Represented town employee injured during road maintenance and construction project. When brakes failed on road equipment, the equipment rolled down a hill and crashed, ejecting client, who suffered burst fracture in his middle back. Worker’s compensation claim, including permanent impairment award, was ultimately settled at a private mediation session with the town’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier, with the lump sum settlement approved at a hearing by the New Hampshire Department of Labor.
- Represented welder and pipefitter injured when steel beam fell and crushed several bones in client’s hand. Client’s worker’s compensation claim included several surgeries, extensive therapy, and vocational assistance. Worker’s compensation claim, including permanent impairment award, settled through negotiations directly with insurance company, with the lump sum settlement approved at a hearing by the New Hampshire Department of Labor.
- Represented police sergeant injured while effecting lawful arrest. Client was “sucker-punched” and suffered broken cheekbone, and other resulting injuries. Client filed worker’s compensation claims, and filed “third-party” lawsuit in Coos County Superior Court against homeowners insurance of landowner who interfered with arrest by distracting police officers. Homeowner’s insurance company moved to dismiss the lawsuit on the theory that “the fireman’s rule” barred recovery, but based upon evidence presented to the court, the dismissal motion was denied. Case then settled during court-ordered mediation session.