
Judy H. v. Children’s Hospital (Kimball, NE resident)
$200,000+ Judy injured her neck and low back when a child pulled hard on her arm. Her injuries required surgery. We obtained a second opinion from a vocational counselor to given an opinion about
Keith P. v Omaha Neon Sign (Omaha, NE resident)
$129,000 from workers’ compensation lump sum in addition to 2 years of total disability payments for broken ribs resulting in chronic chest pain.
John M. M. v. Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
$175,000 John sustained a truck rollover accident due to bad weather. He injured his head, neck, ribs, sternum, shoulder and hands. The insurance began to blame him for the accident and didn’t think he was injured that badly as their insurance doctor said he could work with no restrictions. The treating physicians opined that he had permanent injuries and his ability to work was significantly hindered.
Maria R. v. Owen Industries (Iowa) (Council Bluffs, IA resident)
$77,500 Maria was injured her left shoulder from repetitive work activities. She eventually required surgery and was given permanent restrictions due to this.
Latisha C. v. Mid-City Auto Supply (Hastings NE resident)
$130,000 settlement for work comp benefits due to slip and fall that fractured an ankle and caused chronic leg pain. The case involved multiple lawsuit filings and concessions from the employer.
Michael W. v NPPD (Humboldt NE resident)
$194,000 work comp settlement for 2 knee replacements sustained by power company employee . A lawsuit was necessary to resolve whether the knee replacements were caused by one or two accidents and if they were needed due to the accident/s or pre-existing arthritis.
Deann K. v. Hormel (Elk Horn, IA resident)
$260,000 Deann injured multiple upper extremities which started from an elbow injury due to a slip and fall. Due her working one-handed she developed symptoms in her other arm and then a regional pain syndrome in her elbow. The employer attempted to classify the injury are two separate ones, but we were able to meet with the doctor and convince him they were related. She required multiple surgeries due to her injuries.
OTHERS IN 2016
Heather suffered an injury to her low back at work. Due to the permanent nature of her injury this case was settled for $70,000.
Rafael suffered an injury to his low back at work. We took this case over from his prior attorney. Due to the permanent nature of his case the indemnity was settled for $172,500 within four months of our taking over the case. His original injury dated back to 2003. Rafael continues to be entitled to future medical care in addition to the settlement he received.
Judith suffered an injury to her low back and neck at work. Her prior attorney contacted us to assist with negotiating a settlement. A successful mediation occurred and her case was settled for $167,000.
Rosalina suffered an injury to her head and neck at work. This matter was referred into us by another attorney. Due to the permanent nature of her case was settled for $70,000.
Rudy suffered an injury to his shoulder in Iowa at work. After a trial occurred, due to the permanent nature of his injury this case was settled for $200,000.
James G. initially suffered an injury to his knees and ribs when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident while performing his work duties. His worker’s compensation case was settled, then we obtained the full limit of coverage from the driver who hit his vehicle and an additional $100,000 from James’ underinsured insurance coverage. Due to the nature of his permanent injury.
William suffered an injury to his low back at work. Due to the permanent nature of his injury this case was settled for >$49,500.
Lelia suffered an injury to her low back and knee at work. Due to the permanent nature of her injury this case was settled for $102,000.
John suffered an injury to both hands at work. We had to determine whether Iowa or Nebraska had better benefits for his injuries. Eventually we decided Nebraska was the better venue for his claim and due to the permanent nature of his injury this case was settled for $150,000.
Lyle A. P. v. Max Hieter and Curt Mitteis d/b/a Mitteis Gravel (Lincoln, NE resident)
$110,000 Lyle was riding his motorcycle when he was run off the road by a gravel truck. He sustained a fractured hand and rotator cuff tear due to the collision.
Hajrija K. v. Bryan Medical Center (Lincoln, NE resident)
$60,000 Hajrija injured her shoulder and needed two surgeries. Due to chronic pain she developed mental depression. The combined effect of her injuries and conditions were disputed.
James G. v. Negligent Driver (Adams, NE resident)
James was injured when the vehicle he was driving at work was T-boned by another vehicle which ran a red light. He suffered injuries to both his knees which each required surgery and resulted in months of off work time. The other driver had limited insurance coverage. Initially, we obtained $92,500 of that limited coverage. Subsequently, we obtained the limits of underinsured coverage from the vehicle he was driving at the time of the collision for an additional $12,500. We are currently also seeking additional compensation from his own underinsured coverage.
Moises C. v. Omaha Steaks (Omaha, NE resident)
$150,000 warehouse worker suffered head injury from fall at work.
Tim P. v. Crete Carrier (Roland, OK resident)
$100,000 truck driver suffers back injury that is denied by employer, suit filed against employer which lead to employer paying $37,000 in back due temporary disability benefits as well as another $17,000 in temporary benefits.
Elvir H. v Gte Industries (Lincoln NE resident)
$150,000 work comp settlement for back injury with 2 surgeries. The client chose a settlement over vocational rehabilitation services.
Michael W. v. Nateesha Bogan, et al.KESMER (Lincoln, NE resident)
$75,000 Michael sustained a motor vehicle collision injuring his left shoulder necessitating surgery.
Francisco R. v. Commercial Construction Inc. (Grand Island, NE resident)
$203,000 Fransisco sustained a work accident in Iowa resulting in a low back injury and left foot drop. The insurance chosen physician opined he could return to work without restrictions. An independent evaluation resulted in the finding of permanent disability and obvious limitations in his work ability.
Dustin L. Personal injury mediation. (Lincoln NE resident)
$600,000 settlement for damages caused by a motor vehicle collision. Our client was fault free and struck from behind. He sustained mild to moderate brain damage. He recovered well enough to maintain he pre injury job with accommodations from his employer.
Desiree H. v. State of Iowa (Iowa) (Plattsmouth, NE resident)
$75,000 Desiree injured her neck and shoulder when she was attached by a patient. Her treating physician released her with no restrictions due in part to a failed functional capacity exam. We obtained a second opinion from another doctor who found the FCE was biased and assigned permanent limitations.
Kayliegh K. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$100,000 settlement for personal injury claim against the truck driver that ran into her and another $50,000 for underinsured motorist coverage. An 18-year-old girl injured in a car accident in Lincoln, NE, while on a date with her boyfriend.
