Settlements

When it comes to hiring a lawyer to help you with your work-related injury, two of the most important factors to consider are experience and results. We pride ourselves on negotiating outstanding settlements for clients who have workers’ compensation claims in metro Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia. Contact our office to arrange for your free consultation today.

THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF SOME OF THE SETTLEMENTS WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED FOR OUR CLIENTS:

Quadriplegic Settlements

  • Settlement of $2.95 million
    39-year-old female truck driver rendered a quadriplegic when her load shifted and materials struck her neck.
  • Settlement of $2.7 million plus the purchase of an accessible home.
    30-year-old male construction worker rendered a quadriplegic when he was electrocuted and fell.
  • Settlement of $2 million plus housing modifications.
    40-year-old male mover paralyzed when a crate fell on his neck.
  • Settlement of $2 million plus the purchase of an accessible home.
    31-year-old female sales representative paralyzed in a work-related automobile accident.

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Paraplegic Settlements

  • Settlement of $2.4 million.
    32-year-old male route driver paralyzed in a work-related automobile accident.
  • Settlement of $1.78 million (inclusive of the MSA).
    51-year-old construction worker rendered a Paraplegic when he fell at residential construction site.
  • Settlement of $1.2 million.
    54-year-old male maintenance mechanic rendered a paraplegic when he was crushed by steel beams.
  • Settlement of $1.2 Million.
    29-year-old machine operator paralyzed when his upper body was crushed by arm of machine.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

  • Traumatic Brain Injury – Settlement of $2.375 million.
    42-year-old loader/unloader suffered traumatic brain injury, vision loss, and multiple orthopedic injuries in motor vehicle accident.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – Settlement of $2.2 million.
    55-year-old male construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, and paralyzed vocal cords when a bridge collapsed.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – Settlement of $650,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $264,000).
    55-year-old casting operator suffered traumatic brain injury when an aluminum oven exploded.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – Settlement of $625,000.
    31-year-old male construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – Settlement of $400,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $27,500).
    63-year-old engineer assaulted by co-worker suffered traumatic brain injury with cognitive deficits, hearing loss and fractured jaw.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury  Settlement of $325,000 plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $376,000.
    37-year-old paramedic assaulted by combative patient suffered traumatic brain injury and PTSD.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – Settlement of $315,000 (plus funding of an MSA – amount to be determined).
    47-year-old plumber suffered a traumatic brain injury after a fall from a ladder onto concrete floor.
  • Mild traumatic brain injury and injuries to neck, low back, shoulder and both wrists – Settlement of $250,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $420,000).
    54-year-old press operator struck by 1200 pound piece of aluminum.
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome with Cognitive Disorder – Settlement of $300,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $226,000).
    48-year-old plumber fell from ladder onto concrete floor resulting in cognitive disorder, balance issues, headaches, bilateral knee injuries and hip injury.

