I recently resolved a workers’ compensation case for total compensation for lost time and permanent partial disability for $137,192.00. The case involved an injury caused by my client’s co-employees who were working on a construction site and caused a 25 pound piece of concrete to fall striking our client on his back. Our client suffered a back fracture and shoulder injury. Our law office also successfully handled the personal injury lawsuit against the negligent co-employees, which resulted in a settlement of $530,000. This same client had an earlier work injury, a hernia, which resulted in an additional settlement of $8,371.60.
I also successfully represented a Veteran recently in his claim for service connected disability for right and left ankle, knee and hip conditions, low back disability secondary to his leg disability and post traumatic disability as well as Total Disability and Individual Unemployability (TDIU). The veteran was granted $105,000.00 in past benefits and ongoing benefits for his inability to work. We also successfully obtained Social Security Disability Benefits for the Veteran and recovered workers compensation benefits for the Veteran’s shoulder and back when he was injured working for a trucking company.
Recently, I successfully represented a Veteran for Total Disability and Individual Unemployability (TDIU) due to injuries incurred during his service during the first Gulf War. The veteran received over $90,000 in past benefits. I also successfully represented him in his claim for Social Security Disability benefits.
I also successfully represented a client in his claim for disabled adult child benefits based on the earnings record of his deceased father. The client was 25 years old with diminished capacity and homeless, when his brother enlisted the services of Ms. Mogab. Ms. Mogab discovered that a prior application had been made for the client at age 17. The denied decision was never appealed because of the diminished capacity of the client. Ms. Mogab was able to establish good cause to reopen the earlier application for the client allowing him to receive significant past benefits dating back 8 years and future benefits based on his decease father’s work record.
In another recent case, we received an award from the Tort Victims Compensation Fund for $56,524.96 for a client who was hit by a driver without insurance. Because the driver was on the job when the accident occurred, we also successfully recovered workers’ compensation benefits for injuries incurred in this car accident in the amount of $21,148.50 for injuries to her neck. An additional award of $6,682.93 was obtained for combined disability against the Second Injury Fund for pre-existing injuries to her shoulder and fibromyalgia. Because the individual was uninsured, I sought recovery from the client’s uninsured motorist coverage. She successfully obtained an additional $50,000.00 in that separate action.
If you have been injured in an accident or are in need of representation for Social Security Disability Benefits, Veteran’s Disability Benefits or a Workers Compensation injury, please call Nancy Mogab at Mogab and Hughes Attorneys at 314-241-4477.