Injuries at Work

Attorneys at McDowell & Osburn, P.A. regularly represent the injured victims of workplace accidents to secure workers’ compensation benefits and to obtain recovery from third parties at fault for causing the accidents.  Representative cases include: 

  • Construction worker suffered a serious head injury when he was hit with a sheet of plywood during the demolition of a building.

  • Worker had skin ripped off of his leg when an assembly line caught his leg during the fabrication of concrete piping.

  • An ironworker suffered permanent injuries to his spine and a serious brain injury with the need for permanent care where the general contractor failed to provide proper fall-protection during the construction of a building.

  • A laborer suffered serious injury, including loss of leg, during the excavation of a site when a skidder operator ran over the worker.

  • Employee of a sub-contractor was thrown from a skidder with death resulting.

  • An explosion in a fireworks factory caused severe burns to employees and killed two workers.

  • An employee suffered multiple fractures when a bolt was not secured on a man-lift.

  • A sub-contractor was electrocuted from the discharge of a high-voltage transmission line.

  • A cable TV installer suffered serious and permanent electrical shock injuries from a high-voltage power line that traveled through an overgrown and wet pine tree.

  • Construction worker’s neck fracture was found related to his work installing a roof truss even though the employee’s fall may have resulted from the employee’s loss of consciousness.

  • An employee of a flooring company suffered a work-related injury when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident on the way to a customer’s home even though he had a similar pre-existing condition to his spine.

  • Employee was entitled to permanent disability from his employer and worker’s compensation insurance carrier even though he had not been paid wage benefits for several years but he required a shoulder joint replacement.

  • Police officer was entitled to the reimbursement of his accrued personal time where he used the accrued time when the employer wrongfully denied wage benefits and improperly challenged the causal relationship of his work injury.

  • A construction worker and paint manager was not required to return to work for the same employer in an alternative position for less pay where he could not return to his prior occupation due to serious spinal injuries.

  • An engineer was entitled to total disability wage payments even though his employer and insurance company provided for re-training when re-training did not enable the engineer to earn an income near his pre-accident wages where he had serious neck and back injuries.

> Injuries Involving Vehicles


> Aviation and
   Airplane Injuries

> Medical Malpractice

> Injuries at Work

> Injuries from Machines
   and Equipment


> Recreational Injuries
   and Premises Liability

> Injuries from Dogs

> Injuries Related
   to Alcohol

> Wrongful Denials of    Insurance Benefits


> Burn Injuries From Fires    and Explosives


> Wrongful Death Cases