$1,250,000.00* A 32-year-old roofer who slipped and fell off a wet roof and suffered a severe L1 burst fracture and after multiple stabilization surgeries was diagnosed with persistent paraplegia. (A home and a van).
$677, 109.00 A 47-year old salesman involved in an auto accident suffered a broken back, fractures to ribs, left wrist and hand, a punctured lung and head and facial injuries.
$629,014.00 A 54-year-old insurance billing specialist suffered neck and back injuries when she tripped and fell climbing metal stairs and underwent neck and back surgery. As a result of her debilitating injuries, she developed major depression and anxiety.
$619,055.00 A 50-year old forklift driver was lifting pallets with his forklift when some pallets fell onto him, causing a skull fracture, punctured eardrums, broken jaw, lower back strain, dislocation of his right shoulder and severe dental problems.
$606,586.00 A 44-year-old maintenance worker injured his low back while removing a large wooden swing set and underwent a lumbar decompression and fusion at L3-5. Not being able to work or perform upkeep around his own home, he fell into depression as a result.
$573,417.00 A 34-year old counter salesman was carrying pipe on his shoulder when a wire reel fell in front of him causing him to twist his back and worsen his preexisting spondylolisthesis.
$456,837.13 A 63-year old plant manager slipped off the edge of a gate which caused him to twist and jam his low back.
$488,016.71* A 34-year old outside plant technician suffered disabling injuries to his mid and low back and other areas of his body when hit by a dump truck. (Home modifications).
$416,802.00 A 52-year old production engineer was cleaning a bank of cleaners when one of them blew out pressure knocking him off his feet causing him to fall and strike his head, neck, back and upper arms.
$351,376.00 A 44-year old reuse technician attempted to lift jugs of bicarbonate onto a cart when she felt a pop in her back and immediately developed severe neck, back and leg pain.
$341,579.00 A 44-year old worker injured his back lifting a box of canned goods and was diagnosed with multilevel degenerative disc disease and failed back syndrome.
$335,597.00 A 46-year old travel consultant injured her low back when a desk drawer started to fall and she bent over to try to catch it.
$317,305.00 A 53-year old cashier fell off a ladder landing on her back injuring her neck, back, right arm and right leg.
$303,431.00 A 46-year old operator was struck by a company truck injuring his low back, bilateral hips and left knee.
$293,865.00 A 42-year old building manager slipped and fell off a roof injuring his back, right shoulder and bilateral legs.
$292,697.65 A 49-year old truck driver felt a pop in his back while pushing freight.
$285,310.00 A 35-year old laborer was knocked down by a mill hand injuring his back and shoulders.
$279,481.50 A 44-year old maintenance equipment operator aggravated a preexisting right knee injury and injured his hands, wrists and arms with repetitive work activity.
$270,989.00 A 46-year old involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in multiple injuries including chest contusions, left hemopneumothorax, rib fractures, left arm and wrist fractures and hip fracture.
$266,705.00 A 61-year old merchandiser lifted a box and felt a pull in her shoulder and neck pain.
$265,049.00 A 49-year old worker injured her low back and left hip and suffered psychological issues.
$255,275.00 A 52-year old pipe fitter injured his face, left eye, neck and back in an auto accident.
$251,198.78 A 42-year old auto body tech slipped on some compound while working on a truck and injured his low back and hip.