A 59-year-old food service worker sustained a right shoulder injury that lead to arthroscopic surgery. The employer would not take her back to work after being released by her doctor and being assigned permanent work restrictions. Vaughan Law Group requested job searching assistance from W/C but they refused to help. The judge found that the client had put forth a good-faith job search and was entitled to an award of Permanent and Total Disability. She will receive this money [...]
Client severely injured his right leg. The Employer refused to take him back to work but sent him to do volunteer work at a charitable facility. While there, the Client engaged in alleged inappropriate conversations with co-workers and was fired. The W/C insurance company denied any further benefits and claimed ‘misconduct.’ After lengthy litigation, the judge ruled for our client.
After litigating the case for more than a decade, Vaughan Law Group secured a $395,000 settlement for a 51-year-old who acquired a cervical spine and upper extremity injury while transferring a patient onto a bed. She had previously been awarded permanent total disability after a trial wherein she was represented by Vaughan Law Group. The workers’ compensation carrier payed out over $500,000 in benefits before this settlement.
Vaughan Law Group secured a $215,000 settlement for an undocumented Mexican worker who sustained hand, neurological, and psychiatric injuries which were caused from being electrocuted while fixing a machine that presses truss. Attorney Thomas Vaughan was able to get authorization of transfer of medical treatment to Mexico, where the worker now resides.
After a significant period of litigation, Vaughan Law Group secured a $342,000 settlement for a 56 year old who acquired a serious foot injury after falling approximately 21 feet through a skylight from the top of a roof. He had been released by his treating physician with a 33% impairment rating and had been seen by six different doctors. Vaughan Law Group had previously secured approximately $500,000 of benefits prior to settlement.
After litigating the compensability of this injured worker’s case (injured lower back while lifting a header on a scaffold) the Workers’ Comp insurance company paid for all past medical care and began paying disability benefits. Prior to this settlement, the workers compensation insurance company had already paid out $55,000 in benefits. At mediation the insurance company agreed to settle and pay an additional $215,000 to settle the case.
A 50 year-old baker sustained a low-back injury that lead to surgery (a fusion with instrumentation). She was released by her doctor with a 12% impairment rating and 20 pound lifting restrictions. The employer would not take her back to work and, after 1 year, the employer terminated her. Vaughan Law Group requested job-placement assistance from workers comp but they refused to help. At trial the exhibit that evidenced over 300 job-searches by the client was provided to the [...]
Vaughan Law Group secured a $610,000 settlement in a combination of cash and annuity for this client’s cervical back injury that was further complicated by a surgical procedure. Attorney Thomas Vaughan had previously prevailed on the issue of permanent total disability on this Orlando Workers Compensation case.