Construction can be a tremendously dangerous industry, even at the best of times. Between falls from great heights, heavy machinery, and falling debris, accidents that occur are likely to result in catastrophic injuries. Recently, our lead attorney Arinda Brooks represented a client injured on a construction site when a stack of metal staging collapsed, knocking him to the ground. The construction worker suffered damage to his shoulder, arm, elbow, and hand.
He was initially treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he underwent surgery and a course of physical therapy. Unfortunately, his treatment would not end there as his condition failed to improve. He sought a second opinion at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where he underwent two more surgeries. Again, the measures failed to correct his now substantially disfigured right hand.
The surgeries would continue. He had two more operations in 2012 and 2013 respectively to treat injuries to his shoulder. After a long, stressful, and pain filled road (and despite the numerous operations and course of therapy), the claimant failed to make a full recovery.
The worker then filed for permanent disability benefits and the case would head into the courtroom. The insurer argued against the worker’s claim that he was no longer able to perform any type of work. However, before a February hearing could take place, the parties reached a settlement in lieu of awarding benefits. For her client’s damages, Attorney Brooks secured a $900,000 settlement.
Whether you work in an insurance office or in construction, if you have suffered an injury on the job, the legal team at Brooks Law can help you get the money you deserve. Our Medford workers’ compensation attorney is backed by years of legal experience and possesses an exceptional reputation for providing effective client service. If you have questions about the specifics of your case, we invite you to contact our firm and tell us about your accident.
Call (888) 558-0622 to schedule your free consultation today.