Jason W. v. McArdle Grading (Rockmart, GA resident)
$67,500 Jason injured his neck after hitting his head in the cab of the vehicle he was driving. He did not require surgery, but did undergo a functional capacity exam.
$100,000 minor riding a bicycle struck by a motorist. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$54,000 health care professional settled discrimination case after employer failed to accommodate injury.
Jose G. vs. Casey Industrial Inc. (Texas resident)
$375,000 Jose fell from a scaffold while working above the ground. He sustained a neck, shoulder, back and knee injury that resulted in surgery to each body part. He could no longer return to construction work.
Howard L. v. Valmont Industries (Fremont, NE resident)
$145,000 Howard sustained a right shoulder injury due to repetitive work activities. He was placed on light duty when he injured his left shoulder due to repetitive overcompensation due to his right shoulder injury. On the way to pick up his medications he was struck the rear by a car.
Omid K. personal injury partial settlement (Kansas City KS resident)
$100,000 received from driver at fault and significant reduction of health care liens. We currently have a lawsuit on file pursuing additional coverage from the client’s insurance company for reducing his underinsured motorist coverage without proper notice.
Represented six families across the country that were scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars by an adoption agency in Houston, TX. After mediation, the cases settled for a confidential amount.
Jason K. v. Us Foods Inc. (Omaha, NE resident)
$68,000 Jason injured his low back when he was bending over breaking down pallets. He did not require surgery, but did undergo a functional capacity exam.
Wayne R. ADM (Lincoln, NE resident)
$70,000 workers compensation payment for seizure disorder. The case involved a medical dispute on whether a work accident happened and if so whether it caused seizures. There were qualified experts on both sides of the medical question.
Kim H. v. Brown Transfer Co. (Kearney, NE resident)
$85,000 settlement and leaving medical open for any related future medical treatment to be paid by the company. Low back injury working for a trucking company.
Patty M. v. Negligent Driver (Iowa) (Elk Horn, IA resident)
$67,500 Patty was injured when a large commercial vehicle tipped over onto hers while it was turning. In that accident she injured her arm and neck, but did not require any surgery.
Jeannie W. v. Matthew G. Lamb, Platte Valley Equipment, LLC (Columbus, NE resident)
$200,000 Jeannie sustained a cervical injury when her car was broad-sided by another truck. State Farm argued she did not have a permanent injury despite her physicians supporting her claim.
Patricia R. v. Drivers Management LLC (Washington resident)
$65,000 Patricia injured her back due to hard braking while driving her tractor trailer. The company physician said she only sustained a temporary injury. Her treating physician opined she could no longer return to trucking.
Kathy S. v. Negligent Driver (Lincoln, NE resident)
$50,000 Kathy injured her ribs, low back and hand when a vehicle she was riding in went off the road. We were able to get the full amount of the liability insurance on that vehicle and the full amount of underinsured coverage from her own insurance.
Andrew D. v. Simon Contractors (North Platte NE resident)
$75,000 settlement of workers comp claim for shoulder and low back injuries. The settlement was in addition to voluntary benefits of approximately $40,000 paid before our involvement.
Leon R. v Lambs Automotive (Lincoln NE resident)
$77,500 received for low back injury. The injured person was the owner of the defendant company and had continued to pay his salary. Significant temporary payments were made to him before payment for permanent disability was denied.
Joshua H. v. Dawson Tire & Wheel Co, Inc. (Gothenburg, NE resident)
$76,250 received for low back injury. WC
Matthew H. v. Bryan Health (Lincoln, NE resident)
$149,000 Matt injured his hip resulting in a labral tear. The case turned on the issue whether he sustained a leg injury or whether it was to be considered like a back injury.
Scot P. v. Farmland Foods (Crete, NE resident)
$195,000 Scottie had a hot oven machine fall him causing injury to his head, left hand, both legs and foot. The claim was disputed as to whether the employer had legit work available or make-shift work.
Komi A. – Propak Logistics, Inc. (Omaha, NE resident)
$50,000 Komi initially injured his ankle when another employee drove into him with a forklift. He then developed low back pain from an abnormal gait due to his ankle injury. The insurance company denied the low back pain was due to their injury. The Court found it was an ordered them to pay for his treatment. He eventually required low back surgery as well. He was discharged from the care of his surgeon due to a disagreement. He eventually underwent a functional capacity exam and we were able to get a final report from his surgeon.
Robert S. v. Johnson Gas Factory (Loup City, NE resident)
$60,000 awarded in temporary benefits for two sided wrist injury.
Rita S. v. Tyson Fresh Meats (Madison, NE resident)
$85,000 Rita hurt her wrists due to repetitive work activities. She did suffer from the same condition over 10 years prior to her accident. The physicians who treated her found she aggravated her injuries.
Mark A. K. v. Armour Eckrich (Omaha, NE resident)
$59,900 Mark hurt his neck and had surgery. The insurance company physician opined he could return to work with no limitations. He had obvious impairment and limitations due to his surgery.
Terry D. vs. Husqvarna Turf Care (Cortland, NE resident)
$65,000 Terry sustained prior injury to his low back and hip but sustained an aggravation of his injuries.
Kellen S. v. Affiliated Foods Midwest (Norfolk, NE resident)
$60,000 Kellen injured his low back while lifting at work. He had a pre-existing low back injury. A few months after this injury the insurance carrier sent him for a second opinion with another doctor and a functional capacity exam.
Andrew N. v. American National Red Cross (Fremont, NE resident)
$87,500 Andrew injured his low back from a slip and fall. He had several prior instances of pre-existing low back injury.
Beverly A. v. Good Samaritan Village of Hastings (Hastings, NE resident)
$150,408.00 received for left wrist injury. WC
Stephen B. v. Crete Carrier Corporation (Plain City, OH resident)
$130,000.00 received for hip, hand and low back injury. WC
Douglas E. W. v. Trillium Drivers (Omaha, NE resident)
$51,500 Doug had an accident injuring his low back. His injuries were disputed.
Dennis P. v Liberty Service (Schuyler, NE resident)
$80,000 Indemnity settlement with a Medical Set-Aside of $119,000. Worker injured his low back while loading industrial laundry. Had surgery and continues to work.
