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Thomas L. Holder

Thomas Holder’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Client vs. Employer/Insurer

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Outcome:
    Settled for $245,000
    Description:
    Our client had both a neck and back injury. The insurer accepted the back injury but not the neck injury. Tom Holder went to court and had the insurer pay for the neck surgery. The claim was settled for $245,000.
  • Client vs. Employer/Insurer

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Outcome:
    Settled for $260,000
    Description:
    Our client injured her foot while working. The employer argued that she was not injured on the job and that this was related to an injury that was sustained while on vacation. An additional issue was whether or not her husband could be designated as her attendant care provider. After two years of litigation, Tom Holder was successful on both issues. The insurer then stalled on the payment of attendant care benefits to our client's husband and Tom Holder had to get assessed fees five times to get him the money to which he was entitled. That case eventually settled for $260,000.
  • Client vs. Employer/Insurer

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Outcome:
    Settled for $400,000 plus $250,000 MSA
    Description:
    Our client was hit by 7200 volts of electricity. He worked for a year then had a heart attack which was deemed related to the electrical shock. The first thing Tom Holder did was get his weekly benefit rate increased as the insurer used the wrong earnings amount. We also got psychological benefits for the client. The insurer then tried to fight the defibrillator replacement even though they paid for the first one. This was litigated and Tom Holder successfully got the medical treatment, plus the employer/insurer had to pay our attorney's fees. Additionally, Tom Holder was able to get our client's wife designated as his attendant care provider. As a result, the insurer had to make a $130,000 lump sum payment. His wife received $357 in addition to our client's weekly benefits for six years. The case eventually settled for $400,000 plus a $250,000 Medicare Set Aside Fund to help pay for future medical costs.
  • Widow and Step-child vs. Employer/Insurer

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Outcome:
    Settled for $175,000
    Description:
    Tom Holder represented the widow and dependent step-child of a man who died on the job. He was holding a big punch that was attached to a crane. The punch was used to dig holes in the ground in which utility pipes are placed. Unfortunately, the crane, which was operated by his supervisor, was placed directly under electrical wires. The cable of the crane touched the electrical wires. The electricity ran down the arm of the crane into the punch that our client was holding, killing him. There were two issues. The first arose because the deceased failed his drug test. However, a toxicologist testified that the amount of drugs found in his system was consistent with his having smoked marijuana 36 hours prior to the accident, which is what the widow testified. Additionally, the doctor said that this would not have affected his ability to work properly. Also, his supervisor, who had worked with the deceased for 15 years, testified that our client was working properly on the date of his death and did not do anything to cause the accident. The second issue was whether or not the widow's daughter from a prior marriage was a dependent step-child. After testimony, it was agreed that she was. The case settled for $175,000, with $135,000 going to the widow and $40,000 going to the step-child. We are glad that we could help this family in its time of need.
  • Widow and Five Children from Three Mothers vs. Employer/Insurer

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settled for $260,000
    Description:
    A man died in an electrical accident. The case was complicated by the fact that he left five children by three different women plus a widow. The widow was the mother of two of the children. I represented all of the parties. I was able to devise a formula that fairly divided the money among all of the parties. I also negotiated the total settlement plus negotiated the amount that was going to be put into a Trust that provided money for college for some of the children.
  • Client vs. Employer/Insurer

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Date:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Outcome:
    300,000 plus a 200,000 MSA
    Description:
    Our client got his head stuck between a tractor trailer and the side of a loading dock. He suffered significant injuries to his vision, hearing, head and back. His case was deemed catastrophic.
  • Injured Worker vs. Employer/Insurer

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Apr 04, 2012
    Outcome:
    1,000,000 plus a $382,922.00 MSA
    Description:
    Our client sustained a significant head injury. We took care of all of his needs for 13 years, including arranging for attendant care, prior to settling the case.
  • Injured Worker vs. Employer/Insurer

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Oct 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    $450,000 plus medical bills
    Description:
    Our client had a below the knee amputation. As he failed his drug test, the claim was controverted. We were able to get the case settled.