Workers’ Compensation Cases

Orlando Workers’ Compensation Settlements and Trial Awards

2017 Orlando Workers’ Comp Trial Award of Compensability

The injured worker tripped over loose bricks on the path between her assigned parking spot off-premises and the library at which she worked. She was on her way in to begin her day. The injured employee had planned on dropping off some items, checking her computer for the day’s itinerary and then leaving to go on a personal walk.
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2017 Orlando Workers’ Comp PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY ORDER in excess of $600,000 present value

A 58 year old A/C technician fell off of a loading dock approximately 6 feet and landed on his back and buttocks. He herniated a disk at the L3 4 level with severe radicular pain. The initial orthopedic doctor referred him to pain management and subsequently Vaughan Law Group was able to obtain a one-time change of doctors to a pain management doctor of our choice.
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2016 Workers’ Comp Trial Award of Medical Care

This Orlando Workers’ Compensation case involved a case worker for a local law enforcement agency. This lady injured her spine while carrying out her duties. She came under the care of a doctor picked by the Workers’ Compensation insurance company who became very dismissive of this ladies complaints. Through Workers’ Compensation attorney, Vaughan Law Group, the Client exercised her statutory right to a one-time change of doctors. The employer and their insurance company did not timely respond to that request thereby giving the client the right to choose a doctor herself.
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2016 Permanent Total Disability and Fraud Trial- $273,000 Present Value

Client is a 54 year old relatively illiterate worker. He sustained a low back injury and when released to go back to work with restrictions the Employer sent him to do volunteer work at a few local agencies. Eventually restrictions were decreased and the Employer, at the behest of the Workers’ Compensation insurance company, took him back to work. However the “work” was determined by the Judge of Compensation Claims to be sheltered employment.
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$300,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement with Medical Care Left Open

This Orlando venue case involves a 47 year old welder who suffered a herniated disc in the neck and underwent a laminectomy and fusion. Following the surgical procedure and a period of recuperation, this client returned to his employer and continued to work for seven years.
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Permanent Total Disability Trial Award $400,000

Permanent Total Disability Trial Award $400,000
2016 – This Volusia County bus driver, with a significant pre-existing knee injury that had required major surgery, reinjured the same knee while entering her bus to begin her work day. Workers’ Compensation authorized medical treatment for this accident that occurred in December 2014.
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Settlement for Undocumented Worker $200,000

2016 – After litigating the compensability of this injured worker’s case (fell off a roof and sustained a thoracic fracture) the Workers’ Comp insurance company paid for all past medical care and began paying disability benefits.
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Orlando Workers’ Compensation Trial Award for Continuing Medical Care

2015 – In May of 2008 this injured worker sustained an on-the-job injury resulting in a herniated disc at the L5-S1 level. Surgery was recommended by this authorized orthopedist but this injured worker wanted to defer surgery as long as possible.
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Orlando Workers’ Compensation Trial Award for Indemnity and Medical Benefits

2015 – This injured worker was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident in June 2014. He was the passenger in the “sleeper berth” of a semi-tractor truck that was broadsided by another vehicle and rolled over. This gentleman suffered head, leg and shoulder injuries. When he attempted to return to work, the Employer terminated him for a ticket that he received in utilizing a hand held GPS device to assist him in locating a store where he was to deliver product.
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Orlando Workers’ Compensation Trial Award for Medical Care

2015 – The injured worker sustained a compensable shoulder injury that led to multiple surgical procedures, including transfer to the Mayo Clinic for a reverse shoulder procedure. However, during the years of treatment since the date of accident (2010) the injured worker had noted neck and head symptoms to both his physician and physical therapist. The employer and their insurance company ignored these complaints and claimed that the injured worker never voiced any complaints.
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Orlando Permanent Total Disability Trial Award – $765,000

2015 – After over a year of litigation, this gentleman proceeded to trial and was awarded Permanent Total Disability benefits. When reduced to present value, the monetary value of case is over $765,000 PLUS all of his future medical care which may include further back surgery.
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Orlando Workers’ Compensation Trial Award of Permanent Total Disability Benefits ($100,000 estimated value)

December 2014 – The injured worker in this Workers’ Compensation case is a 52 year old Hispanic male with limited English speaking and writing skills. Following his on-the-job accident with the employer, the injured worker was terminated in 2012. He subsequently obtained another job for a period of time but lost that job due to the injuries he sustained in his Workers’ Comp accident. From that point forward (May 2012) until the date of trial, this gentleman contacted in excess of 500 potential employers looking for work. He received no offers of employment.
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Orlando Workers’ Compensation Trial Award Over $250,000

2014 Orlando District Trial Award of Permanent Total Disability Over $250,000
A 68 year old Hispanic gentleman who does not speak English won his trial for Permanent Total Disability benefits. This gentleman had shoulder and hand injuries from two accidents with the same employer. The employer placed surveillance on this injured worker and attempted to convince the Judge that the injured worker was capable of employment.
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$400,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement in Sarasota District – 2014

This Workers’ Compensation case stemmed from a 2001 date of accident. In 2004 a trial was held wherein the injured employee was awarded Permanent and Total Disability benefits. Weekly payments were made to the insured worker, as well as his on-going medical expenses, through October 2014.
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$300,000 Workers’ Compensation settlement in Orlando district

This workers’ compensation case in the Orlando district was litigated heavily on behalf of a 35 year old young man who sustained a low back injury in a workers’ compensation accident. Following surgery and a period of unsuccessful job searching, the workers’ comp insurance company accepted this gentleman as permanently and totally disabled just prior to going to trial.
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$167,000 Workers’ Comp settlement in Orlando district

After filing a claim in the Orlando district for permanent total claim disability, and after litigation of the claim, the workers’ comp insurance company settled this 50 year old Spanish speaking gentleman’s case for $167,000. This gentleman had embarked on a lengthy and unsuccessful job search and the insurance company, consequently, was fearful of going to trial and having the judge of compensation claims award permanent and total disability benefits. This particular injured worker had been without income for close to a year and felt compelled to settle his case.
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Polk County Workers’ Compensation Trial Award Approximately $500,000– 2013

Following a lengthy trial, the Judge of Compensation Claims in Polk County, Florida (Lakeland) found this 63-year-old gentleman, with 40-50 pound restrictions, to be permanently totally disabled. The judge’s award was on July 24th, 2013. However, the injured worker was awarded permanent total benefits going back to July 1st, 2011 with penalties and interest. Even though this gentleman had graduated community college and had worked as a firefighter for a number of years, he had been employed in a fruit processing facility for about 18 years prior to his industrial accident.
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Lake Mary Workers’ Compensation Trial Award Over $1,000,000- 2012

In 2008, this female injured worker was severely injured when she was working for a nursing home. She injured her cervical spine and right shoulder. The Judge was presented evidence of the severity of this lady’s medical condition along with testimony from a vocational expert. When this information was considered in its totality, the Judge found that this injured worker was unable to return to gainful employment, and aw…
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Brevard County Workers’ Compensation Trial Award Over $500,000 – 2012

In February, 2012, the Judge of Compensation Claims awarded Permanent Total Disability benefits to the injured worker at the end of trial. The Judge agreed that the injured worker’s back injury led to extreme pain and a constant limp. When combined with his limited transferable skills in the workplace, these findings resulted in the claimant being unemployable. The Judge back-dated the award of Permanent Total disabilit…
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Daytona Beach Workers’ Compensation Settlement Approximately $500,000 – 2012

The claimant, a 50 year old with a low back injury was unable to become gainfully employed for a number of years following her 1999 date of accident. The Worker’s Compensation Insurance Company tried to blame her inability to find employment on numerous events and conditions unrelated to her accident. The insurance company used doctors that they had authorized to provide opinions against the injured worker. However, the a…
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Orlando Car Accident Workers’ Compensation Trial Award – 2011

