A 40-year-old Fort Myers man received over 1 million dollars in benefits
and accepted a settlement over $800,000 that resulted from a workplace
slip and fall in which he injured his knee and lower back.
A 38-year-old coral springs man received over $2,000,000 in benefits including
an $800,000 settlement that resulted from injuries he suffered when the
18 wheeler he was driving jackknifed and rolled over.
A 45-year-old male injured on the job working at the port when a co-worker
disconnected the hose he was using caused the Claimant to fall off the
truck and sustain multiple, significant injuries. Both workers’
compensation and personal injury claims were filed.
The workers’ compensation claim resulted in permanent total disability
benefits being paid for many years before a settlement of $779,000 was
obtained. The personal injury claim was denied by the Circuit Court finding
the defendant had workers’ compensation immunity.
The 3d District Court of Appeal overturned this ruling and upon remand
the personal injury case was settled for $2,700,000($2.7 million). (OJCC
A 42-year-old male injured on the job while riding in the bed of his work
pickup truck. He initially sustained injuries which resulted in injuries
to his left upper extremity. This injury later developed into Complex
Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS).
The employer/Carrier denied the progression of CRPS to his lower extremity.
A successful result was obtained and the claimant was declared permanently
and totally disabled until the case was ultimately settled for $650,000
and over $2,500,000 in benefits (OJCC#09-015737)
A 60-year-old Hialeah woman received over $1,500,000 in benefits including
a $600,000 settlement resulting from injuries she suffered when to her
arm in a factory accident.