Randy S. v. A United Automatic Doors and Glass, Inc. (Omaha, NE resident)
$125,000 Randy injured his neck when he struck his head on a window frame at work. His injury eventually required surgery. After becoming frustrated with the lack of progress, his surgeon discharged him from his care. We arranged for a functional capacity evaluation which contradicted the restrictions assigned by the miffed surgeon.
Jerry T. v. W N Morehouse Truck Line (Whiting, KS resident)
$60,000 Jerry injured his low back from repetitive truck driving. His injury eventually required surgery.
Stephen D. v. JBS USA, LLC (Grand Island, NE resident)
$62,500.00 received for low back injury. WC
Justin L. v. Drivers Management (Bedford, IN resident)
$346,051.42 received for right shoulder and hip injury. WC
Eric B. v. Casey Industrial, Inc. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$103,500 received for low back injury. WC
Randy S. v. Exmark Manufacturing (Beatrice, NE resident)
$59,500 Randy injured his back due to a particular drill press. The employer questioned the manner in which he claimed he got hurt. His physicians supported his claim.
Mustafa O. v. JBS Swift (Grand Island, NE resident)
$80,000 Mustafa injured his foot due to a crush injury. However, this effected his knee and resulted in the development of complex regional pain syndrome.
Cassidy “Casey” B. v. Dr. Pepper d/b/a Snapple Group (Missouri resident)
$200,000 Casey had a peculiar and complex injury suffering an illioinguinal genital femoral nerve injury. He had a significant effect on his work ability due to the injury.
John T. v. Drivers Management (Campbellton, FL resident)
$100,000 John injured his neck and low back while driving. After months of physical therapy and a number of injections John completed a Functional Capacity Evaluation which showed he required permanent limitations.
Michael G. v. Windstream (Lincoln, NE resident)
Mike injured both shoulders lifting a line he was repairing. His injuries required surgery on each shoulder. We were able to secure reports from his doctors which documented he was entitled to a whole body benefits. His case went to trial and he was awarded permanent benefits totaling around $200,000 in total.
Quentin S. v. Tenneco (Lincoln, NE resident)
$60,000 Quentin injured his low back while welding, shortly after which he squatted down while at home and exacerbated his injury. The insurance company denied further treatment and his doctor did not want to stick up for him by saying the squat at home was related to the original injury. Additionally, the insurance company doctor found he did not require permanent restrictions. We arranged for a second opinion and functional capacity evaluation. The insurance company also hired their own vocational expert to rebut the opinion of the court-appointed counselor.
Franklin W. v. DeVall Trucking (Taylor, TX resident)
$75,000 Franklin injured his neck and back from a slip and fall at work. His case was complicated with a number of pre-existing injuries to both his neck and low back and by unflattering surveillance footage. We were able to get the cooperation of an out-of-state doctor to allow us to work up his claim.
David A. v. Erin M. (Omaha, NE resident)
$51,000.00 received for a motor vehicle accident affecting his head, neck and back. PI
Charles S. v. Bridgestone Americas Inc. d/b/a GCR Tires (North Platte, NE resident)
$75,000.00 received for right shoulder, arm, chest and back injury. WC
Juan P. v. JBS (Grand Island, NE resident)
$60,730 worker injured both arms from repetitive motion while working at a meat packing plant.
June A. C. v. Charles F. Myers (Kearney, NE resident)
$72,500 June was involved in a motor vehicle collision in stormy weather. The defendant was driving too fast under the circumstances. June injured her nose, face, shoulder and knee.
John M. v. Lincoln Inspection Service and Gavilon Grain, LLC (Lincoln, NE resident)
$700,000 received for body as a whole. WC & PI
Harold H. v. Crete Carrier Corporation (Childersburg, AL resident)
$52,500.00 received for low back injury. WC
David E. v. Vatteritt Acquisition Company (Silver Creek, NE resident)
$79,250.00 received for right hip and leg. WC
Daniel E. vs. Wardcraft Homes (Omaha, NE resident)
$79,250 Daniel had a prior spinal column stimulator placed in his back 10 years before his work accident. The case centered around whether he sustained an aggravation to his back.
Vicki H. v. Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital (Hastings, NE resident)
$60,000 Vicky sustained two separate knee injuries. One resulted in a total knee replacement. The insurance company denied the procedures and the carrier settled the matter.
Michael R. v. Drivers Management (Huachuca City, AZ resident)
$287,500 received for left hip and leg. WC
Oscar M. v Farm (Ord, NE resident)
$100,000 Farm hand injured from an ATV-rollover while trying to round-up some escaped calves.
Kris T. v. Roberts Dairy (LaVista, NE resident)
$60,000 Kris injured his low back while shifting a dolly full of milk. Kris had a quite a bit of pre-existing low back complaints. He eventually required low back surgery as a result. His surgeon initially released him to work without any limitations, but a Functional Capacity Evaluation showed he did require restrictions which the doctor ultimately agreed with.
Janice G. v. Saint Joseph’s Villa (Schuyler, NE resident)
$100,000 Nurses aid with back and hip injury settlement in addition to temporary benefits paid during recover.
Jason H. v. Affiliated Foods Midwest (Madison, NE resident)
$70,000.00 received for low back injury. WC
Richard G. v. The Waldinger Corporation (Lincoln, NE resident)
$67,500.00 received for hearing loss/tinnitus. PI
Marlin P. v Tenneco (Lincoln, NE resident)
$54,588.46 Award plus payment of all medical treatment. Welder at a manufacturing company injured her shoulder and chest from repetitive work as a welder. The claim was denied and went to trial at the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.
Claretha Y. v. Drivers Management (Gary, IN resident)
$80,000.00 received for neck, right shoulder and hand injury. WC
Patricia S. v. Veryl O. (Bradenton, FL resident)
$51,000.00 received for neck and back. PI
Larry K. v. Crete Carrier Corp. (Casa Grande, AZ resident)
$77,500 Larry injured his neck and shoulder while shifting tires on his trailer. He eventually required surgery on both his neck and shoulder due to his injuries.
Donovan T. v. T & L Irrigation Company (Hastings, NE resident)
$101,500 Donovan injured his right arm and there was a question whether he injured his other arm and hand.
