Client was on pension but was mistakenly taken off, as he was suspected of wrongdoing. This was largest fraud order ever in the State of Washington (the state demanded $500,000). Order was reversed completely, and client was awarded disability of $4,000 per month pension benefits for life. Over 1/2 million overpayment and penalties voided.
Client hurt while working for package delivery company. Claim was rejected by the self-insured employer. We settled on client’s behalf for $40,000.
Heart damage claim from minor electrocution. Claim rejected by DLI. The worker had “Atrial Fibrolation” which was proven by our treating expert to be caused primarily due to 3 things, one of which is electrocution. Claim allowed by Board. Claimant is to receive long term disability.
Case of a monolingual farm and orchard worker who sustained a fracture of the wrist from a fall from a ladder. The fracture went through the joint of the wrist and didn’t heal well. The worker was left with long-term difficulties with lifting, twisting, reaching, etc. Our client’s attending physician had released him to try… Read More
Client had very limited work history in hard manual labor. Self-insured employer said he could return to work as cashier despite the fact that he had went through surgery on his back. We proved claimant had severe back pain and accompanying depression caused by pain for 10+ years and the loss of his previous livelihood,… Read More
Self-insured employer had doctors who claimed that despite a significant work history that required worker to handle boxes in a shipping and receiving department in a large national Variety Store, and use a hand scanning device hundreds of times per day, the worker’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome was not an Occupational Disease. Claim filed as primarily… Read More
Case involved a woman who suffered a relatively minor blow to the head when a co-worker dropped a package on her, and over time developed neck and mental restrictions. Case required the presentation of a Board Certified Neuro-psychologist and the treating physician to obtain pension benefits. Department doctors claimed that there were absolutely no residual… Read More
A case involving injured workers time loss was unjustly terminated when a vocational counselor found the worker employable as a cashier; and such employment was signed off by his physician. We assisted the worker in obtaining a second medical option, undergoing an MRI which found the need for surgical intervention. The injured worker was placed… Read More
Knee injury worker compensation settlement. A client wasn’t sure of the exact date he was hurt, so he tried to keep working. The employer knew he was hurt, but tried to exploit the worker’s lack of ability to remember dates and times and managed to get his claim disallowed. After hearings on this matter, we… Read More
Worker had multiple injuries for years, and his last injury was not considered important or significant by the Department of Labor and Industries. They did not feel it impacted his ability to work. Calbom & Schwab proved that his injury was in fact something that disabled him completely, and that the other injuries were something… Read More