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$829,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement

$829K   |  Workers’ Compensation   |  March 24, 2015

Settlement: $829,000

Attorney: Christopher Brantley

Our client, a 50-year-old employee of a cellular tower company was struck by a falling tree while in the woods scouting locations for cell towers. He suffered severe head injuries with cognitive deficits, semi-paralysis on the left side of the body, and fractures to his left leg. Following the accident, he hired the workers’ comp attorneys at Riddle & Brantley to assist with pursuing maximum compensation in the case.

We determined there were significant issues regarding suitable handicapped housing and transportation payment for his wife’s assisted living services and appropriate rehabilitation and therapy. An extensive life care plan prepared by Brian Preston was useful in demonstrating the necessity and cost of future medical, house and assisted living services. Gary Albrecht calculated present value of future cost and adjusted for future inflation. Special damages for permanent disability were awarded in installments of $299/week. This resulted in a total payout of $1.7 million.


Have you suffered an injury in a workplace accident? You may qualify for workers’ comp benefits and the NC attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are ready to help however we can. Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim today.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.