Mark Cantor successfully represented Kevin Cook in a claim against Wal-Mart Associates Inc. Mr. Cook’s job for Wal-Mart was as a “dairy stocker” and required him to walk in and out of a large refrigerated area to stock shelves with milk products. On March 17, 2010, he was walking backwards while carrying empty milk crates and he fell over a pallet jack of a forklift that had been negligently left in his path by a co-employee. He reported his injury immediately to his supervisor, but Wal-Mart did not want to pay him the fair value of his wrist fracture. Wal-Mart attempted to reduce the value of his claim by referencing an earlier fracture to the wrist and by sending him to a Dr. Richard Howard who said that he had no impairment rating. In other words, despite the fact that he had a distal radius fracture they thought he had 0% disability and was not entitled to any money for permanent partial disability.
A mediation was held and Wal-Mart refused to pay the fair value and so the case could not settle. Mark Cantor pushed the case towards trial and arranged for the deposition for his physician who believed that Mr. Cook had a significant disability as a result of the wrist fracture and evaluated the disability at 30% of the wrist. The day of the doctor’s scheduled deposition the case settled for 20% of the wrist and despite Wal-Mart’s initial assertions that money was not owed, Wal-Mart Associates Inc. paid a significant amount to resolve the claim.
If nothing else, the above case reveals an important lesson: experience in worker’s compensation law counts, and Mark Cantor has literally written a book about it. Mark has almost 20 years experience helping inured workers fight giant companies like Walmart who fight to avoid paying for injuries sustained on the job.
If you are hurt on the job and need aggressive, experienced representation, call St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyer Mark Cantor at Cantor & Burger today: (314) 542-9999.