Once multiple factors were considered, including this young man's pain and suffering, care costs, loss of earning potential, and the overall blow to his quality of life his workers' compensation payout ended up being several million dollars, a record-breaking outcome in California, where this workplace accident lawsuit was filed.
Although this particular case occurred in another state, Alabama law shares a similar philosophy when it comes to workers' compensation. When someone is injured on the job, it is not uncommon for them to focus only on their immediate medical needs and not effectively look at the uncertainty that might follow in their future.
This uncertainty can be especially apparent when a brain injury is involved. The only thing that is certain after a brain injury is life will never be the same. Having an experienced personal injury attorney to help break down the potential hardship and the related costs can get injured workers more of the money they will need to help overcome future obstacles.
Live Insurance News: "California brain injury case results in largest workers' compensation settlement in state history," Julie Campbell, Mar. 12, 2012