On May 23, 2017, a Fort Bend County, Texas jury entered a verdict in favor of an injured worker following four days of evidence. Trimble, Grantham & Grant successfully defended the injured worker in the case brought by his employer’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier on de novo appeal to State District Court. The insurance carrier was seeking to overturn the results of a decision in favor of the injured worker made at a contested case hearing before the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Worker’s Compensation. Had the insurance carrier prevailed, the injured worker could have lost entitlement to future worker’s compensation benefits in the future. However, the jury found that the carrier failed to prove its case by a preponderance of the evidence, and rendered a verdict in favor of the injured worker, and entered an award of reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees in defending the matter.
Trimble, Grantham & Grant is proud of its latest trial victory protecting the rights of injured workers. If you or a loved one is injured at work, contact the firm for a free consultation.