Virginia Workers’ Compensation Testimonials
Motor Vehicle Accident
A. Gonzales — I injured my right hand in Williamsburg, Virginia, and then I moved to Indiana. The insurance company denied my claim and refused medical care. I called Mr. Lutkenhaus. He got me my medical care including an operation, and he got me a $100,000.00 settlement.
Ms. Beard — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Comp case after I injured my right hand in a slip and fall at my place of employment in Ashland, Virginia.
Mr. Clark — I injured my right arm at work in Warsaw, Virginia. Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Comp case for me because my IQ and arm injury prevented me from doing any other work. He also got me Social Security Disability for the same reasons.
T. Markel — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Comp case for $125,000.00 after I had an arm injury in Fredericksburg, Virginia that prevented my pre-injury work as an 18-wheeler driver.
J. Scott — My work accident happened when I fell while delivering a 50-pound oxygen tank to a patient, jerking my low back. I had a discectomy, was placed on permanent medium duty work restrictions, and could not return to my pre-injury job. I was out of work for 3 years, my bills piled up, and I ended up losing my house. I found Gerald Lutkenhaus on the internet. He represented me in my Virginia workers’ compensation case and got me a settlement of $105,700. I am now looking to buy a new house and have returned to work. I would certainly recommend him to anyone with a workplace injury.
K. Laprave — I hurt my back at work on December 1, 2008 and filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. I had two operations on my back but I could not return to my manufacturing job. I had a prior injury to my right hand, which made clerical jobs difficult. At first, the insurance company did not want to settle because they claimed I was working on the side in a photography business. But, Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my case for $115,000.
J. Maxey — I had two injuries to my back nine years apart. Even though I was injured in the workplace, the insurer denied the second accident saying it was still the first injury. I could work after the first one, but I could not walk after the second one. I called Lutkenhaus because I was looking for the best lawyer I could find for my claim. He took it to the Commission and just before the hearing we had a mediation and worked out a good settlement of my case.
J. Urbonas — I injured my back in rollover accident in Petersburg, VA and then moved to California. He represented me for years on this and got me a settlement of over $150,000.00 for my back injury. He is a wonderful lawyer.
C. Aliva — I went to Mr. Lutkenhaus after I had had two accidents at work in Petersburg, Virginia. I fell from a ladder on my butt and continued to work. Two weeks later I injured my back installing insulation but my butt starting hurting worse. The Insurance Company denied my tail bone injury claiming I had not reported the first accident. Lutkenhaus filed a claim for me and obtained a great settlement of my case.
J.E. Harrell, II — Another attorney referred me to Mr. Lutkenhaus for my work comp back injury. He got me an Award for the full 500 weeks of compensation and lifetime medical benefits. My case was unique but I was well represented and he kept me up to speed on all developments. I was very pleased and highly recommend him.
W. Cofield — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Compensation case for my chronic back problem for $120,000.00.
W. Morris — Mr. Lutkenhaus did a wonderful job for me for my back and neck injury. I was injured in Blackstone, Virginia but I moved to Texas, but he got my back surgery for me. He then worked out a settlement for me for $400,000.00. This will help me for the rest of my life. I was severely disabled after five surgeries.
M. Sanford — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Farmville, Virginia Workers’ Compensation case after showing I still suffered from my original back injury at work even though I had an intervening back problem at home.
M. Short — I had a severe back injury at work in Farmville, Virginia but the company failed to file the necessary paperwork with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission within two (2) years of the date of the accident. The insurance company then tried to say the claim had expired. Mr. Lutkenhaus managed to show I had the right to rely on representations made by my employer and the insurance company and obtained a $100,000 settlement and lifetime medical care.
Mr. Parker — Mr. Lutkenhaus resolved my Workers’ Compensation accident for my lumbar injury I suffered in Petersburg, Virginia for $117,500.00.
Mr. Simpson — I had failed back injury syndrome due to an injury in Montpelier, Virginia. Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Compensation case for $165,000.00.
D. Edmonds — I did not want to have a second back surgery and Mr. Lutkenhaus managed to settle my case for $145,000.00.
D. Hargrove — I had back injury and Mr. Lutkenhaus resolved my case for a favorable amount.
A. Nicholson — Mr. Lutkenhaus resolved my back injury case for $90,000.00.
T. Mitchner — I fell 20 feet from a ladder at work. I suffered a back sprain and concussion that later developed chronic headaches. The insurer agreed to cover the back injury but disputed the head injury on the grounds the doctors did not support it until a week after the accident. I chose Attorney Lutkenhaus based off of the prior client testimonials I read on the internet, and I was also impressed with his Avvo lawyer rating. I got a favorable settlement due to the hard work of Mr. Lutkenhaus and his paralegal Rose. They are both experienced and knowledgeable. My wife and I were very pleased with their representation and professionalism. Keep up the great work!
