Case Spotlight: Hurt While Traveling for Work
I’ve spoken with clients who said they were nervous about contacting an attorney because they didn’t know if their case fit into the kinds of cases we typically take on. The truth is, we represent all kinds of workman’s comp cases. In order to give you an idea of what kinds of cases we handle, I thought I’d share one that we’re working on now.
I have a client who was traveling for work out of state — he travels for the company whenever there is a need for temporary drivers. The trip required an overnight stay, so his company put him up in a less than clean hotel room. While unpacking his suitcase, he stubbed his toe on the bed frame.
Stubbing your toe is never fun, but things went from bad to worse when my client’s toe injury developed an infection. As a result his big toe ultimately required amputation. Naturally, my client filed for workers’ compensation; however, his claim was denied.
Now we’re currently working with him and waiting on a hearing. However, unfortunately for our client, in the time that we’ve been waiting, he developed an infection at the amputation site and has now lost his leg from the knee down. Our client deserves compensation for the medical treatment and medication that he’s received. We’re fighting to ensure that his rights are protected.
If you’re concerned about whether or not we will take on your case, don’t worry! At Oxner + Permar we offer free consultations so that you know up front how we can help.