Roland D. v. H. C. Price (Dummer, NH resident)
$100,000 received for shoulder injury. WC
Ilda A. v. JBS Swift & Co. (Grand Island, NE resident)
$70,000 Ilda injured her low back, shoulder and hands from repetitive line work. She eventually required surgery for her shoulder and neck due to her injuries.
Glenn B. v. National trucking company (Ponca City, OK resident)
$75,000 Glenn injured his low back at work when he slipped and fell. After a number of injections he was assigned permanent limitations.
Larry S. v. Drivers Management (Jacksonville, FL resident)
$150,000 for neck and left arm injury. WC
Scobie I. A., Jr. vs. Arnott’s Lawn & Garden Inc., LLC (Scottsbluff, NE resident)
Scobie injured his low back. He was not paid benefits other than medical prescriptions which kept his claim alive. His injury resulted in 4 failed fusions. Case originally settled for $475,000 but Scobie passed away prior to signing his settlement documents and Medicare approving his settlement. Case finally settled for certain back pay $55,417.00.
Marco A.P. v. Capital Construction (Lincoln, NE resident)
$90,500 Marco injured his right arm due to a severe laceration injury. He developed complex regional pain syndrome.
Leon G. v. Cooperative Producers Inc. (Trumbell, NE resident)
$125,000 Leon had 2 accidents that were questioned by the employer and carrier. Due to the injuries they terminated his employment at a time he needed surgery. He ultimately returned to work in a modified position with a new employer.
The Estate of Vivian S., Deceased (Franklin County, NE resident)
$160,000 Vivian was a passenger in a car that was struck by a driver driving too fast in bad weather. She was hospitalized due to her injuries where she ultimately passed away.
Mary W. v. Nexa Dental Health Care Supply (Omaha, NE resident)
$140,000 Mary injured her low back at work from lifting. This eventually required surgery to her low back. Her case was settled. We also assisted her in becoming qualified for Social Security Disability as a result of the injuries she sustained.
Colleen B. v. Liberty Group (Talmage, NE resident)
$91,335.55 for right shoulder, elbow and neck injury. WC
Richard A. P. v. Black Hills Corporation (Crete, NE resident)
$109,000 Richard had a previous injury to his neck. He injured it again and the case was disputed due to the prior injury.
Robert H. v. Ed Shultz, LLC (Prague, NE resident)
$140,000 Robert injured his low back, leg, neck and shoulder when his truck was rear-ended by another truck. Surgery was contemplated by his doctors, but eventually it was recommended against doing.
Kale W. v. Negligent driver (Lincoln, NE resident)
$225,000 Kale injured his neck and low back when he was his work vehicle was T-boned by another driver. His neck injury eventually required surgery. This case was complicated by pre-existing work injury and accident and surveillance completed by the insurance company.
Christopher V. v. Metl-Fab (California resident)
$100,000 Chris injured his neck due to lifting heavy materials at work. He waited over 6 months to see a physician and moved different states. The delay caused a denial of his claim but his physicians ultimately supported him.
Jody H. v. US Foodservice (Omaha, NE resident)
$100,000+ Jody injured her hip and knee when she fell off a loading ramp at work. This resulted in her having hip surgery. She had numerous prior work injuries and pre-existing medical issues. At mediation this matter was settled.
Ricky S. v. City of Hastings Police Department (Hastings, NE resident)
$60,000 Ricky was a first responder to a child fatality. He suffered PTSD due to the event. The claim was denied by the city as they believed officers can handle death matters as they are trained to do so.
Faustina C. vs Tyson Foods, Inc. (Lexington, NE resident)
$79,900 Faustino injured his back while lifting at work. The company physician didn’t believe he injured anything permanently. He underwent surgery and never returned to manual labor.
Eric S. v. Lumberman’s Brick & Supply Company (Lincoln, NE resident)
$60,000 Eric injured his shoulder in a work accident, which was complicated with another work accident several months later. His injury eventually required surgery. After contentious discovery involving multiple depositions this matter was settled.
Faustina C. v. Farmland (Crete, NE resident)
$80,000 Food processing worker claim placed at maximum healing for a contusion three years before settlement and employer denied compensability. Case went to trial which forced the defendant to pay additional $25,000 in temporary and permanent benefits. Defendant was also forced to pay for back surgery.
Robert K. v. Henry R. and Wen-Neb., Inc. d/b/a Wendys (Lincoln, NE resident)
$150,000 for head, neck and back injury. WC & PI
Lavonne H. v. Dollar General (Pender, NE resident)
$55,000 for hip and head injury. WC
Cynthia W. v. Northfield Retirement Communities (Morrill, NE resident)
$253,465.01 for low back injury. WC
Lacy N. v. Zachary D. Farho (Omaha, NE resident)
$70,000 Lacy suffered chronic headaches due to a car wreck.
Kristina M. v. Negligent driver (Beatrice, NE resident)
$60,000 Kristina injured her knee, shoulder, neck and back when her vehicle was T-boned by another driver who ran a stop sign. She had quite a history of pre-existing injuries and was involved in several prior motor vehicle accidents. Her injuries eventually required shoulder surgery.
John W. v. Dawson Tire & Wheel (Lexington, NE resident)
$195,000.00 for back and right leg injury. WC
Estate of Neil Cary v. Benes Heating & Air Conditioning
$129,661.00 for an accident resulting in death. PI & WC
Leon O. v. Negligent drunk driver (Murray, NE resident)
$100,000+ was obtained in settlement money for Leon from all 3 policies. Leon was injured when the work truck he was riding it was hit head on by a speeding, drunk driver. He injured his shoulder, eventually requiring surgery. Leon had a history of prior shoulder problems. We were able to get Leon the full limits of the other driver’s liability policy, an underinsured policy from the policy of the vehicle he was driving and additional money from Leon’s personal underinsured policy coverage.
David M. B. vs. Mickel Ward (Grand Island, NE resident)
David sustained a neck injury due to a car wreck. He treated conservatively and resolved the matter for the policy limits with Allstate $50,000.00.
