Case Results

Examples from January 1, 2010, to June 6, 2016

JUNE 2016

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.

MAY 2016

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.

APRIL 2016

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.

MARCH 2016

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

FEBRUARY 2016

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.

JANUARY 2016

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.

DECEMBER 2015

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.

NOVEMBER 2015

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.

OCTOBER 2015

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.

SEPTEMBER 2015

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.

Adoption Cases:

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.

AUGUST 2015

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.

JULY 2015

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.

JUNE 2015

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.

MAY 2015

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.

APRIL 2015

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.

MARCH 2015

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.

FEBRUARY 2015

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.

JANUARY 2015

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.

DECEMBER 2014

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.

NOVEMBER 2014

Jason H. v. Affiliated Foods Midwest (Madison, NE resident)

$70,000.00 received for low back injury. WC

OCTOBER 2014

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.

SEPTEMBER 2014

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.

AUGUST 2014

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.

JULY 2014

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.

JUNE 2014

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.

MAY 2014

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.

APRIL 2014

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.

MARCH 2014

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.

FEBRUARY 2014

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.

JANUARY 2014

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

DECEMBER 2013

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.

NOVEMBER 2013

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.

OCTOBER 2013

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.

SEPTEMBER 2013

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.

AUGUST 2013

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.

JUNE 2013

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.

MAY 2013

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

APRIL 2013

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.

MARCH 2013

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.

FEBRUARY 2013

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.

JANUARY 2013

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.

DECEMBER 2012

Calvin K. v. Timber Creek Homes (Red Cloud, NE resident)

$110,000 for back and left hand injury. WC

NOVEMBER 2012

John S. v. Nestle Purina Petcare Company (Lincoln, NE resident)

$153,791.88 for right shoulder and back injury. WC

OCTOBER 2012

Chris C. v. ExMark Manufacturing (Lincoln, NE resident)

$150,000 for left shoulder and back injury. WC

SEPTEMBER 2012

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.

AUGUST 2012

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.

JULY 2012

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.

JUNE 2012

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.

MAY 2012

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

APRIL 2012

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.

MARCH 2012

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.

FEBRUARY 2012

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.

JANUARY 2012

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$75,163.05

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.

DECEMBER 2011

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.

NOVEMBER 2011

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

OCTOBER 2011

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.

SEPTEMBER 2011

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.

AUGUST 2011

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.

JULY 2011

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.

JUNE 2011

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

MAY 2011

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.

APRIL 2011

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.

MARCH 2011

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.

FEBRUARY 2011

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

JANUARY 2011

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.

DECEMBER 2010

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

NOVEMBER 2010

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.

OCTOBER 2010

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.

SEPTEMBER 2010

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.

AUGUST 2010

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.

JULY 2010

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

JUNE 2010

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.

MAY 2010

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.

APRIL 2010

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.

MARCH 2010

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.

FEBRUARY 2010

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.

JANUARY 2010

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.