Top 50 Work Accident Verdicts in the United States in 2018

Top 50 Work Accident Verdicts in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff's work accident verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount: $76,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael S. Ketchmark, Scott A. McCreight, Ben H. Fadler of Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C.
Case: Estate of Ford v. Ford Motor Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: Missouri
2
Amount: $44,370,000.00
Attorneys: Byron C. Alfred, Vuk S. Vujasinovic of VB Attorneys
Case: Estate of Barron v. ExxonMobil Oil Corp., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
3
Amount: $39,744,010.00
Attorneys: Kyle Findley, Kala F. Sellers, Adam D. Lewis of Arnold & Itkin, LLP
Case: Figgs v. Georgia-Pacific Wood Products South, et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Equipment Malfunction, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Texas
4
Amount: $37,835,259.23
Attorneys: Ian D. Pinkert, Jay Halpern, Ernesto L. Santos, Jr. of Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A.; Jonathan Halperin, Andrew Lucchetti, Isaac A. McBeth of Halperin Law Center; L. Steven Emmert of Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy
Case: Benedict v. Hankook Tire, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Quadriplegia
State: Virginia
5
Amount: $32,700,000.00
Attorneys: Jessica Dean, Kevin W. Paul of Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP; Bill Graham of Wallace & Graham
Case: Finch v. BASF Catalysts LLC
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Breach of Warranty, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: North Carolina
6
Amount: $30,000,000.00
Attorneys: David R. Shoop of Shoop | A Professional Law Corp.; Donald G. Liddy of Liddy Law Firm
Case: Anaya v. General Equipment Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: California
7
Amount: $27,278,615.00
Attorneys: Nicholas Elefterakis, Oliver R. Tobias of Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek; Steven Smith of Law Office of Steven Smith, PC
Case: George v. Unicorn Construction Enterprises Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
8
Amount: $22,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gail S. Kelner, Robert S. Kelner, Emil L. Samuels of Kelner & Kelner
Case: MA v. Kensington Homes L.L.C.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
State: New York
9
Amount: $21,620,018.00
Attorneys: Joseph A. Power Jr., James I. Power, Sean M. Houlihan of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
Case: Wood v. Navistar Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Fall, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Illinois
10
Amount: $20,341,845.00
Attorneys: Lawrence P. Biondi of Law Offices of Lawrence P. Biondi
Case: Pimenta v. 1504 CIA L.L.C., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Failure to Supervise, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
11
Amount: $20,300,000.00
Attorneys: Susan S. Carlson, Ervin A. Gonzalez , Deborah J. Gander, Maureen E. Lefebvre of Colson Hicks Eidson; Tonya J. Meister of Meister Law, LLC
Case: Spearman v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Maintain, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law, Jones Act
State: Florida
12
Amount: $16,939,255.00
Attorneys: Matthew Maiorana, Jonny Kool of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool L.L.P; Stuart M. Dweck of Stuart M. Dweck, Attorney at Law
Case: Morocho v. Doran Construction Corp.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
13
Amount: $15,991,200.00
Attorneys: Kurt M. Zaner, Sarah T. McEahern, Joshua R. Yeager of Zaner Harden Law LLP
Case: Warembourg v. Excel Electric
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Electrical Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State: Colorado
14
Amount: $15,502,880.00
Attorneys: Julie H. Littky-Rubin , Donald R. Fountain Jr., W. Hampton Keen, L. Jason Cornell of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, LLP
Case: Letterman v. National Truck Center, et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Florida
15
Amount: $15,343,753.00
Attorneys: Paula M. Jossart of Jossart Law Office, LLC
Case: Kowalewski v. BNSF Railway Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, FELA, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Failure to Disclose
State: Minnesota
16
Amount: $15,280,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel J. Kaiser, Mariam L. Hafezi of Kaiser Law
Case: Smith v. Retail Project Managers, Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
17
Amount: $15,228,000.00
Attorneys: Lawrence P. Biondi of Law Offices of Lawrence P. Biondi
Case: Dias v. Blue Sea Construction Co., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
18
Amount: $11,003,576.00
Attorneys: Gregory P. DiLeo, Benjamin W. Gulick of Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, APLC; Caleb H. Didriksen, Alex A. Lauricella, Erin Bruce Saucier, Carl A. "Trey" Woods of Didriksen, Saucier & Woods, PLC; Mark E. Young of Plauche Maselli Parkerson; Tony M. Clayton of Clayton, Fruge & Ward Law
