Case Results

Workers' Compensation: $260,000 For Orthopedic Injuries

March 2011

Richard sustained multiple orthopedic injuries while working as a mechanic in Midland, North Carolina.  Richard was basically run over by a  heavy piece of machinery.  He was lucky to survive.  

We worked to secure medical treatment for Richard.  Given the extent of his injuries and resulting complications, it was a slow process.  I just worked with Richard to guide him through the process.  I saw him make real improvement medically.  We made sure he had the proper workers' compensation benefits for financial support while he improved. 

We talked about Richard's concerns (medical, financial, etc.), and we worked to address them.  We ultimately secured an additional $260,000 recovery for Richard, with an additional $50,394.78 annuity to cover future medical costs and protect his Medicare status.  This total result secured our client's medical care initially, provided significant financial resources going forward, and protected his ability to obtain medical care in the future.  

I thoroughly enjoyed helping Richard through his long road to recovery.  I took great satisfaction when I recently spoke with him again and learned his continues to prosper.  

Practice area(s): Workers Compensation

Court: North Carolina Industrial Commission (Midland, North Carolina)

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