Anderson & Hart, P.A.
, is a justice-focused law firm serving all of the Florida panhandle. Paul Anderson and Karla Hart have over 40 years of combined experience in the area of workers’ compensation, personal injury and social security disability. We work hard to ensure that our clients receive both the benefits they deserve and the settlements they deserve. The attorneys at Anderson & Hart, PA offer free consultations
. The free consultation
is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your claim and legal rights with an attorney looking out for your best interest. We will fight on your behalf while providing compassionate service along the way. Call our offices in Panama City, Florida or Tallahassee, Florida for your free consultation
The workers compensation system is a complicated, frustrating process and no one should endure it alone. If you have been injured on the job you probably have hundreds of questions. It is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible to learn about your rights. At Anderson & Hart, we will answer all of your questions: Will I receive wage-loss benefits? Why is the adjustor not approving my medical treatment? Will I get paid when I miss time from work to attend my doctor’s appointment? Every injured worker should know their rights.
Unfortunately, insurance companies all too often deny injured workers’ benefits they are entitled to receive. The attorneys at Anderson & Hart can help you get the medical benefits and wage-loss benefits you deserve. This includes compensation for past and future medical benefits, reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses, and loss of income that results from your injuries. Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims:
• Total Denials
• Denied or Delayed Medical Treatment
• Lost wage benefits
• Permanent Total Disability Benefits
• Impairment Benefits
• Death Benefits
• Average Weekly Wage Claims
• One-time change of doctors
• Alternate doctorsPersonal Injury:
Anderson & Hart, P.A. represents individuals and families who have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence in Panama City and Tallahassee, Florida. This includes individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, injuries due to defective products, slip and fall accidents, negligent security situations, uninsured motorist scenarios, and wrongful death cases.
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence (or fault) it is important that you speak with attorney as soon as possible. Anderson & Hart can help you preserve the evidence you will need at trial to present your case to a jury. If you do not have insurance, Anderson & Hart can assist you with finding a physician to treat your injuries.
Anderson & Hart will help you get the settlement or victory you are entitled too. No company is too big or too small. We will fight for justice to be served to you, no matter the culprit! Many law firms do not “go after” the big guys, meaning big named corporations. However, Anderson & Hart, P.A. believes that it doesn't matter how big they are. If they're responsible, you should be compensated. Types of Personal Injury Claims:
• Motor Vehicle Accidents/Auto Claims
• Wrongful Death Claims
• Slip and Fall Accidents
• Boating Accidents
• Injuries due to defective products
• Negligent Security Situations
• Uninsured Motorist ClaimsSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS:
Anderson & Hart represents injured and disabled people in Social Security hearings from Tallahassee, Florida to Panama City, Florida. We handle disability insurance claims (SSDI) and social security income (SSI) claims. Unfortunately, many people are faced with devastating injuries or illnesses which effect their ability to return to work.
If you have become disabled and are no longer able to work, call Anderson & Hart today for your free case evaluation. The social security process can be long and frustrating. If you are denied, don’t be discouraged. A large portion of applicants are denied on first application. However, an attorney can help you navigate the appeals process and ensure that your medical condition and physical limitations are properly documented. Documenting you physical and/or mental impairments is necessary to establish your eligibility for SSDI or SSI. Prior to taking your claim before the Social Security Administrations Hearing Offices, you must make sure that you have all the necessary evidence to secure your disability benefits. Let us work with you, your doctors and family to make sure your application and appeals show you meet the eligibility requirements.
The cases below are only a sampling of recoveries that we have made on behalf of our clients. Our firm has represented thousands of individuals over our 40 plus years of combined experience and the majority of those are not listed below. Please understand that all cases are different. However, no matter how big or small the case, you should contact the attorneys at Anderson & Hart, P.A., for a free consultation.
*The workers’ compensation settlement values below do not include the hundreds of thousands of dollars our clients receive in wage-loss and medical benefits prior to the final settlement of their claims. T.B. v. Boston Scientific (auto-pedestrian):
T.B. was walking along Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee when he was struck by a car operated by a Boston Scientific employee. The impact threw T.B. onto the hood of the vehicle and then tossed him into a culvert on the side of the road. T.B is paralyzed from the neck down as a result of the accident. Boston Scientific denied any liability for the accident, claiming T.B. was in the roadway or attempting to cross the roadway at the time of the accident. Following a week long jury trial, Anderson & Hart was able to secure a $6 million recovery for T.B.C.A. v. Adkins Transfer (wrongful death):
M.A. was murdered by a co-employee who he worked with at Adkins Transfer. His death left behind his young wife and their two small children. After M.A.’s Estate was denied workers’ compensation death benefits, Anderson & Hart filed a wrongful death claim against the employer. After years of litigation, including an appeal dismissing a defendant in the case, Anderson & Hart was able to establish that Adkins Transfer was negligent in hiring the co-employee. Anderson & Hart ultimately obtained a judgment for M.A.’s family in the amount of $2.3 million. V.F. v Paver Module of Florida (workers’ compensation):
V.F. was employed by Paver Module, a concrete paver manufacturer. V.F. suffered an injury to his foot and ankle which necessitated a surgery. While recovering from the surgery, V.F. was placed on a morphine pump which malfunctioned and left him a brain damaged quadriplegic. Anderson & Hart were able to obtain permanent total disability benefits, a handicapped accessible housing, 24 hour nursing care and a handicapped accessible van for V.F. The claim was ultimately settled for $3.675 million. In addition to the monies paid, V.F. received title to the handicapped accessible home and van obtained earlier for him. J.B. v. C.W. Roberts and others (workers’ compensation & automobile negligence):
J.B. was operating a MAC dump truck down a bridge in west Bay County when a compact car driving in the opposite direction was struck from behind by a semi-truck. The impact propelled the compact car into the path of J.B.’s dump truck. The driver and passenger in the compact car were killed and the dump truck flipped multiple times with J.B. behind the wheel. J.B. suffered serious injuries, including unwarranted guilt associated with the two deaths. Anderson & Hart obtained permanent total disability and medical benefits for J.B. and filed suit against the owner of the semi-truck. After intense litigation, Anderson & Hart were able to obtain settlement benefits in excess of $1 million for J.B.