Case: Duplessis v. Turner, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Supervise, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Louisiana
19
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth J. Allen, Otto J. Shragal of Kenneth J. Allen Law Group
Case: Estate of Ogiego v. AFI and Central
Type: Construction Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Crane Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
20
Amount: $8,615,127.00
Attorneys: Joseph P. Carfora, Steven R. Payne of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case: Rivera v. Home Depot, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Electrical Injury, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: New York
21
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ben F. Galloway of Owen, Galloway & Myers, Attorneys at Law
Case: Williams v. The Manitowoc Co. Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Mississippi
22
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Pressley W. Henningsen, Benjamin P. Long, Brian C. Ivers of RSH Legal
Case: Estate of Ganka v. Clark
Type: Construction Accident, Negligent Supervision, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Training, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Iowa
23
Amount: $6,689,094.00
Attorneys: John J. Nonnenmacher of Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC
Case: Areco v. 214 Franklin LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
24
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Derek C. Johnson, Arthur C. Johnson, Jennifer Middleton, Marilyn A. Heiken of Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton PC
Case: Wagner v. Brewer & Brewer, Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort
State: Oregon
25
Amount: $5,753,863.00
Attorneys: Jacqueline B. Doherty of The Doherty Law Firm; Richard J. Sullivan, Thomas P. Kelley of Sullivan & Sullivan, LLP
Case: Carpenter v. Delta Design & Construction Inc.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Failure to Supervise, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Massachusetts
26
Amount: $5,415,812.00
Attorneys: Richard W. Weston, Connor D. Robertson of Weston | Robertson
Case: Edwards v. Mcelliotts Trucking, L.L.C., et al.
Type: Falling Object, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Forklift Accident, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
State: West Virginia
27
Amount: $5,080,000.00
Attorneys: Nelson G. Wolff, Andrew J. Scavotto of Schlichter Bogard & Denton; Steven B. Garner of Strong Garner Bauer P.C.
Case: Mitchell v. BNSF Railway Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Failure to Maintain, FELA, Negligent Tort
State: Missouri
28 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin T. Glasheen of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman
Case: Contreras v. Biad Chili Ltd., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury, Fall, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New Mexico
28 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Peter C. Wetherall of Wetherall Group, Ltd.; Brent W. Coon of Brent Coon & Associates; James A. Morris, Jr. of Morris Law Firm
Case: Gibbons v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Failure to Maintain, FELA, Negligent Tort
State: Nevada
29
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick K. Bader, Jacob C. Murov of Bader & Murov, LLC
Case: Estate of Johnson v. Osage Marine Services Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law, Jones Act
State: Missouri
30
Amount: $4,271,300.00
Attorneys: Blake R. David, Jerome H. Moroux of Broussard & David
Case: Bayard v. Cameron Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Fall, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State: Louisiana
31
Amount: $4,250,000.00
Attorneys: John M. O'Brien of John M. O'Brien & Associates PC
Case: Laborer v. Desilva Gates Construction
Type: Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Entrustment, Loader Accident, Negligent Tort
State: California
32
Amount: $3,855,754.42
Attorneys: Donny A. Owens of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case: Turner v. Piney Branch Motors
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
33
Amount: $3,844,749.00
Attorneys: Jacob Oresky, John J. Nonnenmacher of Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC
Case: Leon v. East Harlem Council for Human Servs., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Demolition Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
34 (tie)
Amount: $3,820,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey S. Weikum of Pagel Weikum Law Firm
Case: Decker v. I.E. Miller Services, Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Train, Crane Accident, Negligent Tort
State: South Dakota
34 (tie)
Amount: $3,820,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin J. McNamara of Kevin J. McNamara Law Offices, P.C.