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Neck & Back Injuries

  • Failed Back Surgery/Cauda Equina Syndrome – Settlement of $1.1 million (inclusive of the MSA).
    38-year-old home health nurse seriously injured in motor vehicle accident.
  • Closed Head and Cervical Spine Injuries – Settlement of $550,000.
    28-year-old salesperson struck in head by pole.
  • Neck and Back Injuries – Settlement of $485,000.
    37-year-old male foreman with multiple herniated cervical and lumbar discs and chronic neck and back pain after backhoe flipped over.
  • Neck and Dental Injuries – Settlement of $300,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $581,000).
    66-year-old store manager underwent two cervical fusions and extensive dental work after being struck by falling cabinet.
  • Back Injury with Multiple Surgeries – Settlement of $265,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $57,000).
    50-year-old production worker underwent two failed back surgeries after lifting tray of rubber.
  • Back Injury/Chronic Pain – Settlement of $265,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $588,000).
    32-year-old cable installer technician fell off a ladder and underwent two back surgeries including lumbar fusion and implantation of Spinal Cord Stimulator.
  • Mild traumatic brain injury and injuries to neck, low back, shoulder and both wrists – Settlement of $250,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $420,000).
    54-year-old press operator struck by 1200 pound piece of aluminum.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries/Crush Injury to Foot – Settlement of $235,000.
    51-year-old male distribution worker suffered multiple injuries in a forklift accident.
  • Neck, Low Back and Hip Injuries – Settlement of $215,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $281,000).
    56-year-old land surveyor injured in motor vehicle accident.
  • Back and Hip Injuries – Settlement of $215,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $185,000).
    42-year-old county official suffered severe injuries after performing heavy lifting and underwent multiple surgeries.
  • Back Injury – Settlement of $210,000 (plus funding of an MSA In the amount of $204,000).
    53-year-old truck driver underwent multiple back surgeries after his foot slipped while cranking a dolly on his trailer.
  • Neck, Low Back and Lower Extremity Injuries – Settlement of $195,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $238,000).
    57-year-old home health nurse injured when crushed between two vehicles.
  • Back Injury – Settlement of $200,000.
    46-year-old female merchandiser for a soft drink company injured her back lifting products.
  • Back Injury – Settlement of $187,500.
    43-year-old female flight attendant severely injured her back because of turbulence during a flight.
  • Back Injury – Settlement of $185,000.
    60-year-old male engineer injured his back while attempting to repair a production line.
  • Neck, Shoulder and Back Injuries – Settlement of $180,000.
    51-year-old male machine operator with neck and back injuries.
  • Back Injury – Settlement of $175,000 plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $129,000.
    50-year-old inserter operator underwent lumbar laminectomy and fusion after stacking heavy boxes on the job.
  • Neck, Low Back and Knee Injuries – Settlement of $175,000.
    48-year-old forklift driver underwent cervical fusion and knee surgery after his forklift was struck from behind by another driver.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries -Settlement of $140,000.
    42-year-old male driver injured neck and shoulder unloading truck.
  • Back Injury with Urological Complications – Settlement of $135,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $386,000).
    43-year-old managed care specialist who had failed back surgery after lifting a box of copy paper.
  • Knee, Shoulder and Back Injuries – Settlement of $136,000.
    69-year-old male maintenance technician fell off a ladder and injured his knee, shoulder and lower back.
  • Shoulder, Knee and Back Injuries – Settlement of $134,000.
    39-year-old male power company worker injured his shoulder, knee and back in a fall from a power pole.
  • Back Injury Settlement of $122,000.
    52-year-old male electrician injured his low back when he slipped and fell off a ladder.
  • Neck Injury – Settlement of $120,000 (plus funding of $116,000 for MSA).
    57-year-old pharmacy tech with previous cervical fusions underwent additional cervical fusion after reaching for product on overhead shelf.
  • Back Injury – Settlement of $100,000.
    38-year old female flight attendant underwent lumbar fusion after trying to stow a jump seat on a plane.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries – Settlement of $92,500.
    46-year-old female assembler sustained neck and shoulder injuries as a result of performing repetitive overhead work.
  • Neck Injury  Settlement of $92,000.
    57-year-old male forklift operator injured his neck and lower back when he slipped and fell between two pallets.
  • Neck Injury – Settlement of $85,000.
    40-year-old female general manager of store suffered neck injury after putting up overhead signs.
  • Back Injury – Settlement of $80,000.
    21-year-old male helper in flooring installed suffered non-surgical back injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