P.C. Jones — I had a head injury at work 10 years ago. I picked Attorney Lutkenhaus out of the Yellow Pages for his many years of experience in Virginia Workers’ Compensation law. My Temporary Total compensation expired because Virginia only pays a maximum of 500 weeks. Mr. Lutkenhaus and his staff proved my accident caused a permanent brain injury and got me lifetime compensation. He and his staff were very attentive to my needs and I highly recommend them for the 10 years of service the provided me. In my opinion, he is the best lawyer in Richmond!
Ms. Harris — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my headache Petersburg Workers’ Comp case for $115,000.00.
Mr. R.C. — I had a severe Workers’ Compensation brain injury in Louisa County, Virginia. Mr. Lutkenhaus settled this for $1,450,000.00. It will provide lifetime annuities to me and my caretaker worth $5,000,000.00.
J. Lipscomb — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my post-traumatic headache Workers’ Compensation case for $192,000.00.
S. Travis — I had fallen from a scaffold in Caroline County, Virginia and injured my head and wrist. My Workers’ Compensation case was denied because I had recently smoked marijuana. Mr. Lutkenhaus proved the marijuana had nothing to do with my fall and serious injury.
S. Freeman — I suffered a concussion in a school bus accident in Petersburg, Virginia, and Mr. Lutkenhaus resolved my Workers’ Comp case for $120,000.00.
E. Ericastilla — I fell from a ladder and hurt my knee. My wife read about Jerry on www.lawyers.com. He was very patient with me even though I speak very little English. I heard he was one of the best lawyers for workers’ compensation in Virginia. I think his representation in court was “state of the art” as far as I was concerned. He won my case and got me compensation for my knee.
M. Stockman — I injured my foot at work when I got off my dump truck. The insurer said I committed a safety violation and denied my claim. I found Gerald in the phonebook–he had a really nice ad. He won my claim and medical care. Then he got me a $68,000 settlement.
J. Diace — I tripped over a tanker hose at work in Ashland, VA and severely injured my right foot. The insurer paid for my treatment and compensation for 2 years. Then I moved to Florida and wanted to settle. Attorney Lutkenhaus negotiated a $205,000.00 settlement for me.
M. Craft — I do home inspections. I tripped over a piece of slate and injured my foot. I am 60 years old and my foot did not heal. Another attorney referred me to Jerry Lutkenhaus. My employer said I should have gone back to work. Lutkenhaus filed a claim with the Workers’ Comp Commission, and got me benefits. After surgery on my foot, he got me a great settlement for $110,000.00. If you have an injury or accident at work, you should contact him.
B. Sparks — I injured my foot and broke my pelvis in a tractor rollover accident at work in Ashland, Virginia. I could not walk and the insurer was giving me the run-around. I contacted an attorney in Farmville, Virginia where I live and I asked him for help. He said he would refer me to the best attorney he knew for Virginia Workers’ Compensation. That was Gerald Lutkenhaus. The insurance company was saying I could work, but I was still having operations on my foot. Lutkenhaus got coverage for three operations on my foot and kept me on weekly Workers’ Comp payments for two years. Finally, I was able to go back to work and he worked out a settlement of my case for $185,000. I couldn’t be happier!
G. Hair — Even though my employer denied I was an employee, Mr. Lutkenhaus won my Workers’ Compensation case after I suffered a knee injury while working on a roof in Chester, Virginia.
D. Keller — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Compensation case after I suffered a blood clot as a result of my knee injury at work in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
C. McRaven — I injured my leg in Charlottesville, Virginia and Mr. Lutkenhaus was recommended to me by an attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia as a good Workers’ Compensation lawyer. He handled my case professionally and obtained a settlement for much more than I had hoped for. He also has a great paralegal. I did not think I would get anything for my case because the insurance company doctor said my problem was just due to old age, but Mr. Lutkenhaus got me a very good settlement.
C. Sears — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Compensation knee injury accident in Henrico County, Virginia for $150,000.
G. Hair — In September, Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Comp case for $44,000.00 for my knee injury in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Mr. Davis — I suffered multiple injuries at work when I ran my fork lift over an embankment in Petersburg, Virginia. I lost my compensation because I was imprisoned for unrelated reasons. Mr. Lutkenhaus managed to get my compensation back by showing I still had limitations after getting out of prison and then he obtained a favorable settlement for me.
Virginia Court of Appeals
Suggs — Mr. Lutkenhaus won my workers’ comp case in the Virginia Court of Appeals after showing my treating doctors’ opinions about my disability were more persuasive than the opinions of the insurance company.
Critically Ill Husband
G. Crist — My husband and myself would like to thank Mr. Lutkenhaus and Rose for being there when my husband was critically ill and we had no income. Mr. Lutkenhaus represented me on workers’ comp, and he represented my husband on his disability retirement from the State of Virginia and on his Social Security Disability. He showed great concern and worked for us in a very professional way. Words cannot express my gratitude.
J. Urbonas — I injured my back in rollover accident in Petersburg, Virginia and then moved to California. Mr. Lutkenhaus represented me for years on this and got me a settlement of over $150,000.00 for my back injury. He is a wonderful lawyer.
W. Morris — Mr. Lutkenhaus did a wonderful job for me for my back and neck injury. I was injured in a truck accident in Blackstone, Virginia, but I moved to Texas. Mr. Lutkenhaus got my back surgery for me and then worked out a settlement for me for $400,000.00. I was severely disabled after five surgeries, so this will help me for the rest of my life.
C. Wilson — I injured my knee and pelvis in a car crash in Louisa, Virginia. I had run off the road after hitting a deer. The employer denied I was on a company errand. I could not do my old job due to the constant bending. Mr. Lutkenhaus fought for me and obtained a very favorable settlement.
M. Charity — I was rear-ended by another vehicle on my job site in Ashland, Virginia. The insurer tried to cut off my compensation but Mr. Lutkenhaus fought them off and got me $100,000.00 settlement for post traumatic headaches.
W. Gwaltney — I had a foot injury while driving a tractor trailer in Goochland, Virginia. My employer disputed my disability and my accident, but Mr. Lutkenhaus won my case.
A. Beckner — With the help of Mr. Lutkenhaus, The Virginia Court of Appeals affirmed my award for MRSA, which I had contracted at the hospital where I worked.
W. Anderson — I worked as a school custodian. I injured my right shoulder lifting a desk and could not continue working. I contacted Lutkenhaus because I heard he was number one. He got me a good settlement for my shoulder. I recommend him and his paralegal Rose to anyone who had an injury or work accident.
R.E. Clarke — I am 73 years old and suffered a right rotator cuff injury at work in Richmond, Virginia. Due to my accident, I could no longer drive a truck for a living. I contacted Gerald for help. My employer offered me a job as a dispatcher starting at 3:00am. I refused this job and the insurer cut off my compensation. Gerald went to court and fought for me. We managed to settle my case for $150,000.00. As far as I’m concerned, Gerald is one of the best workers’ compensation lawyers in Richmond.
T. Wilson — I was pushing a 400 pound cabinet in Petersburg and injured my right shoulder. I couldn’t continue in that job but I did find a light duty job. I phoned Jerry Lutkenhaus to help me with my case. He kept me on partial weekly compensation until he was able to work out a settlement for $150,000.00. He did a great job for me.
I. Grey — I injured my left shoulder pulling on a plane door while working as a flight attendant. I went to Mr. Lutkenhaus. He got me over 300 weeks of compensation and a settlement for my shoulder.
J. Pace — Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Comp case for $195,000.00 after I had a shoulder injury that prevented my pre-injury work in Petersburg, Virginia.
Ms. Clark — I hurt my shoulder when I slipped and fell at work in Chesterfield, Virginia. Mr. Lutkenhaus settled my Workers’ Compensation case after showing I continued to have shoulder problems after my injury.
Fitzgerald — I injured my shoulder shoveling asphalt at my job in Bowling Green, Virginia. Even though I had not gone to a doctor until 2 months after my shoulder injury, Mr. Lutkenhaus won my Workers’ Compensation case.
F. Newcomb — Mr. Lutkenhaus won my Workers’ Comp case after I slipped on a black substance on the stairs and fell on my shoulder at work in Farmville, Virginia.
V. Bennett — Mr. Lutkenhaus resolved my shoulder injury claim against my employer for $90,000.00.
H. Grimm — I hurt my right shoulder in Sandston, Virginia an accident. Due to this injury, I overused my left shoulder and injured it also. Mr. Lutkenhaus got me 500 weeks of compensation and a settlement for $125,000.00 based on the loss of both my shoulders. I was very pleased with the way he and his staff handled my case. I don’t think he has any room for improvement.
D. Parker — I injured my left shoulder in a trucking accident. I had heard Mr. Lutkenhaus knew Virginia Workers’ Compensation law and he does. He got me a great settlement and he is top notch.
C. Smith — My husband died in a car accident at work in Glen Allen, Virginia. The insurance company claimed the accident could not be explained since no one knew why my husband’s vehicle ran off the road. Mr. Lutkenhaus got me a good settlement by showing my husband was entitled to the Virginia Death Presumption.
C. Morris — My husband died in a motor vehicle accident at work in New Kent, Virginia. The insurance company denied the claim because it was an unexplainable accident. Attorney Lutkenhaus did a great job investigating the case. He found a witness and got a nice settlement for me.
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Settlements and verdicts in all cases depend on various factors and circumstances which are unique to each case.
Therefore, past results in cases are not a guarantee or prediction of similar results in future cases which Mr. Lutkenhaus may undertake.