R.J. v. Terry Hunt Construction (workers’ compensation)
- $1.295 million - Welder/Millwright - struck in the back with a 1,000lb valve resulting in a severe spinal cord injury.I.S. v. First Coastal Enterprises (workers’ compensation)
- $559,000.00 -Construction Worker - injured trying to help a co-worker from falling of a roof. Injured his back, knee and foot. G.B. v. Maximum Masonry Inc. (workers’ compensation)
- $500,000.00 - Mason Worker - fell from a scaffolding suffering injuries to his back, head and knees.J.B. v. PMI (workers’ compensation)
- $449,000.00 - Machine operator - the worker fell from a scaffolding injuring his back and left shoulder.R.M. v. Mariner Health at Bonifay, Inc. (workers’ compensation)
- $430,000.00 - Patient Caretaker - Injured neck, back and left arm assisting a falling patient.M.J. v. CW Roberts (workers’ compensation)
- $420,000.00 - Equipment Operator - struck by a tack truck injuring his pelvis, hip, back and leg.D.S. v. WalMart (workers’ compensation)
- $410,504.00 - Associate - suffered an injury to his back and right leg unloading a truck of inventory.
J.H. v. T.J. Beggs (workers’ compensation)
- $375,000.00 - Cemetery worker - the injured worker suffered a hernia and back injury when he slipped and fell at work. R.B. v. Frank Crum Inc
. (workers’ compensation)
- $350,000.00 - Heavy Equipment Operator - injured back lifting a hydraulic motor. R.C. v. Waste Management (workers’ compensation)
- $331,428.00 - Truck Driver - slipped and twisted his knee while exiting the truck. J.A. v. Leon County School Board (workers’ compensation)
- $320,000.00 - Teacher - Injured assisting a student with first aid.
D.O. v. Lennox Industries (workers’ compensation)
- $300,000.00 - Field Service Supervisor - slipped and fell injuring neck, back and both arms.W.G. v. CDS Manufacturing (workers’ compensation)
- $300,000.00 - Crane Operator - suffered a partial amputation of his right hand.
A.C. v. Ace Home Helpers (workers’ compensation)
- $225,000.00 - Cashier/Associate - injured back lifting items. J.W. v. Columbia County Board of County Commissioners (workers’ compensation)
- $175,000.00 - Records Custodian - slipped an fell down stairs injuring his right hand. C.M. v. Bay County School Board (workers’ compensation)
- $157,500.00 - Custodial Worker/Cleaner - Injured knee when she slipped and fell.Confidential Plaintiff v. Florida State Hospital (wrongful death)
- $150,000.00 - failure to properly supervise an inmate/patient
J.D. v. State of Florida (workers’ compensation, indemnity only settlement)
- $125,000.00 - Correctional Officer - injured neck, shoulders and knee when she fell down a platform.R.V. v. Gadsden County School Board (workers’ compensation)
- $110,750.00 - Teacher - attacked by a student which result in a back injury.J.B. v. AmeriPro Garage Doors (workers’ compensation)
- $110,750.00 - Foreman/Technician - injured groin and low back lifting a garage door.R.P. v. Captain D’s Seafood (workers’ compensation)
- $100,000.00 - Prep Cook - slipped and fell injuring her back, knees and wrist. F.M. v. WalMart (workers’ compensation)
- $100,000.00 - Produce Associate - emptying organic bins and injured his shoulder.P.G. v. L.L. Welding Inc
. (workers’ compensation)
- $100,000.00 - Painter - Injured left ankle when he fell off a ladder. R.M. v. E.G. (automobile negligence)
- $100,000.00 - The plaintiff suffered injuries to her neck, back and head in a rear-end collision.D.S. v. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (workers’ compensation)
- $85,000.00 - Sheriff’s Deputy - injured his knee while making an arrest.M.K. v. Northern Electric (workers’ compensation)
- $73,417.10 - Electrical Worker - injured back carrying gutters.G.H. v. Pyramid Excavation (workers’ compensation)
- $65,000.00 - Mechanic - injured his leg when a pressurized tank exploded.V.N. v. Waste Managemen
t (workers’ compensation)
- $62,500.00 - Mechanic - injured low back lifting break drums.C.P. v. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (personal injury)
- $47,500.00 - Slip and fall resulting in injuries to neck, back and shoulder.R.P. v E.H. (automobile negligence)
- $25,000.00 - Rear-end collision with injuries to neck and back.