Here are some of the types of cases we at Sokoloff & Weinstein have handled, involving the overlap of a Workers Compensation claim with a Personal Injury claim.

EXAMPLE 1

On August 10th, 2011, where a middle-aged woman was the victim of a rear-end automobile collision while on-the-job and in the scope of her employment, sustaining a single protruded/herniated disc with a surgical recommendation (surgery wasn’t obtained), Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., Attorneys at Law, were able to garner the underlying $10,000.00 bodily injury coverage limit from Allstate, while also obtaining a secondary $30,000.00 settlement from USAA, her own Underinsured Motorist (UIM) insurer. Overall a $40,000.00 settlement from the available insurance coverage. As this was primarily a worker’s compensation case, Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. had some of its affiliated attorneys handle the plaintiff’s worker’s compensation matter on behalf of the injured worker. Concurrently with the independent tort case for bodily injury and underinsured motorist claim, Sokoloff & Weinstein’s affiliated attorneys were able to garner an additional worker’s compensation settlement of $15,000.00 for our client.

EXAMPLE 2

On May 19th, 2004, where a middle-aged man, an employee of the Budget Group, Inc. (airport rental car shuttle driver) was the victim of an automobile collision while on-the-job and in the scope of his employment, sustaining a herniated disc with a surgical recommendation (surgery wasn’t obtained), Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., Attorneys at Law, were able to garner the underlying $25,000.00 bodily injury coverage limit from State Farm, while also obtaining the secondary $25,000.00 coverage limit from Allstate, his own Underinsured Motorist (UIM) insurer, a total settlement of $50,000.00, all of the available insurance coverage. As this was primarily a worker’s compensation case, Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. had some of its affiliated attorneys handle the plaintiff’s worker’s compensation matter on behalf of the injured worker. Concurrently with the independent tort case for bodily injury and underinsured motorist claim, Sokoloff & Weinstein’s affiliated attorneys were able to garner an additional worker’s compensation settlement of $10,490.00 for our client.

EXAMPLE 3

On March 17, 2002, where a middle-aged man, an employee of Raytheon Technical Services Corporation was the victim of an automobile collision while on-the-job and in the scope of his employment, sustaining sustained severe bodily injuries and corresponding damages including but not limited displaced right posterior column fracture of the acetabulum—right hip (surgery wasn’t obtained), Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., Attorneys at Law, were able to garner the underlying $50,000.00 bodily injury coverage limit from GMAC, while also obtaining the secondary $25,000.00 coverage limit from Florida Farm Bureau, his own Underinsured Motorist (UIM) insurer, a total settlement of $75,000.00, all of the available insurance coverage. As this was primarily a worker’s compensation case, Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. had some of its affiliated attorneys handle the plaintiff’s worker’s compensation matter on behalf of the injured worker. Concurrently with the independent tort case for bodily injury and underinsured motorist claim, Sokoloff & Weinstein’s affiliated attorneys were able to garner an additional worker’s compensation settlement in the six figures.