Leonard J. C. v. Bellevue Toyota Scion and Duffack Enterprises, Inc. (Omaha, NE resident)
Leonard was delivering parts when he was struck from behind by a reckless driver. He injured his neck requiring surgery. Settlement of his MVA claim $75,000 for policy limits.
Shalleen D. v Education Service Unit No. 4 (Nebraska City, NE resident)
$50,000 settlement for workers’ compensation and another (confidential settlement) for wrongful termination. A Para educator at a school for the blind injured her Low Back while assisting a special needs student.
Joan L. v. Lancaster Manor (Lincoln, NE resident)
$75,000 A nurse injured her shoulder and back when she attempted to catch a falling client. She had surgery on the shoulder.
Elizabeth C. v. Negligent driver (Beatrice, NE resident)
$75,000 Elizabeth injured her neck, shoulder and low back in a car accident when another driver ran a stop sign T-boning her vehicle. She had a history of prior chiropractic care. Her injuries required physical therapy, MRIs, injections and eventually a shoulder surgery when her original doctor was unsympathetic.
Howard S. v. Titan Machinery/Fairbanks International (Holdrege, NE resident)
$59,037.55 for right knee and shoulder injury. WC
Kirk W. v. Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc. (Omaha, NE resident)
$95,000 for right shoulder and left hip injury. WC
Jose H. v. XL Four Star Beef (Omaha, NE resident)
$150,000 The employer denied the accident as they did not believe how was injured. The case was tried the court and the court believed Jose.
Regina S. v. Norfolk Regional Center (Sioux City, IA resident)
$200,000 for head and back injury. WC
Abdinasir Aden v. JBS USA, LLC (Seattle, WA resident)
$50,000 for low back and left hand injury. WC
Darin L. S. v. Casey Industrial Corporation (Oklahoma resident)
$129,679.06 A prior attorney handled the matter for 7 years prior to getting involved. We had to work the case up as the insurance company was denying benefits and ultimately after 6 months resolved the matter based on significant disability benefits that was denied.
Silvia F. v. Heroes, Inc. (Fremont, NE resident)
$62,000 worker injured her knee when she fell on spilled water while working in a kitchen. She developed blood clots as a result of the surgery on her knee.
Narciso R. v. XL Four Star Beef, Inc. (Omaha, NE resident)
$54,000 settlement due to permanent restrictions assigned. Narciso injured his low back when another employee dropped a heavy item on him. He required surgery as a result.
Yassir C. v. Vishay (Columbus, NE resident)
$50,000 Assembly Operator injured his back while bending over to pick up a tray at work.
Tammy S. v. Michael K. & Lonetree Transportation (Hastings, NE resident)
$75,000 for a motor-vehicle accident resulting in back injury. PI
Russell S. v. Lincoln Journal Star (Crete, NE resident)
$175,000 for low back injury. WC
Timothy H. v. Sygma (Kansas City, MO)
$67,116.70 for back injury. WC
Thongbay K. v. JBS USA, LLC (Grand Island, NE resident)
$100,000 for cervical neck injury. WC
Robert S. v. Nebraska Machinery (Clearwater, NE resident)
$56,945 for a right shoulder injury. WC
Salado H. v. JBS USA, Inc. (Grand Island, NE resident)
$60,000 for head injury. WC
Shane S. v. Nashua (Iowa resident)
$50,000 Shane originally injured both of his wrists. After having CTS releases, he developed triggering of both thumbs.
Don S. vs Fremont Contract Carriers (Norfolk, NE resident)
$55,696.35 Don injured his back and leg and the company denied it based on the company physician defense evaluation. The treating physicians supported Don’s claim and injuries.
Danielle E. v. Carter Health/Assisted Living Concepts (Tekamah, NE resident)
$100,000 Danielle injured her neck, shoulder and low back while transferring a resident. Shortly thereafter she was terminated on a trumped up abuse charge. Her neck injury required surgery. After a successfully first Trial another Petition was filed. We also assisted Danielle with her unemployment claim.
James C. v. Drivers Management (Nashville, TN resident)
$50,000.00 for neck and bilateral shoulders injury. WC
Rodney B. vs. Walmart (Lexington, NE resident)
$66,356 Rodney sustained a neck and back injury while lifting heavy merchandise. The insurance company denied the claim as he was suffering from degenerative changes in his spine. The surgeon supported he aggravated the spinal injuries.
John L. A. v. Anton Kristijanto, Inc. (Iowa resident)
$105,000 John had a low back injury that was disputed by the employer. The case was tried and the court found in favor of John that he aggravated his low back injury.
Leslie K. v. Farmers Cooperative (Plymouth, NE resident)
$225,982.68 for wrist and brain injury. WC
Ahmed R. v. JBS USA, LLC (Grand Island, NE resident)
$54,900 for left carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulders, neck and back. WC
Bonnie Z. v. Peels Salon Services (Lincoln, NE resident)
$110,000 for knees, back, hip and arm. WC
James H. v. Rochelle Miller (North Dakota resident)
$135,561.47 James was riding his motorcycle when a car turned in front of him. He injured his hip and knee but it was disputed as he had treated for the same body parts just 6 months prior to the accident. The surgeon supported that he aggravated both injuries in the collision.
Arturo M-P. v. Champion Enterprises (Columbus, NE resident)
$55,000 Arturo had a long standing back injury that was disputed due to having several other accidents after his work accident in question. It was proven to be aggravated.
Dalila D. v. H.C. Price (Marion, LA resident)
$227,500 worker injured her knee while working on an oil pipeline in Nebraska. She had surgery for the knee, but developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Larry G. v. State Farm Insurance (Lincoln, NE resident)
$146,750 for low back injury. WC
Vonna L. vs Mid Nebraska Individual Services (Hastings, NE resident)
$50,000 Vonna was injured when she was attacked by a resident. The carrier accepted a knee injury but refused to be responsible for a back and other knee injury.
Calvin K. v. Timber Creek Homes (Red Cloud, NE resident)
$110,000 for back and left hand injury. WC
John S. v. Nestle Purina Petcare Company (Lincoln, NE resident)
$153,791.88 for right shoulder and back injury. WC
Chris C. v. ExMark Manufacturing (Lincoln, NE resident)
$150,000 for left shoulder and back injury. WC
Michael M. W. v. Nucor Steel (Norfolk, NE resident)
$148,000 Michael hurt his ankle and foot as he was trapped hanging from a high rise in the work place. He also sustained burn injuries in the ordeal.
