Case Results

Workers' Compensation: $100,000 Recovery For Hand Injury

June 2008

Randall sustained injuries to his hands while working for a furniture company in Hickory, North Carolina.  The insurance company admitted Randall sustained a compensable injury.  However, the insurance adjuster refused to pay for additional medical treatment once the costs started to accumulate.  I promptly litigated the issue to obtain the medical and monetary benefits Randall was entitled.  

I obtained a ruling from the Industrial Commission that Randall sustained a compensable injury by accident.  The Commission determined the recommended medical treatment was necessary to treat his work injury.  I further obtained significant monetary benefits (weekly TTD checks) for our client.  Pursuant to this victory, Randall received the proper medical care needed to address his ongoing condition.  

We subsequently obtained an additional $100,000 for Randall.  This was a great victory for our client.  It was a great victory to overturn the Defendants denial of compensation, and subsequently obtain such a favorable resolution.  Randall is one of the nicest people I have ever assisted.  He deserved to be treated right, and I take great pride in helping him.    

Practice area(s): Workers Compensation

Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice