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Georgia’s Award-Winning Team

For Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation And Medical Malpractice

Hilley & Frieder Results

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

  • $35 Million: Death of young man tried in Gwinnett County
  • $1 Million: Automobile accident
  • $350,000.00: Automobile accident rotator cuff surgery
  • $450,000.00: Slip and fall herniated disks spine surgery
  • $325,000.00: Slip and fall arthroscopic knee surgery
  • $295,00 0.00: Slip and fall broken ankle

Worker suffered injury to knee while lifting. Arthroscopic surgery was recommended. During surgery, anesthesiologist performed femoral nerve block that caused permanent damage to leg. Our office filed suit against anesthesiologist. We obtained confidential settlement after completing discovery

Young man wearing dark clothing was walking along side of road on dark rainy night. No sidewalk was present in area of impact. Policy limits of driver paid.

Man in his late 40s was walking along access road at night wearing dark clothing. There was no sidewalk on access road. Police investigation concluded that our client was in roadway at time that he was struck by company driver. No offers prior to suit. After suit was filed in federal court and discovery completed confidential settlement obtained.


Medical Malpractice

  • $8 Million: Anoxic brain injury
  • $3.1 Million: Failure to diagnose breast cancer
  • $1.7 Million: Failure to diagnose breast cancer
  • $750,000.00: Failure to diagnose broken ankle
  • $185,000.00: Retained tube following surgery
  • $175,000.00: Retained sponge following surgery

Workers’ Compensation

$360,000.00. WC Settlement with Great American Insurance. Injury to ankle and foot. Worker suffered injury to ankle and foot while working at a warehouse. Separately, a seven-figure settlement was paid by the company causing the injury. Great American failed suspended our clients benefits and failed to pay other money on time. Initial offers were less than $200,000.00 but through our efforts, our client recovered $360,000.00 plus all the benefits that were due him prior to settlement (2020).

$356,000.00. Total recovery. Injury to dominant hand. Worker suffered injury to dominant hand. Our office was hired shortly after injury and had the opportunity to help the client with several problems. When we were first hired, the insurance company (Sedgwick) was underpaying our client by $150.00 per week. Some months later, Sedgwick stopped sending checks and we got the WC board to make Sedgwick pay our client his benefits without deduction of attorney fees so that Sedgwick was paying fees to us without taking money from our client. The numerous medical problems created during the claim are too many to mention. After many battles Sedgwick finally paid a fair settlement to get rid of the case. Settlement: $225,000.00 (2019)..

$223,623.00. $223,623.00 Total recovery. Injury to shoulder with surgical repair. Our office was hired late in the claim when the insurance carrier was trying to cut off employee’s benefits. Employee was told to return to work but could not do the “light duty” job. Insurance company, FCCI, refused to restart benefits after our client left the job. The insurance doctors all said that employee was as good as new after surgery and could do his former job. Our office got a different medical opinion, got benefits started again and reached a $100,000.00 settlement (2019).

$294,544.00. Total recovery. Knee injury caused when mis stepped. With this case, there were only occasional problems with paying medical bills and delayed checks. Ace American Insurance Company settled for $135,000.00 (2020)..

$224,528.00 Total recovery. Truck driver whose responsibilities required deliveries suffered injury to low back while unloading goods at delivery stop. Was out of work until Indemnity Insurance stopped paying weekly benefits based on claim that doctor had released client to regular duty work. We met with company doctor and learned that the insurance company had not given proper job description for work release. Doctor signed off on statement that client could not do regular job. After we got benefits restarted, settled for $144,000.00 (2019).

$126,975.00 Total recovery. Knee injury. Our office was hired, when our client’s employer and its insurance company, Middlesex Insurance denied that he was injured, would not provide medical care and refused to pay weekly benefits. We filed a hearing request and through discovery proved the injury and that the employer did not have a proper list of doctors. Within a few months, our client was receiving medical care from a doctor he chose and getting paid weekly benefits. Within 18 months the claim was settled for $70,000.00 (2020)..

$356,000.00 Injury to dominant hand. Worker suffered injury to dominant hand. Our office was hired shortly after injury and had the opportunity to help the client with a good many problems over the life of the claim. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery .

$335,000.00 Retail store worker suffered low back injury while twisting. Injury required low back surgery. Prior to settlement we successfully handled her social security disability claim. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery .

$264,822.00 Employee of factory in southwest Georgia suffered non-surgical low back injury and injury to knee requiring arthroscopic surgery. Through our office employee awarded social security disability arising from work injury. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery .

$247,673.00 Metro Atlanta warehouse worker developed carpel tunnel in both hands and had a carpel tunnel release for each wrist. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery .

$223,623.00 Injury to shoulder with surgical repair. Our office was hired late in the claim when the insurance carrier was trying to cut off employee’s benefits. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery .

$207,584.00 Metro Atlanta construction worker suffered low back injury while lifting. Single low back surgery. Not eligible for social security due to young age. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery .

$192,949.00 Retail sales person suffered injury to finger while setting up display requiring surgical repair to hand. Surgery did not result in employee’s ability to return to her job. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery .

$173,681.00 Healthcare worker suffered non-surgical injury to neck which kept her from returning to her regular job. Insurance company and employer forced her to return to work twice doing paperwork. We successfully got her benefits restarted. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery .

$167,763.00. Outside worker suffered injury to arm. Surgeon picked by insurance company performed unsuccessful surgery. We got a new doctor appointed as treating doctor. We got additional surgery approved and got client on weekly benefits. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery

$135,000.00. Knee injury. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery

$111,073.00. North Georgia construction worker suffered non-surgical low back injury while lifting. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery

$90,000.00 Contract worker suffered fractured ankle while working out of town. Insurance company initially paid weekly benefits of less than $150.00 per week. After successful hearing which resulted in increase of weekly benefits to $500.00 per week, claim was settled for .

$87,579.00 West Georgia machine operator suffered broken finger while working at factory. Within 1 month of surgery, company wanted employee to come back to work, but he could not do his regular job. We successfully restarted his weekly benefits and got him additional medical care. Total Workers’ Compensation recovery.

Employee with insurance funded ERISA Plan was denied benefits for Permanent Total Disability. Suit filed. Confidential settlement paid.