The following are examples of the fantastic settlement results we have been able to obtain for our clients:
Additionally able to get the injured worker housing, a modified vehicle and attendant care. All of these benefits were fought for and provided to the injured worker before their settlement. Also worked with the injured worker to obtain a number of prosthetics from workers’ compensation which allowed to ambulate and gave him the ability to return to a more normal life. After obtaining all of these benefits, they were able to settle the case for the loss of the leg for $1 million.
Got involved and was able to get the client to an orthopedic specialist who, through proper diagnostic testing, was able to identify that the injured worker had indeed torn their ACL. At this point, the injured worker was taken out of work by the authorized treating physician and weekly indemnity checks began to be received by the injured worker. Additionally, the authorized treating physician asked for a second opinion on the injured worker’s knee because he was concerned that there was additional damage to the injured knee that the MRI was not clearly showing. This second opinion resulted in a recommendation for a total knee replacement.
The insurance company refused to even consider a total knee replacement, and the case was placed in litigation. Despite the insurance company seeking to discredit their own doctors, they were able to clearly demonstrate that the injured worker’s knee injury and need for a total knee replacement was the result of their on the job injury and he was able to procure a $150,000.00 for the injured worker.
The injured worker then underwent a microdiscectomy of L3-4 level along with the implementation of a bone growth stimulator in their back. When this did not provide the injured worker with relief, he subsequently had a second back surgery. This surgery involved a lumbar decompression with revision microdiscectomy and a fusion at the L3-4 level. The injured worker did not have to pay for any co-pays or any other charges related to his medical treatment.
After the injured worker’s back had healed and after months of physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around his injury, Karen was able to procure a settlement for $126,000.00 for the injured worker.
The injured worker remained in pain and hired Mr. Gerber who was able to get the client in to see a proper orthopedic doctor. After many diagnostic tests, including an MRI, it was determined that the injured worker had an ACL tear and patella injury which would require surgery. Gerber was able to ensure that the injured worker received indemnity benefits while they were out of work and got them a $105,000 settlement for their knee injury.
When an individual is hurt on the job, the workers’ compensation insurance company must pay for emergency treatment if the case is determined to be accepted. This does not always mean that they do, or that medical providers will accept payment by workers’ compensation insurance. Natalie got involved in the case and resolved all the issues regarding the medical bills so the injured worker did not have to pay anything out of pocket for any medical visit with an authorized provider.
The injured worker’s fractured foot took over six months to heal. When the injured worker began to feel better after intensive treatment and physical therapy, Natalie was able to obtain a large settlement for them.
Please note that the settlement value of each case is different and the unique facts and circumstances in each case will determine the final outcome. The settlements listed above are ILLUSTRATIVE OR EXAMPLES of results that Gerber & Holder Attorneys at Law has achieved for past clients.
Fill out a contact form or give us a call and we’ll be in touch with you shortly to get more details about your case. The Georgia statute of limitations requires injured workers to file a workers’ compensation claim within 1 year from date of injury (not 2 years like most other personal injury claims). After this period, your chance to receive financial reimbursement may expire. Even waiting a month to file a claim could seriously impact your benefits.