Wittmer & Linehan Get Results For Critically Injured Worker
Working in Florida’s ever-changing weather conditions can be dangerous. For John Doe, it almost cost him his life. John Doe was working for a local aluminum company installing downspouts when a piece of downspout was caught by a gust of wind. The aluminum downspout fell backwards onto an exposed electrical line. Mr. Doe was at work on the scaffolding when he was hit with an electrical shock; as a result, he fell almost 25 feet to the sand below.
Mr. Doe was taken by helicopter to Blake Medical Center and then Tampa General Hospital, where he spent 14 days in the burn intensive care unit. Mr. Doe’s extensive injuries included broken bones, damage to both his upper and lower back, and burns requiring treatment by skin grafts.
While Mr. Doe was being treated in Tampa General Hospital’s burn center, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier denied his injury, refusing to pay for his astronomical medical bills, any ongoing medical care, or his lost wages. Mr. Doe hired Wittmer & Linehan to assist in getting his medical bills paid and recovering his lost wages. Our firm called in many experts to review Mr. Doe’s case, and obtained numerous depositions from workers who were on the job site on the day of the accident, as well as his supervisor. As a result, Mr. Doe’s claim was successfully resolved within days before going to court.
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