Cases of Interest – June 2021
Drunk driver smashes woman head-on causing extensive injuries
Our client was traveling northbound on Stone Street in Fremont, Ohio when a drunk driver traveling southbound crossed left of center and smashed head-on into our client’s vehicle. Our client suffered traumatic injuries and was life-flighted to Toledo Hospital. She was found to have broken bones in her foot, leg, left and right wrists and hands, and neck. She has undergone three surgeries and continues to receive treatment. Our office is pursuing a compensation claim to help our client on her long road to recovery.
Injured production worker suffers a finger amputation after a machine misfired
Our client is a production worker and was working on a bearing press when the machine misfired. It smashed down onto her right hand and trapped it in the machine. She was taken to a nearby hospital but was then transported to the University of Toledo Medical Center for emergency surgery.
Our client was found to have suffered a fractured ring finger which required the placement of pins. Her pinky finger was deemed irreparable and was amputated. Our office is pursuing a workers’ compensation claim and we are investigating whether there was a Specific Safety Requirement Violation.
Machine missing safety features, steel pin goes through man’s thumb bone
Our client was on the job working a machine press which was missing a safety sensor and shield. As he was using the machine, a steel pin went through the bone in his left thumb.
He was taken to Blanchard Valley Emergency Room and is currently receiving treatment.
Our client faces major surgery soon. Our office is pursuing a workers’ compensation case in addition to a Violation of a Specific Safety Regulation.