Ohio Firefighter Receives $12.75M In Workers Compensation Settlement
Take it from the experienced Ohio injury attorneys at the Charles Boyk Law Offices: gruesome and life-changing accidents can happen at any time, in any place. While most think that accident claims are only made after an auto crash or in the event of medical malpractice, but it is also possible to seriously injured while on the job as well.
Such are the circumstances surrounding a recent settlement received by an Ohio firefighter that was injured on the job in 2003.
In December 2003, Mark Jones was walking through the firehouse in search of the restroom and entered the wrong door. He ended up falling through the fire-pole hole and hit the concrete floor below him ultimately knocking Jones unconscious. As a result of the impact, Jones sustained a head injury, ten broken ribs, fractures to several vertebrae, his pelvis, lung, bladder, and liver, and was knocked unconscious.
Jones’ Ohio workers compensation lawyers successfully argued that he suffered the aforementioned injuries as a direct result of the Fire Department’s negligence as they failed to install a proper guard around the pole. As a result of the settled work injury lawsuit, Jones received $12.75 million in damages for medical bills as well as pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one were injured on the job, make sure to order a free copy of the Ohio Work Injury Book for more information on how to protect yourself and your legal rights. Call 800-637-8170 today for your free copy.