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Atlanta Carnival Worker Severely Injured Due to Defective Brake System

August 20, 2010

A carnival worker was operating the Rollo-plane when he tried to secure two passengers. The ride kept moving and as he hung on to secure the passenger, he was thrown from the top of the ride at 40+ feet to concrete ground. The accident was caused by the failure of the ride's brake system.

The injured worker sustained serious injuries to his head (brain damage), neck, back, left wrist, hand, a broken right leg, broken ribs and punctured lungs.

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, was retained by the injured worker because he was "getting the run around" regarding his medical treatment by both the Employer and the Insurer. Doctor’s recommendations were also being delayed or had been completely ignored. Our client also needed transportation to be provided. Since our client was injured on the job he was entitled to certain income and medical benefits that are payable under the Worker's Compensation Laws without regard to fault. Unfortunately, Workers' Compensation law places dollar limits on the amount of lost wages that can be recovered, and does not permit recovery for pain and suffering.

Our client sought consistent medical treatment for two years. He was treated through pain management, an orthopedist, hand specialist and a neurologist. The authorized treating physician gave him a 26% disability to the left upper extremity.

Our client was unable to drive therefore Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, forced the Employer / Insurer to provide him with transportation to and from his doctor visits. We communicated with the nurse case manager in order to get all of our client's treatment recommendations authorized in a timely manner. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, followed up on missing or late income benefit checks and his case was eventually settled for over $100,000 at mediation. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers also assisted our client in receiving permanent Social Security Disability benefits.

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