Case Results

Workers' Compensation: $85,000 For Back Injury

August 2010

Deborah was working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) when she sustained a back injury in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The insurance company denied the compensability of her accident, refusing to provide medical treatment or weekly benefits while she recovered from her injury.  Deborah is a single parent of two children; she was facing a serious crisis.  She could not work due to her injury; Yet, the Defendants would not pay her the proper compensation.  I gladly took Deborah's case to trial.  We successfully obtained all the benefits Deborah was owed.  

Deborah unfortunately suffered a serious injury, which took quite a while to treat.  I had to continually fight the insurance company to obtain her proper medical care over the course of numerous years.  During this period, I also forced the Defendants to pay Deborah proper weekly compensation (TTD benefits).  Once our client was fully recovered, I negotiated a very favorable resolution to her case for an additional $85,000 lump sum.  This was a very satisfying case: we were able to help Deborah in a true time of need and force the insurance company to pay the proper benefits.  

Practice area(s): Workers Compensation

Court: North Carolina Industrial Commission (Charlotte, NC)

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