Jonathan W. v. Drivers Management (Sharpsburg, GA resident)
$90,000.00 for low back injury. WC
Rebecca C. v. Werner Construction (Hooper, NE resident)
$114,111.58 for head and back injury. WC
Cyril U. v. United Farmers’ Cooperative (Ulysses, NE resident)
$60,000.00 for left shoulder, back and ribs injury. WC
Timothy G. v. CNH Global (Grand Island, NE resident)
$68,053.36 Tim sustained bilateral CTS injuries due to repetitive work. The insurance carrier paid for the surgery but only wanted to pay benefits for 8.75 weeks for a permanent injury. The combined injury to both wrist produced greater disability.
Robert A. v. Midwest Screw Products, Inc. (Omaha, NE resident)
$70,000 Robert was injured while picking up steel at work. He suffered a low back injury which eventually required surgery. Robert has a history or prior low back surgery.
Kelly S. v. Region V (Bixby, OK resident)
$135,000 Kelly was injured when a patient jumped on her. Her neck injury required surgery. Her surgeon initially indicated she did not require permanent restrictions, but a subsequent physical test indicated she did require work restrictions. Her employer continually fought about returning her to work and forcing her to do work which she was no longer capable of working. This required frequent discussions regarding how to do with this so her job was protected.
Jennifer A. v. Margarita B. & Denis G. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$65,000.00 for motor vehicle accident resulting in thoracic outlet syndrome. PI
Mark T. v. LG Electric (Longmont, CO resident)
$150,000 Mark injured his low back from lifting at work. This resulted in a minor low back surgery, and after not getting help from his treating doctors a Functional Capacity Evaluation was set up. This revealed permanent restrictions.
Komlan B. v. PSI (Omaha, NE resident)
$100,000+ Komlan suffered an injury to his low back from a slip and fall at work. He eventually required surgery after injections failed to improve his injury. The carrier refused to pay for the surgery and a Judge awarded Komlan the right the surgery. Komlan was unable to return to work in any capacity and his case was settled. We also assisted him in getting qualified for Social Security Disability benefits.
James A. v. Adam K. (Adams, NE resident)
$56,268.35 for motor vehicle accident resulting in neck pain. PI
Arlene P. v. Walmart Associates Inc. (Hastings, NE resident)
$75,000 Arlene had work injury lifting at work. The insurance carrier did not believe she injured herself permanently.
Roberta B. vs. Grandview Manor (Hastings, NE resident)
$65,000 Roberta injured her knees due to being attacked by a resident. The insurance carrier denied the need for care or permanent injury.
Dennis G. v. City of Lincoln (Lincoln, NE resident)
$54,500 for knee injury. WC
Gary Wright v. Tetra Micronutrients (Fairbury, NE resident)
$60,000 for a back injury. WC
Natasha L. v. Werner Construction (O’neill, NE resident)
$375,000 for accident resulting in death. WC
Kenneth S. v. Rochelle B. (Grand Island, NE resident)
$100,000 for motor vehicle accident resulting in pelvic fracture. PI
Mark T. v. LG Electric (Longmont, CO resident)
$150,000 Mark injured his low back from lifting at work. This resulted in a minor low back surgery, and after not getting help from his treating doctors a Functional Capacity Evaluation was set up. This revealed permanent restrictions.
Komlan B. v. PSI (Omaha, NE resident)
$100,000+ Komlan suffered an injury to his low back from a slip and fall at work. He eventually required surgery after injections failed to improve his injury. The carrier refused to pay for the surgery and a Judge awarded Komlan the right the surgery. Komlan was unable to return to work in any capacity and his case was settled. We also assisted him in getting qualified for Social Security Disability benefits.
Vanester H. v. Crete Carrier Corporation (Kaufman, TX resident)
$125,000 for bilateral knees and back injury. WC
Helen M. v. Swift & Company (Grand Island, NE resident)
$55,000 Helen sustained an injury that was disputed due to the manner in which she was injured. Her treating physicians believed the mechanism of injury was consistent with her injuries.
Dawain K. v. Negligent Driver (Clyde, KS resident)
$100,000 Dawain was injured when the truck he was driving collided with another truck carrying an oversized load of farm machinery. Luckily Dawain did not suffer significant physical injuries, although he did and continues to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder from the ordeal.
Ngam N. v. Wath Nitbouapha (Omaha, NE resident)
Ngam was working on his father’s car when it rolled over him when he was underneath. He sustained severe injury to his chest. The homeowner’s insurance and automobile insurance settled $100,000.
Mary P. v. USA Steak Buffet JMK (Fremont, NE resident)
$65,000 Mary was hurt working in a restaurant. She only made tips. She had a back injury that required surgery and long recovery. However, her wages in the form of tips did not allow as high as recovery as the law should provide.
Janet O. v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (Schuyler, NE resident)
$95,000 Janet was trampled by a herd of cows. She had multiple injuries and ultimately could not return to work due to her injuries.
Carl E. F. v. TMC Transportation Systems (Pennsylvania resident)
$50,000 Carl hurt himself when he fall causing injury to his shoulder. He suffered from a previous injury to the same shoulder the issue concerned whether he was entitled to further benefits.
Janet O. – SSA Claim (Richland, NE resident)
Janet was injured on the job and after we settled her work claim, we also assisted in her obtained Social Security Disability benefits.
Marvin M. (Linda?) v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. (Spencer, IA resident)
$62,500 for motor vehicle accident resulting in back injury. PI
Juan M. v. McArthur Masonry Construction (Lincoln, NE resident)
$242,350.84 Juan sustained an accident when he fell from a scaffold working on UNL property. He had several injuries that required surgery and long term care.
Darcy A. v. Hormel (Fremont, NE resident)
$200,000 settlement for indemnity portion and she continues to have her medical paid for today. Darcy injured her low back while pulling/lifting a heavy tub of meat at work. Her injuries required several back surgeries and multiple injections and nerve blocks.