  • Foot and Ankle Injury – Settlement of $975,000.00
    48-year-old customer service agent developed CRPS after rolling her right foot and ankle.
  • Injuries to Multiple Body Parts – Settlement of $700,000.
    65-year-old female office manager suffered a crushed foot with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a rotator cuff tear, fractures of her femur and knees in a work-related car accident.
  • Back Injury – Settlement of $650,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $309,000).
    52-year-old bakery manager suffered low back injury after performing heavy lifting and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome following two failed surgeries.
  • Back and Foot Injury – Settlement of $550,000.
    51-year-old male electrician suffered injuries to his lower back and foot. Foot injury later diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after fall from a ladder.
  • Elbow Injury – Settlement of $250,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $555,000).
    37-year-old catering assistant suffered an elbow injury after unloading a push cart. Injury later developed into Complex Regional Pain Syndrome that spread to multiple extremities.
  • Shouldery Injury – Settlement of $250,000 (plus funding of an MSA).
    58-year-old female nurse fell, underwent shoulder surgery and was later diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/RSD.
  • Hand Injury – Settlement of $240,000.
    45-year-old technician diagnosed with CRPS after crush injury when non-dominant hand was caught in a machine.
  • Shoulder Injury – Settlement of $225,000 with lifetime open medical.
    41-year-old male manufacturing technician injured shoulder lifting heavy tires. He developed CRPS after undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • Shoulder, Knee, Hand and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of Lower Extremity Settlement of $212,500.
    57-year-old underwriter tripped and fell over cord at work.
  • Shoulder Injury/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Settlement of $200,000.
    30-year-old veterinary technician’s shoulder was severely injured when she attempted to restrain a large dog. Shoulder surgery was performed and she was later diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Finger Injury – Settlement of $190,000.
    36-year-old fabrication worker diagnosed with CRPS after crush injury when non-dominant finger was caught in a machine.
  • Foot Injury – Settlement of $175,000
    33 – year-old construction worker underwent multiple foot surgeries and developed CRPS after falling from a scaffold.

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Amputations

  • Traumatic Below-the-Knee Amputation – Settlement of $775,000.
    31 year-old package handler suffered a traumatic amputation as a result of crush injury with a lift. We were able to obtain a settlement nearly 12 times the amount of the injured worker’s prior attorney in only a few short months after taking over the case.
  • Arm Amputation – Settlement of $703,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $388,000).
    38 year-old-male mechanic’s trainee got arm caught in machine.
  • Traumatic Below-the-Knee Amputation – Settlement of $525,000.
    39-year-old fabricator suffered a traumatic amputation as a result of work related motor vehicle accident.
  • Amputation of Multiple Toes  – Settlement of $380,000.
    51-year old construction laborer who suffered crush injury to his foot.
  • Trauma to Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, Hips, Feet and Legs including Above-The-Knee Amputation – Settlement of $380,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $305,000).
    46-year-old utility contractor involved in head-on motor vehicle collision.
  • Amputation Injury – Below the Knee – Settlement of $320,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $138,000).
    53-year-old male engineer suffered crush injury when his foot and ankle were trapped between a forklift and a pile of steel.
  • Above-the-Knee Amputation and Back Injury Settlement of $315,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $1,120,000).
    1-year-old drill press operator who underwent lumbar fusion and above-the-knee amputation surgery after pulling heavy boxes of parts.
  • Leg Amputation – Settlement of $275,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $605,000).
    56-year-old ramp supervisor who suffered crush injury with belowthe-knee amputation.

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Burn Injuries

  • Burn – Settlement of $400,000 plus lifetime medical.
    34-year-old electrician suffered second and third degree burns when machine caught on fire and exploded. Lifetime medical is very unusual, but deserved.
  • Chemical Burns – Settlement of $110,000.
    50-year-old male maintenance worker suffered chemical burns to both of his hands.

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Crush Injuries

  • Crush Injury to Lower Extremities – Settlement of $320,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $417,000).
    56-year-old delivery driver underwent multiple extensive surgeries after being struck by a tractor that fell off vehicle traveling in front of him.
  • Crush Injury to Hand/PTSD – Settlement of $250,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $373,000).
    58-year-old machinist whose non-dominant arm was caught in a machine.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries/Crush Injury to Foot – Settlement of $235,000.
    51-year-old male distribution worker suffered multiple injuries in a forklift accident.
  • Crush Injury – Settlement of $215,000.
    32-year-old machine operator suffered crush injury and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after hand got caught in a machine.
  • Crush Injury – Settlement of $205,000.
    51-year-old ramp agent suffered crush injury and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after foot was run over by a tug.
  • Crush Injury – Settlement of $200,000 (plus finding of an MSA in the amount of $79,000).
    61-year-old machinist suffered crush injury when metal table fell and struck his leg.
  • Bilateral lower extremity crush injuries, tibia fractures and kidney injury – Settlement of $200,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $204,000).
    63-year-old route driver crushed pinned between pallets and forklift.
  • Crush InjurySettlement of $212,500.
    25-year-old male press operator crushed his dominant hand when it was caught in a roller.
  • Crush Injury/CRPS – Settlement of $175,000.
    33-year-old construction worker underwent multiple foot surgeries and developed CRPS after falling from a scaffold.
  • Crush Injury – Settlement of $175,000.
    46-year-old granite cutter underwent multiple hand surgeries after attachment on angle grinder exploded.
  • Crush Injury – Settlement of $137,500.
    43-year-old male cabinet maker suffered a crush injury to multiple fingers on one hand while using a table saw.
  • Crush Injury – Settlement of $125,000.
    32-year-old male forklift operator crushed his foot.
  • Pelvic Fracture and Crush Injury – Settlement of $115,000.
    48-year-old female baggage handler for a major airline fractured her pelvis when she was crushed between a concrete pillar on a loading dock and a baggage truck.

