The Hendon Law Firm Case Results

Below is a sample of settlements or trials obtained since 2008. These results are by way of example only and are not intended to create an expectation that similar results can be obtained in any particular case as all cases are fact specific.  Some of these cases were liability cases and some were workers' comp cases. In the workers' comp cases, the injured worker also received (in addition to the amount entered below) thousands of dollars of income and medical benefits for a long period prior to settling their case unless otherwise specified:

$2,800,000

$2,800,000 settlement was reached in this commercial liability case involving a death caused by an unsafe condition on the premises. This case was initially denied in its entirety but through litigation, evidence was developed that the company knew of the dangerous condition. The parties are confidential.

$2,425,000

$2,425,000 settlement was reached in this commercial premises liability case. The workers’ compensation bar had to be overcome in this case to yield this settlement. The parties are confidential.

$900,000

$900,000 settlement was reached in this workers’ comp claim for a right leg amputation. The workers’ comp carrier paid indemnity benefits and medical including prosthetics for years before this claim was settled. There is no claim for pain and suffering available in WC claims, so damages were limited.

$275,000

$275,000 settlement was reached for this automobile accident which was initially denied. The plaintiff suffered a displaced avulsion fracture of the left ischium tuberosity (sits bone) because of this accident.

$215,000

$215,000 settlement was reached in this liability case involving an arthroscopic shoulder surgery from an accident with a tractor trailer accident.

$375,000

$375,000 for a work related partial below the knee amputation of a 60-year-old worker. The workers’ comp carrier paid for years of indemnity benefits and medical including prosthetics before this claim was settled. There is no claim for pain and suffering available in WC claims so damages were limited.

$186,500

$186,500 for low back injury to a mechanic after he had received over one year of income benefits and medical treatment. There is no claim for pain and suffering available in WC claims so damages were limited

$175,000

$175,000 for an injured painter after years of benefits were paid for a left tibia fracture with knee complications. There is no claim for pain and suffering available in WC claims, so damages were limited.

$225,000

$225,000 settlement for this work injury resulting in a deep vein thrombosis which became a pulmonary embolism. After over three years of treatment and indemnity were paid for by the workers’ comp carrier, the workers’ comp carrier’s initial offer was $10,000. There is no claim for pain and suffering available in WC claims, so damages were limited.

$120,000

$120,000 settlement for a workers’ comp claim with an injury resulting from a fall from a twenty-foot-high platform. The employee suffered an L4 fracture with posterior pelvic syndrome including traumatic SI joint arthrosis. The workers’ comp carrier was made to pay income benefits during the disability period and surgery. There is no claim for pain and suffering available in WC claims.

$92,000

$92,000 settlement for a workers’ comp claim resulting 4-part humerus shoulder fracture dislocation requiring an open surgery with pins and screws. The workers’ comp carrier was made to pay medical and income benefits including the surgery. The workers’ comp carrier insisted $50,000 was all they would ever offer. There is no claim for pain and suffering available in WC claims.

$100,000

$100,000 settlement for a work-related injury after this employee fell from the third story of a home he was working on and breaking his left foot and ankle in four places. The case was not settled until the employee had his indemnity and medical and surgery benefits paid by the workers’ comp carrier for years. There is no claim for pain and suffering available for WC claims, so damages were limited.

$110,000

$110,000 settlement for a work-related injury from employee pulling a pallet resulting in a broad-based bulge extending into the left mid to lateral foramen at L3-4 and an L5-S1 disc protrusion. WC carrier paid for medical and indemnity benefits until the claim was settled. There is no claim for pain and suffering available for WC claims, so damages were limited.

$105,000

$105,000 settlement of a work-related neck injury of a tractor trailer driver who was rear-ended by a car. An additional $25,000 policy limits obtained from the auto liability carrier and an additional $60,000 policy limits was received from the uninsured motorist carrier for a total settlement of $190,000.