A player sadly passed away after a splinter pierced his intestine during a game of indoor football in Brazil, 2010. The player was attempting a tackle when the wooden floor broke leaving a splinter sticking out which stabbed the player and caused the fatal injury. Can you imagine being the work comp adjuster on that claim? Would you believe that someone was killed by a splinter?
Submitted By: Crazy on March 9, 2014
Plaintiff happens to be an attorney who stopped by a hotel bar, got drunk while waiting for his wife. He claims that the bar employees/hotel caused him embarrassment and emotional distress when they kicked him out. He also claims that he was assaulted by a security guard. At trial, the Plaintiff admitted that he was intoxicated at the time of the incident and he couldn’t provide any evidence of assault and had no injuries. He simply testified that he was embarrassed by the incident. The kicker: Plaintiff was drunk during the trial when he testified. The jury rendered a verdict in favor of defendant.
Submitted By: SoftKitty on March 6, 2014
I am a fairly new adjuster as I have been in the business and with the company for only eight months. Today I received a claim for a fire at funeral home. I know how to value contents and structure, loss of business, ect. But, in the fire three dead bodies; AKA clients that were waiting for their funerals to happen were burned or I guess you could say “ACCIDENTALLY CREMATED.”
Can anyone advise on this crazy claim. I have already been told that one client was being buried because “cremation” was against his religion!!!! YIKES!!!!!! How do I put a value on this?????
Submitted By: danielle on March 4, 2014
By Attorney: Did you blow your horn or anything?
By Witness: After the accident?
Attorney: Before the accident.
Witness: Sure, I played for ten years. I even went to school for it.
Submitted By: SoftKitty on February 28, 2014
By Plaintiff’s Attorney: What doctor treated you for the injuries you sustained while at work?
By Plaintiff: Dr. Johnson.
Plaintiff’s Attorney: And what kind of physician is Dr. Johnson?
Plaintiff: Well, I’m not sure, but I do remember that you said he was a good plaintiff’s doctor.
Submitted By: Crazy on February 26, 2014
We recently received a workers’ compensation claim for a back and neck injury as a result of an employee being thrown from a forklift. It is a compensable claim and no one disputes anything having to do with the injury. The scary aspect of the claim is that the injury was captured on film… Because the injured worker was in the middle of producing a safety video about the operation of the forklift for his employer!
Submitted By: Jefferson on February 24, 2014
A Diocese on the East Coast has settled a lawsuit with the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was hurt by a falling tombstone at an eastern Pennsylvania cemetery.
The lawsuit stated that the family was visiting a relative’s grave when the boy touched a nearby tombstone, causing it to fall on him. The parents argued in their suit that the diocese had a responsibility to identify and repair unstable stones.
A judge approved a $225,000 settlement the diocese reached with parents whose son’s leg was broken when a tombstone toppled at a cemetery in July 2010.
This boy is going to have a valid reason to be afraid of CEMETERY’S for life!!!!
Submitted By: betty on February 19, 2014
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