$350,000 Settlement – Workers’ Compensation & Car Accident
Attorney: Christopher Brantley
Our client was a traveling nurse who suffered severe orthopedic injuries in a rollover car accident, including spinal burst fractures, bilateral ankle fractures, knee fractures, cervical stenosis, and radiculopathy. She underwent emergency surgery with open reduction and external fixation of bilateral ankle fractures, knee surgery, cervical, thoracic and lumbar fusion surgeries.
Our client was paid temporary total disability benefits during the healing period. All medical bills were paid. She successfully returned to work with a different employer at higher wages.
Attorney Christopher Brantley demanded an Independent Medical Evaluation and was able to secure substantial disability ratings for the client’s multiple injuries. Defendants refused to acknowledge the ratings at which point, we filed for a hearing to compel payment of ratings.
The claim settled prior to hearing for $350,000 and waiver of a substantial overpayment made by the carrier.