Practice Area: Workers compensation
Outcome: Full & Final Stipulation for $500,000.
Description: Workmens' Compensation Settlement Crush Injury to the Right Leg - Open Comminuted Fracture Claimant sustained a severe crush injury to his right leg with an open comminuted Fracture of the tibia while operating heavy equipment in a concrete factory. Emergency surgery was required including debridement and external fixation. Over the months following his injury he underwent multiple hospitalizations and surgery involving a soleus muscle flap and revision of the external fixator. He ultimately had an internal plate placed in the leg, as well as iliac crest bone grafting. Complications with persistent drainage led to development of a deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Medical treatment alone amounted to over $278,000.00. Claimant was eventually assigned a 44% disability rating of the lower extremity including nerve and vascular damage. Attorney Eric Polinsky negotiated a settlement of $500,000.00 in full and final stipulation.