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Shoulder, Arm and Wrist Injuries

  • Wrist/Radial Nerve Injury/Shoulder Injury – Settlement of $225,000 plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $154,000.
    67-year-old nurse who tripped and fell at work resulting in multiple surgeries to arm.
  • Elbow Injury – Settlement of $225,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $51,000).
    62-year-old car salesman with multiple elbow surgeries including total elbow arthroplasty.
  • Cervical Spine Injury – Settlement of $250,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $23,800).
    54-year-old loss prevention manager underwent cervical fusion after moving fencing from store aisle.
  • Back Injury with Urological Complications – Settlement of $235,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $1,000,000).
    39-year-old delivery driver who had back surgery after his truck hydroplaned and flipped over.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries/Crush Injury to Foot – Settlement of $235,000.
    51-year-old male distribution worker suffered multiple injuries in a forklift accident.
  • Back and Knee Injuries – Settlement of $225,000
    48-year-old LPN suffered back injury and torn meniscus after falling on job. Underwent knee surgery and two back surgeries. Contracted MRSA after first back surgery.
  • Shoulder Injury/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Settlement of $200,000.
    30-year-old veterinary technician’s shoulder was severely injured when she attempted to restrain a large dog. Shoulder surgery was performed and she was later diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Neck, Low Back and Hip Injuries – Settlement of $215,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $281,000).
    56-year-old land surveyor injured in motor vehicle accident.
  • Shoulder, Knee, Hand and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of Lower Extremity – Settlement of $212,500.
    57-year-old underwriter tripped and fell over cord at work.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy – Settlement of $198,000.
    46-year-old female office manager whose job required extensive computer work developed RSD after first being diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Bilateral Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel Releases – Settlement of $190,000 plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $50,000.
    58-year-old budget analyst underwent multiple bilateral hand surgeries as a result of her highly repetitive job duties.
  • Shoulder and Knee Injuries and Closed Head Injury – Settlement of $185,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $85,575).
    58-year-old female training officer suffered traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, tibia, fibula and pelvic fractures and bilateral foot injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
  • Neck, Shoulder and Back Injuries – Settlement of $180,000.
    51-year-old male machine operator with neck and back injuries.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries – Settlement of $140,000.
    42-year-old male driver injured neck and shoulder unloading truck.
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries – Settlement of $140,000.
    61-year-old banquet manager tore biceps tendons in both arms lifting banquet table.
  • Knee, Shoulder and Back Injuries – Settlement of $136,000.
    69-year-old male maintenance technician fell off a ladder and injured his knee, shoulder and lower back.
  • Shoulder, Wrist and Elbow injuries – Settlement of $135,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $22,000).
    69-year-old bus driver stabbed in arm by passenger underwent multiple elbow and shoulder surgeries.
  • Shoulder, Knee and Back Injuries – Settlement of $134,000.
    39-year-old male power company worker injured his shoulder, knee and back in a fall from a power pole.
  • Shoulder Injury – Settlement of $100,000.
    53-year-old male correctional officer injured his shoulder moving a heavy parking lot gate.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries Settlement of $92,500.
    46-year-old female assembler sustained neck and shoulder injuries as a result of performing repetitive overhead work.
  • Shoulder Injury and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Settlement of $84,000.
    61-year-old female stockroom worker suffered a rotator cuff tear and carpal tunnel syndrome when she was struck by falling merchandise.
  • Shoulder and Hand Injuries – settlement of $70,000.
    36-year-old cabinet-maker had multiple surgeries after injuring both shoulders and developing carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive use of upper extremities.
  • Shoulder and Hand Injuries – settlement of $70,000.
    36-year-old cabinet-maker had multiple surgeries after injuring both shoulders and developing carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive use of upper extremities.