Trial award of compensability and successful appeal:

This totally controverter claim stemmed from a motor vehicle/truck accident that the claimant suffered while working on the job. The Judge of Compensation Claim (JCC) found that, although the impact in the injured worker’s work related accident appeared minimal, the accident reconstruction expert hired by the Vaughan Law Group helped to prov…
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Daytona Beach Workers Compensation Trial Award – 2011

The Judge of Compensation Claims (JCC) awarded thousands of dollars of back due money to the injured worker and increased his Average Weekly Wage by hundreds of dollars. This increase may mean several hundred thousand dollars more to this individual over the life of his workers comp claim. The JCC also awarded a pain management doctor, an endocrinologist and an MRI – all to be provided and paid for by workers comp. (Dayto…
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Sarasota Workers’ Compensation Trial Award – 2010

Trial award of compensability and surgery:

This case involved depositions in multiple locations around the south east part of the country. The insurance company tried to blame the injured worker for fraud, thereby negating any future entitlement to loss wages and medical care. Among other needs, the claimant required major back surgery to repair herniated discs. The Judge of Compensation Cla…
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Orlando Workers Compensation Trial Award – 2010

The Judge of Compensation Claims (JCC) awarded compensability of, and future treatment for, a right shoulder injury. The workers comp employer (a local school board) refused to authorize treatment for the RIGHT shoulder because the initial accident and injury was just to the LEFT shoulder. Expert medical testimony convinced the JCC that the left shoulder was, in fact, injured due to over-use and compensating for the under…
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Marion County, FL Workers Compensation Trial Award – 2009

Trial Award of Benefits to Law Enforcement Officer (Sheriff’’s Deputy) employed 8 years who suffered an on-the-job heart attack. Following an extremely contested period of litigation, the Orlando Workers Compensation Attorneys at Vaughan Law Group, along with Co-Counsel, won an award of total compensability against the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and their Workers Compensation servicing agent. The Claimant was awarded …
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Orlando Workers Compensation $1,000,000 Settlement Award- 2009

$1,000,000.00 Settlement Award for an incomplete paraplegic who slipped and fell in a hotel room while on a business trip in California. This cash award was used to purchase an annuity that will pay the claimant approximately $2,000,000.00 over his life expectancy. During the pendency of the claim, the Orlando Workers Compensation Attorneys at Vaughan Law Group were able to secure attendant care benefits for this catastro…
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Orlando Workers Compensation (MRSA) Trial Award – 2009

Trial award of compensability of claim with Vaughan Law Groups client, a prison guard.While performing searching techniques, the client sustained a scratch or tear in the skin on her upper extremity. Subsequently she developed a rash and sores and ultimately contracted MRSA.

The claimant ran-up numerous and significant medical bills as well as lost wages and need for future treatment (to include plastic surgery). …
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Orlando Workers Compensation Settlement – 2008

2008 Worker’s Compensation Settlement $500,000.00 to injured worker involved in a motor vehicle / work related accident. The client was provided a structured settlement with these funds which produced an annuity that will pay the client over $1 Million dollars for his life expectancy.(District Orlando) …
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Orlando Workers Compensation Trial Award – 2008

Workers Compensation, 2008 – $2,000,000.00 award for a former Red Cross employee. This gentleman sustained cervical and lower back injuries that resulted in several surgical procedures. His condition gradually deteriorated, eventually leading to partial paraplegia. Consequently, Vaughan Law Group secured an assisted living facility in which the client was able to receive around-the-clock attendant care….
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Past Orlando Workers’ Compensation Trial Awards & Settlements – 2006

Below you will find some of our previous workers compensation settlements dating back to 2006. For more information or to schedule your free initial consultation please use the contact information available on this page.

2006 – Workers Compensation

a) 43 year old Permanent Total Disability trial award for a worker who suffer…
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