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Woman hurt ankle, foot at work – $1,145,801 Settlement

The claimant sustained a right ankle and foot injury arising out of and in the course of her employment. The overcompensation to her right lower extremity caused her to have issues with her left lower extremities. Her medication caused dry mouth which caused her teeth to rot and decay. Prior to the settlement the carrier paid $959,989 in indemnity and medical benefits bringing the total value of her claim to $2,104,799.


Type of action: Workers’ compensation

Injuries alleged: The claimant injured her right foot and ankle while at work.

Name of case: Jennifer Brooks v. Central Telephone Co. of Virginia

Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

Case no.: VA 212-11-96

Tried before: Mediation

Name of judge or mediator: Deputy Commissioner Linda Slough

Date resolved: June 5, 2018

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $1,145,801

Attorneys for plaintiff: K. Bryn Swartz, Richmond; George L. Townsend, Fishersville

Attorney for defendant: Lisa Frisina, Richmond

Insurance carrier: American Casualty Co. of Reading, PA and Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.