Brett was a 35 year old who suffered from depression and serious back problems. He had once been on Social Security but lost the benefits when Social Security determined he had improved and no longer disabled. Brett retained Chris Carpenter who obtained more evidence of the extent of Brett’s mental illness. After a hearing with a medical expert, the judge ruled that Brett was disabled and entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.
Chris Carpenter represented an injured worker at hearing relating to his shoulder injury, which happened while working overtime. Even though the Employer and Insurer denied his injuries and had a medical opinions to support their case, Chris was able to persuade the judge that the injuries were work related. As a result, the injured employee’s medical bills totaling more than $15,000 were paid. Chris also obtained an award for over $20,000 in wage loss and disability benefits for his client.
Our client had a work related injury due to a car accident while on the job. Chris Carpenter negotiated a $225,000 settlement for his client plus an agreement with the insurer that his client’s future medical care will be provided by workers’ compensation. This is all in addition to the benefits the client had already received, which totaled more than $150,000.