Case: Martin v. Hartwig Transit, Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
35
Amount: $3,743,000.00
Attorneys: David H. Mayer of Sacks & Sacks LLP
Case: Regan v. City of New York, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: New York
36
Amount: $3,729,565.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Dinopoulos of Babanikas, Ziedman & King, P.C.
Case: Cleveland v. Bradford Steele Co. Inc., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Vicarious Liability
State: Massachusetts
37
Amount: $3,698,118.00
Attorneys: Max Michael Menard of Max Michael Menard, Attorney At Law
Case: Thibodeaux v. J.M. Drilling L.L.C.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: Louisiana
38
Amount: $3,610,000.00
Attorneys: Frank J. Valdez of Law Office of Frank J. Valdez
Case: Hernandez v. Jensen, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort, Negligent Discharge
State: California
39
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Raymond D. McElfish, Neda L. Lotfi, Evgenia Terehova, Adnan Fakih of McElfish Law Firm; Bob B. Khakshooy of Law Offices of Bob B. Khakshooy
Case: Flores v. Anderson Hay & Grain Co. Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Defective Product, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: California
40
Amount: $3,380,000.00
Attorneys: Steven R. Browning , Keith Maynard of Spohrer Dodd
Case: Conklin v. RT Engineering
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Failure to Maintain, Equipment Malfunction, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Florida
41
Amount: $3,239,000.00
Attorneys: Steven W. Hale, W. Taylor Hale of Hale Law Firm
Case: Hale v. Wood Group PSN Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Fall, Crane Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Louisiana
42
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Clifford W. Horwitz of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case: Soraghan v. Chicago Palm, Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Work Accident, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
43
Amount: $2,847,500.00
Attorneys: Teresa A. Johnson, Daniel K. Kramer of Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP
Case: Salazar v. Cannon Constructors
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: California
44
Amount: $2,646,973.73
Attorneys: Robert A. Kahn, Jonathan Roven of Kahn Roven, LLP
Case: Elliott v. Connect the Dots, et al.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Fall, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Tort
State: California
45
Amount: $2,630,000.00
Attorneys: William J. McMahon, Richard A. Haydu of Hoey & Farina, P.C.
Case: Hopkins v. Union Pacific Railroad
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Trip and Fall, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, FELA, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
46
Amount: $2,502,782.00
Attorneys: T. Dean Malone, Michael T. O'Connor of Law Offices of Dean Malone
Case: Davis v. AAA Cooper Transportation, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Failure to Maintain, Forklift Accident, Psychological Injury, Equipment Malfunction, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Texas
47 (tie)
Amount: $2,400,000.00
Attorneys: John G. Simon, Kevin M. Carnie Jr., Patrick McPhail of The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Norman v. JLG Industries Inc.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Forklift Accident, Strict Liability
State: Missouri
47 (tie)
Amount: $2,400,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas P. Markovits of Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C.
Case: Campbell v. St. Barnabas Hospital
Type: Personal Injury, Trip and Fall, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
48
Amount: $2,313,754.00
Attorneys: Michael Hall, III, Mike Hall, Sr., Anju Suresh, Raymond J. Konz of Hall Law, P.A.
Case: Wolbeck v. Custom Waste Irrigation, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Emotional Distress, Equipment Malfunction, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Minnesota
49
Amount: $2,249,472.00
Attorneys: Joel Krissman of Krissman & Silver LLP
Case: Lacy v. Manson Construction Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law, Jones Act
State: California
50
Amount: $2,175,547.00
Attorneys: Christopher W. Bowman, William G. Jungbauer, John D. Magnuson of Yaeger & Jungbauer Barristers, PLC
Case: Wooten v. B.N.S.F. Railway Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Retaliation, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Termination, FELA, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
State: Montana

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