$575,000 Settlement – Car Accident Resulting in Workplace InjuryWorkplace Injuries
In February of 2019, our client went to work on what seemed to be a normal day as a mail carrier for USPS. As our client stopped along a row of mailboxes on Holland-Sylvania Road in Toledo, Ohio, she was struck by a furniture-moving truck. Not only was she struck, but the furniture-moving truck dragged our client’s vehicle several feet due to the impact.
As can be imagined, our client’s injuries were extensive, including debilitating back, elbow, and ankle pain. After several visits to their physician, and no alleviation in the pain being experienced, our client underwent surgery, including having two metal screws placed in their ankle. Despite the surgery and routine treatment, our client was unable to return to their normal work.
Our client had worked for USPS for over twenty years, and truly loved their job. Our client maintained an active life, including regularly taking their dog for long walks, traveling to visit friends and family, and bicycling throughout the parks of Toledo. As can be imagined, after suffering such a traumatic injury, our client was no longer able to work, or do the things they previously enjoyed without suffering debilitating pain.
In light of this, the attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices worked diligently with insurance and medical providers to quickly formulate a plan to mitigate the clients’ financial responsibility for medical treatment, and how to immediately put money in their pocket to compensate the inability to work or do the things they enjoy. Additionally, our attorneys advocated for our client with the Department of Labor to ensure that the government took the appropriate actions to provide compensation to our client.
After several months of discussion and mediation, we were able to quickly reach a $575,000 settlement for our client which allowed them to regain a sense of normalcy to their life.