Elizabeth M. v. Shaffer Trucking (Pascagoula, MS resident)
$64,999 for right shoulder injury. WC
James D. v. Robert Hendrickson (Hastings, NE resident)
$54,000 James was injured when he was working on a farm and attacked by breeding pigs. The farmer did not give him notice that he was not covered by workers’ compensation coverage. Failure to provide notice allowed the claim against the farmer.
Susan B. v. Negligent Driver (Lincoln, NE resident)
$200,000 Susan injured head and neck and has resulting memory issues due to being rear-ended in a motor vehicle accident. She was off work several months as a result of her injuries and had to endure months of physical therapy, injections and prescription medications.
Rosa N. v. Drivers Management (Rockingham, NC resident)
$70,000 Rosa injured her shoulders from cranking a trailer. She had multiple surgeries due those injuries.
George G. vs. Tyson Fresh Meats (Sioux City, NE resident)
$198,276.02 George sustained severe burns all over his body due to a work accident when he slipped and fell.
Sharonann L. v. Stephen S. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$75,000 for motor vehicle accident resulting in back injury. PI
April B. v. Drivers Management (Farwell, MI resident)
$95,000 for low back injury. WC
Michael F. v. Interior Construction Inc. (Omaha, NE resident)
$133,735.74 Michael fell from a scaffold causing injury to his head resulting in chronic vertigo and dizziness. The insurance company did not believe he was injured that badly.
Barney C. v. UPS (Bellevue, NE resident)
$300,000+ Barney suffered multiple work related injuries form lifting and other physical activities dating back to 1995. He required multiple surgeries to multiple body parts over a period of time. After terminating his prior attorney due a lack of progress we were able to work this up by contacting several treating doctors and successfully mediating this case settled after just nine months of representation.
Thomas R. D. v. Valmont Coatings (Omaha, NE resident)
$89,039 Thomas injured his hands due to repetitive work activities. The insurance company only paid him a few thousand dollars for his impairments. Based on the treating physician’s opinions the case settled.
Jennifer D. v. Raymond Central Public Schools (Lincoln, NE resident)
$63,926 for right hip and back injury. WC
Kathy H. v. Ricks Electric (N Las Vegas, NV resident)
$150,000 for electrocution resulting in death. WC
Lauren R. v. Drivers Management (Mabank, TX resident)
$63,000 for neck and back injury.
Robert M. v. Nebraska Department of Corrections (Oakland, NE resident)
$50,000 Robert injured himself when he had to respond to an altercation. The nature and extent of his injuries were disputed.
Robert P. v. JBS USA, LLC (Geneva, NE resident)
$148,000 for left hip and lower leg pain and back injury. WC
Leroy R. vs. Weborg Feedlot (Lincoln, NE resident)
Leroy injured his hand when it was caught between his tractor trailer doors. The insurance company wanted to pay him just a small 2% impairment but after seeking evaluations to support his true loss the case settled for $52,000 due to the impairment to the hand. Leroy was also not paid his regular pay check with the same employer and a court verdict was obtained for over $6,700 plus punitive damages of $1500 to be paid to the local school district.
James W. v. JW Snyder Partnership (Dix, NE resident)
$70,000 for accident resulting in death. PI
George Goldax v. Syngenta Corporation (Bellevue, NE resident)
$200,000 for a neck injury. WC
Debra R. v. Nebraska Public Power District (Elmo, MO resident)
$180,000 for back and leg injury. WC
Verenice P. v. Jacob Ohl (Shelter Insurance Company) (Norfolk, NE resident)
$60,972.94 Verenice was involved in a motor vehicle accident. The insurance company denied the claim as they did not believe she sustained injury due to the collision.
Janna F. v. Booz Allen Office (Honey Creek, IA resident)
$120,000 benefits over six years from a hip injury where the treating doctor state she had no restrictions. Worker received these benefits after two trials.
David A. v. Nebraska Public Power District (Beatrice, NE resident)
$117,500 for crush injury to both hands. WC
Sergio M. v. T & E Cattle Co. (Hastings, NE resident)
$70,000 Sergio injured his back, shoulder and leg when he fell off a horse while working as a ranch hand. He needed surgery for all his shoulder and knee but the insurance company denied his claim as they thought he could return to work as a ranch hand. Sergio suffered permanent injury and could not return to work. However, the legal issue that he did not make a wage as a ranch as he was given room and board instead was fought over.
Linda W. v. Associated Pipeline (Magazine, AZ resident)
$50,000 Linda suffered an injury to her low back/hip and left shoulder. Initially the provider refused to pay disability from being off work. Her shoulder and hip required surgery.
Destiny M. v. Daniel F. (Denver, CO resident)
$275,000 for motor vehicle accident resulting in a head and back injury. PI
Mikel S. v. National Crane (Lincoln, NE resident)
$250,968.96 for right foot, elbow and left shoulder injury. WC
James U. v. Holverson Welding & Machine (Iowa resident)
$103,312.94 This claim involved both Nebraska and Iowa workers’ compensation claims as James lived in Nebraska, accepted the job in Nebraska but was hurt in the State of Iowa. James injured his back and the insurance company’s chose physician indicated no permanent injury or surgery was needed as a result of his accident. The treating surgeon supported James contention that he did have a permanent injury which needed surgery.
Edward K. v. Hill Brothers Transportation, Inc. (Salem, IL resident)
$57,644.90 for back and head injury. WC
Luis F. v. Liberty Property Management (Lincoln, NE resident)
$82,500 for low back injury. WC
Ronald M. v. Crete Carrier Corporation (St. Charles, MO resident)
$80,000 for left foot and back injury. WC
Terry C. v. JTC Interiors, Inc. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$137,500 for left femur injury. WC
Howard B. vs. Tecumseh Poultry LLC (Lincoln, NE resident)
$60,000 Howard injured his low back when he was lifting heavy pallets. The insurance company denied his claim saying he had previous low back issues so the injury was pre-existing. His treating physician opined that he sustained an aggravation of his low back.
Robert S. B. vs. Crete Carrier Corporation (Ohio resident)
$62,000 Robert injured his shoulders when he was pulling tandems on his tractor trailer. The employer denied the claim finding that he only injured one shoulder not two.
