Workers' Compensation: $110,000 For Burn Injuries
David worked as a laborer for a construction company in Albemarle, North Carolina. He was injured in a terrible explosion. David sustained burns to various areas of his body. He suffered additional complications, such as hearing loss, thermal sensitivity, numbness in his extremities, etc. Our client likewise suffered psychological trauma from this accident.
A former client referred David to our firm. I immediately went to meet with David and his family. I determined he needed assistance with both a workers' compensation and a personal injury claim.
I pursued David's workers' compensation case for several years. A primary complication in this case was the extensive medical treatment required to address David's burns. We worked to ensure David received the necessary treatment to maximize his medical recovery. I hoped David could return to work at some point. Most importantly, I hoped David could recoup his quality of life.
I carefully negotiated with opposing counsel to navigate the issues regarding our client's return to work. David's worked for a small employer, and he had a fairly lengthy employment history. We worked to maintain their relationship despite the challenges of a workers' compensation claim. While David was unable to work, we ensured he received weekly benefits (temporary total disability) from the insurance company.
Opposing counsel maintained a strong defense of this claim due to the significant exposure for the Defendants. I eventually resolved the workers' compensation claim for David at mediation for an additional $110,000.
Through the pursuit of David's workers' compensation claim, we saw him achieve tremendous medical improvement. We obtained the monetary benefits needed to support David's family while he recovered. With the resolution of his case, David's family was able to more forward in a productive manner.
Practice area(s): Workers Compensation
Court: North Carolina Industrial Commission (Albemarle, NC)