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Workers’ Compensation Settlements

This is selection of noteworthy settlements we've obtained for our clients.

  • Workers’ Compensation – Construction Worker Injury – Roofing Injury – Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) – Paraplegia – Attendant Care – Housing Modifications

    $2,700,000.00 recovered on behalf of a gentleman (plaintiff/client) rendered paraplegic when he fell from a roof, fracturing his spine.  The client needed attendant care, housing modifications, and handicap-accessible transportation.  This settlement was reached after representing the client for over ten years.

  • Workers’ Compensation – Construction Worker Injury – Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) – Quadriplegia – Attendant Care

    $2,500,000.00 recovered on behalf of a construction worker (plaintiff/client) from Texas who was paralyzed following a fall from a construction site roof in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  Despite being unable to care for himself, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier refused to pay the client’s wife for the 24-hours per day of attendant care she unexpectedly had to provide for her husband.  After a hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the case settled.

  • Workers’ Compensation – Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Professional – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Orthopedic Injuries

    $2,250,000.00 recovered on behalf of an HVAC technician (plaintiff/client) who fell through an unmarked skylight on the roof of a building, resulting in a brain injury and orthopedic injuries.  A number of experts were retained in order to pursue the client’s claim aggressively, including accident reconstructionists, roofing experts, a life care planner, and an economist.  The case settled following a hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

  • Workers’ Compensation – Registered Nurse – Neck Injury – Chronic Pain – Attendant Care

    $2,100,000.00 recovered on behalf of a registered nurse (plaintiff/client) injured at work when a patient attacked her.  The client sustained a neck injury requiring surgery and developed chronic pain as a result of the injury.  Due to her chronic pain, the client needed attendant care requiring her husband to quit work to care for her.  The workers’ compensation insurance carrier refused to pay for the recommended and necessary care to the client.  A hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission resulted in a successful decision.  However, the case settled while on appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

  • Worker’s Compensation –- Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Professional – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) – Attendant Care

    $1,750,000.00 recovered for a 45-year-old HVAC employee (plaintiff/client) who suffered a shoulder injury and later developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), rendering the client unable to care for himself.  As a result, the client’s wife began caring for him at home (also known as “attendant care”).  The issues of payment to the client’s wife for the attendant care provided to the client, as well as the client’s entitlement to home modifications and vehicle modifications were litigated before the North Carolina Industrial Commission.  The case settled at hearing.

  • Workers’ Compensation – Construction Worker Injury – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Construction Accident

    $1,600,000.00 recovered for a construction worker (plaintiff/client) from Virginia after an overhead crane dropped construction material on the client at a North Carolina construction site.  The client sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result.  Lawsuits were filed against the operator of the crane, the general contractor, and several subcontractors.  After 40 depositions in preparation for hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the case settled.

  • Worker’s Compensation – Heating Ventilation & Airconditioning (HVAC) Professional – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Attendant Care

    $1,425,000.00 recovered for an HVAC technician (plaintiff/client) from South Carolina after he sustained a brain injury while working on a North Carolina job site.  The client’s injuries necessitated daily supervision, requiring his wife to quit her job to provide attendant care.  The workers’ compensation insurance carrier refused to pay the client’s wife for the attendant care provided.  A hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission resulted in a favorable award.  Ultimately, the case settled while on appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

  • Workers’ Compensation - Attendant Care – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    $1,100,000.00 recovered on behalf of a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury in 1991 and required 24-hour per day attendant care thereafter.  Following his injury, the client could not care for himself because of memory, speech, and other cognitive problems.  The client’s wife provided all of his attendant care needs.  Before receiving this case, another attorney inexperienced in workers’ compensation claims represented this client from 1991 to 2008.  The client’s wife did not receive any compensation for the attendant care she provided to the client form 1991 to 2008, a period of 17 years.  In 2008, Mr. Anderson was retained, and he immediately sought reimbursement for the attendant care provided by the client’s wife.  A hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission resulted in a favorable award.  The workers’ compensation insurance carrier settled the case during the appeal before The North Carolina Court of Appeals.