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Knee, Leg & Hip Injuries

  • Bilateral lower extremity crush injuries, tibia fractures and kidney injury – Settlement of $200,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $204,000).
    63-year-old route driver crushed pinned between pallets and forklift.
  • Knee Injury – Settlement of $225,000.
    42-year-old female deputy sheriff injured knee after fall on stadium bleachers.
  • Neck, Low Back and Hip Injuries – Settlement of $215,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $281,000).
    56-year-old land surveyor injured in motor vehicle accident..
  • Injuries to Multiple Body Parts – Settlement of $700,000.
    65-year-old female office manager suffered a crushed foot with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a rotator cuff tear, fractures of her femur and knees in a work-related car accident.
  • Shoulder, Knee, Hand and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of Lower Extremity – Settlement of $212,500.
    57-year-old underwriter tripped and fell over cord at work.
  • Knee Injury – Settlement of $210,000.
    63-year-old female secretary injured her knee when an elevator she was riding in dropped suddenly and threw her to the floor.
  • Shoulder and Knee Injuries and Closed Head Injury – Settlement of $185,000 (plus funding of an MSA in the amount of $85,575).
    58-year-old female training officer suffered traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, tibia, fibula and pelvic fractures and bilateral foot injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
  • Neck, Low Back and Knee Injuries – Settlement of $175,000.
    48-year-old forklift driver underwent cervical fusion and knee surgery after his forklift was struck from behind by another driver.
  • Knee Injuries – Settlement of $137,500.
    61-year-old female teacher suffered knee injuries when she slipped and fell at work.
  • Knee, Shoulder and Back Injuries  Settlement of $136,000.
    69-year-old male maintenance technician fell off a ladder and injured his knee, shoulder and lower back.
  • Ankle Injury – Settlement of $115,000.
    51-year-old female registered nurse fell and sustained a severe ankle injury.
  • Knee Injury – Settlement of $100,000.
    25-year-old male construction worker fell from stilts while installing drywall and sustained a complex fracture of the kneecap.
  • Knee Injury – Settlement of $92,500.
    46-year-old male short haul driver suffered a knee injury when he fell on a loading dock.
  • Ankle Injury – Settlement of $80,000.
    33-year-old female election voting logistics technician underwent open reduction internal fixation of ankle after falling down stairs.
  • Ankle Injury – Settlement of $68,500.
    65-year-old female supermarket employee sustained an ankle injury when she slipped and fell.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Injuries

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Settlement of $115,000.
    54-year-old female office worker developed bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome after performing extensive computer work.
  • Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Settlement of $90,000.
    61-year-old female legal secretary developed bilateral carpal tunnel from repetitive work.
  • Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Settlement of $75,000.
    46-year-old female claims specialist developed bilateral carpal tunnel from repetitive work.
  • Shoulder Injury and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Settlement of $84,000.
    61-year-old female stockroom worker suffered a rotator cuff tear and carpal tunnel syndrome when she was struck by falling merchandise.

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Other Injuries

  • Thoracic Decompression and Laminectomy Surgery – Settlement of $200,000.
    44-year-old steel worker fell backwards while holding 100 pounds of steel suffered motor and sensory deficits.
  • Fractured Skull, Broken Pelvis, and Hearing Loss – Settlement of $180,000.
    60-year-old male concrete laborer suffered multiple injuries when he fell off a ladder.
  • Pelvic Fracture and Crush Injury – Settlement of $115,000.
    48-year-old female baggage handler for a major airline fractured her pelvis when she was crushed between a concrete pillar on a loading dock and a baggage truck.
  • Eye Injury – Settlement of $90,000.
    37-year-old nightclub bouncer suffered a detached retina while trying to break up a fight.

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