John Doe vs. John Doe – $7,500,000.00 settlement with $2,000,000.00 workers’ compensation lien waiver.
The plaintiff who was employed by a roofing contractor fell from the roof of a construction site 11 feet to the hard pavement below. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff sustained multiple skull fractures, pneumocephalus, near occlusion of the basil artery, right frontal epidural hematoma and trace subarachnoid hemorrhage. As a result of the injuries, the plaintiff was left with functional brain impairment, visual impairment and little to no movement to his upper and lower extremities. After the plaintiff’s claim was reviewed and refused by another law firm, they then retained The Law Office of George H. Romania. Attorney Romania brought a claim against the owner of the commercial building where he fell and the general contractor. The general contractor then sued the plaintiff’s employer based on an indemnification claim and separately, the plaintiff’s employer joined the lawsuit seeking reimbursement of workers’ compensation benefits. In order to succeed with the plaintiff’s claim, Attorney Romania needed to establish that the general contractor and/or the owner of the business had control of the work site and their negligence resulted in the injuries that plaintiff sustained. Attorney Romania hired a top liability expert, multiple medical experts, a neuropsychologist, an occupational expert to develop a life plan and an economist. The matter recently settled at mediation for the sum of $7,500,000.00 with a waiver of the workers’ compensation lien which was approximately $2,000,000.00.