An avid motorcyclist was passing through a city in Michigan on a trip from Ohio to Minnesota when he was struck by a dump truck. The motorcyclist was proceeding straight through an intersection on a green light and was hit by the dump truck who was making a left turn and failed to yield the right of way. The collision threw the motorcyclist off his bike and his motorcycle was wedged under the dump truck. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The trauma services needed were not available at that hospital so our client was airlifted to St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN.
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Experienced Motorcyclists Can Be Victims of Accidents
Injured While Running Errand for Employer Can Be Covered by Workers' Compensation
Our client was riding his motorcycle in Plymouth, MN on a sunny afternoon when he slowed down for a set of railroad tracks and was rear ended by the vehicle traveling behind him. It is believed his motorcycle was pushed forward quite some distance underneath the vehicle. Our client was wearing a helmet yet he sustained a sub-dural hematoma, two skull fractures, a broken collar bone, two broken ribs, a broken tailbone, two broken toes, and 3 broken bones in his foot.
Company Ordered to Pay Permanent Disability When Retraining Benefits Denied
In a ruling that could significantly impact laid off workers injured on the job, a workers' compensation judge ordered LTV Steel Mining Company and its insurer to pay a Biwabik resident permanent and total disability benefits when the company earlier refused to pay for retraining.
Insurance Loophole Affects ATV Accident Victim
One of our clients suffered a serious brain injury when he lost control of an ATV and hit a tree. Just 15 years old at the time of the accident, he was operating the ATV while performing clean up work for a landscape business. The family's health insurance company fought responsibility for his medical bills and the workers' compensation insurance company denied liability.