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.