Top-rated workers’ compensation attorney in Los Angeles won a $115k settlement for a thumb injury
Michael Chakrian, from C&B Law Group,
shares all the details
An attorney from a top-rated workers’ compensation law firm in Los Angeles recently won a $115k settlement for a thumb injury case, where the affected worker underwent an amputation.
Michael Chakrian, an experienced workers' compensation attorney in los angeles california and a senior member of C&B Law Group, took on the case. He described it as a "very complex situation" that he believes put to the test, “all of his experience, gained through years of legal practice".
Daniel Johnson, the worker who suffered the injury, said that at first he thought he was "going to receive a very small compensation". So small that it would be insufficient to cover the medical expenses related to the amputation. However, he added that working with C&B Law Group was "an excellent decision". Due to the expertise of this Los Angeles law firm, he was able to receive the monetary settlement he deserved.
After securing maximum compensation for his client, Chakrian shared the details of the case.
- How did the injury happen?
Daniel told us that while working in a woodshop in East Los Angeles, his boss distracted him while he was cutting something on a saw, and as a result, his thumb came into contact with it.
He said he went to the hospital quickly, but his thumb was too damaged, and it had to be amputated to avoid the risk of infection. Later, Daniel noted that he filed his workers' compensation claim as soon as he could, even though his boss warned him against it.
After a few days, the insurance company notified him that they could only pay a $10,000 compensation, and not a penny more. Daniel knew that it wouldn't be enough to pay for his medical bills, so he decided to contact an attorney.
- How did the client find you?
At first, Daniel contacted us through our website. We answered some of his questions through virtual chat, and then he decided to call us for a free consultation.
During the consultation, we answered all of his questions about the workers' compensation process. Almost immediately Daniel decided that we were the ones to solve his situation, and I have been personally handling his case ever since.
He told me about the settlement he had been offered and asked me if he should accept it. I told him that it was a terrible idea and that his injuries warranted much higher compensation.
- Was it hard to negotiate with the insurance company?
I've worked with many similar cases over the years, and thanks to that I know most of the tactic’s insurance companies use to save themselves as much money as possible. However, that doesn't mean this case was easy. I would describe it as a very complex situation. I think it put to the test all the experience I have gained through years of legal practice.
First, we gathered all the available evidence and prepared a compelling case. We made it clear from the get-go that we were not going to accept a bare-bones monetary settlement, our goal was for Daniel to get the maximum compensation possible.
The insurance company refused to offer any more money for weeks. We threatened them with taking the case to court, and that's when they were willing to negotiate. Still, it took us a couple of months to get them to agree to our demands.
- How good was the settlement you secured?
Given the circumstances, I think it was very favorable for Daniel. We managed to get 10 times more than he had been offered originally. Besides, it was more than enough to cover his lost wages and medical expenses. It was difficult, but we managed to work it all out in the end.
- What’s the first thing someone should do after a work injury?
After sustaining a work injury, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention as soon as possible; nothing is more important than your health.
Then, if you want to make sure you receive maximum compensation, the best thing to do is contact a workers' compensation attorney near you to handle everything.
Here at C&B Law Group, we are always ready to help. We offer free consultations, so you can contact us anytime.
C&B Law Group is a law firm that specializes in personal injury, labor law, and workers' compensation cases. Their track record of success corroborates their commitment to excellence. During the last year, they have recovered over $7 million for their clients.
If you need help with your workers' compensation case, consider C&B Law Group as your first choice, you probably won't regret it.
Their team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions, and they offer free initial consultations.
Also, they have an impressive philosophy: "you don't pay unless we win", so by working with them you have nothing to lose, but yet have everything to gain.
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