Gary N. v. Horizon Distribution (David City, NE resident)
$195,994.80 for face, right eye, back and left shoulder injury. WC
James T. v. Crete Carrier (Iowa resident)
$80,000 James suffered a bilateral hearing loss as well as tinnitus (“ringing of his ears”) due to the high pressure noise due to his hydraulics and braking system in his new tractor trailer.
George M. v. Chief Industries (Grand Island, NE resident)
$115,000 for back injury. WC
Sean W. v. AG Processing Inc. (Hastings, NE resident)
$100,000 Sean injured both of his feet when he jumped from a rail car. He fractured both of his heels. The insurance company only wanted to pay him a small portion of impairment rather than combining his injuries to produce a greater disability.
Herman S. v. Crete Carriers Inc. (Nevada resident)
$66,347.25 Herman injured his shoulders when pulling the tandems on his tractor trailer. The employer denied the claim as they only stated he injured one shoulder and not both in the same accident.
Akramah O. v. Everett W. (Omaha, NE resident)
$140,000 for motor vehicle accident resulting in neck, low back and right shoulder injury. PI
Richard B. v. Hughes Brothers (Kearney, NE resident)
$300,000 Richard suffered an injury to his neck and arm from a slip and fall at work. His neck required surgery.
Jodee H. v. Baldwin Filters (Gothenburg, NE resident)
$110,000 for low back injury. WC
Virginia R. v. JBS Swift & Co. (Grand Island, NE resident)
$50,000 Virginia suffered a work-related injury to her neck and shoulder from repetitive work activities. Virginia was a repeat client to the firm. After several years of litigation involving defense medical exams, etc. the case settled.
Patrick F. v. Hardsteel USA (Decatur, NE resident)
Pat was suffered a work-related injury to multiple body parts after he fell off a roof. His low back required surgery. Several doctor’s opinions were sought and a successful Award was obtained from the Court. The Defendant appealed, but the Award was largely not changed by the Appellate Court. A settlement was obtained after the appeals were exhausted for an additional almost $60,000.
John O. v. Progressive Swine Technologies (Lincoln, NE resident)
$69,000 John was injured working as a manager but the company disputed the manner in which he injured himself. The case was tried to the court and an Award was entered in favor of John.
Charles J. v. Aventura Staffing & Professional Services (Norfolk, NE resident)
$60,000 for low back injury. WC
Evertt L. v. One Call Locators LD & Federal Express Corporation (Malcolm, NE resident)
$65,000 for motor vehicle accident resulting in back injury. PI
Timothy W. v. Benjamine C. and Kelly C. (Winston-Salem, NC resident)
$50,000 for motor-vehicle accident resulting in a left shoulder injury. PI
Manuel R. v. Nebco Inc. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$92,565.00 Manual slipped and fell while working in a rail yard. He injured his shoulders and knees. There was a dispute as to whether the meniscus injuries were recently injured or whether they were progressive in nature.
James M. v. American Red Cross (Hastings, NE resident)
$100,000 James suffered from a previous low back work related injury. He sustained another accident and injury to his low back. His claim was denied by the insurance company as they did not believe he reinjured his back.
Criztoval S. v. Doctor John Inc. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$102,310.00 Criztoval worked as a mechanic. He was exposed to extreme temperatures working outside in freezing cold. Sustained frost bite injuries which the insurance company disputed resulted in any permanent injury.
Richard F. v. Appliance Distribution Inc. (Bee, NE resident)
$52,500 Richard injury his back and arms lifting heavy appliances. His claim was denied as the insurance company did not believe repetitive lifting caused his injuries.
Kathryn P. v. Ramada Inn (Kearney Area, NE resident)
$195,000 Kathryn injured herself when she tripped and fell causing injury to her low back and she developed complex regional pain syndrome. She was ultimately found to be permanently and totally disabled.
Dennis H. v. College of St. Mary (Omaha, NE resident)
$80,000 Dennis suffered a work-related injury to his low back while performing maintenance duties. Although this injury did not result in surgery.
Kristy H. v. Negligent Driver (Gretna, NE resident)
Kristy suffered a neck strain and headaches, but didn’t require surgery when her vehicle was rear-ended by someone claimed to have lost consciousness due to a medical condition. The insurance company denied liability due to this. After the case was filed and discovery indicated the other driver had several incidents the Trial Judge issued an Order for Summary Judgment finding the insurance company was liable. A settlement occurred shortly thereafter for almost $100,000.
Gabriel S. v. the L.E. Myers Company (Lincoln, NE resident)
$50,000 for low back injury. WC
Jason F. v. Shannon P. (Kearney, NE resident)
$51,650.15 for motor vehicle accident resulting in a neck and shoulder injury. PI
Clint G. v. TIC of Wyoming (Wyoming resident)
$63,750 Clint sustained injury to his low back due to an assault by a co-worker. He underwent surgery for his low back but the insurance company denied his claim as they disputed the nature and extent of the assault.
Lyle D. v. Square D (Dewitt, NE resident)
$75,000 Lyle suffered a work-related injury to his low back at work which did not require surgery but injury is permanent.
Fred W. v. Interstate Brands Corp. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$60,000 Fred injured his shoulder and there was a dispute whether he required surgery.
Janet L. v. Square D. (Lincoln, NE resident)
$179,152.92 for left wrist and shoulder injury. WC
Victor D. v. Knolls Properties (Nationwide Insurance) (Lincoln, NE resident)
Vic was injured in a motor vehicle accident where he was broadsided by an employee of Knolls Properties. He sustained a shoulder injury that required repair of a rotator cuff tear.
Charles R. v. Drivers Management (Stone Wynbrooke Parkway, GA resident)
$147,500 for shoulder and neck injury. WC
Sara G. v. Shaffer Trucking (California resident)
$60,000 Sara sustained two trucking accidents in the course of driving her tractor trailer. Her claims were disputed due to a prior accident in another state that she continued suffer physical complaints from.
James T. v. Shanahan Mechanical & Electric (Lincoln, NE resident)
$80,000 for bilateral carpal syndrome and back injury. WC
Shane G. v. TIC Construction (Florida resident)
$126,500 Shane injured his low back on a construction site while working in Nebraska. He had surgery due to a herniated disc and fought to have his per diem pay rightfully counted towards his average weekly wage which would also allow him to push for schooling.