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Comp claim was based on work-related car wreck – $1,047,455 Settlement

The claimant sustained multiple injuries in a work-related motor vehicle accident. Compensability of the claim was initially accepted; however, it was later withdrawn. Prior to the settlement the carrier paid $1,202,311 in indemnity and medical benefits bringing the total value of his claim to $2,249,766.


Type of action: Workers’ Compensation

Injuries alleged: Brain injury, fractured ribs, torn aorta, vision loss, shattered pelvis, fractured vertebrae, bilateral wrist fractures,

Name of case: Thomas D. Vaughn v. Post Browning, Inc.

Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

Case no.: VA0000745052

Tried before: Mediation

Name of judge or mediator: Deputy Commissioner William Culbreth

Date resolved: Jan. 15, 2018

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $1,047,455

Attorney for plaintiff: George L. Townsend, Fishersville

Attorney for defendant: Emily Kirkpatrick, Richmond

Insurance carrier: Netherlands Insurance Co. and Ohio Casualty Insurance Co.