Nov 4, 2020

Attorney Hansford Secures Settlement in Excess of 4.1 Million Dollars for Catastrophically Injured Tree Cutter

Attorney Nathaniel Hansford of Hansford McDaniel – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Atlanta recently helped a client who was catastrophically injured after a far on-the-job fall. Through dedicated casework and negotiations, Nathaniel secured a settlement in excess of 4.1 million dollars, which includes an MSA. Our client, a professional tree cutter, fell 45-feet to the ground while working, resulting in life-changing injuries.

The most severe injuries our client suffered were:

  • T12-S1 burst fracture
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis from the waist down

Multiple surgeries were required to alleviate some of the worst consequences of his injuries. Among those surgeries was a risky T9/T11 and L2/L4 spinal fusion. Even after the procedures were successful, our client still experienced significant disabilities due to his brain and spinal cord injuries.

Shockingly, the workers’ compensation insurance company handling his case did not want to cooperate. Permanent disability benefits would have either been nonexistent or severely reduced had the case gone the way the insurers wanted.

Our team, lead by Attorney Hansford, took the case and began to gather evidence of our client’s permanent disabilities and how they were quite obviously caused by his on-the-job fall. In any situation involving an uncooperative insurance company, litigation is always a possibility. Thankfully, in this case, we were able to spare our client and his family the stress of going to court by eventually reaching a confidential settlement amount that fulfills their financial needs, lets them live more comfortably, and, importantly, cannot be appealed or challenged by the insurance company. Our client was highly satisfied with this case result, which means we were, too!

If you want to know more about Hansford McDaniel – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, or if you need our help with a workers’ compensation case in Atlanta, call 770-922-3660 today. We can get you pointed in the right direction with a no-cost case evaluation.