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EDWARDSVILLE – The law firm of Walton Telken Foster, LLC has secured a settlement of $350,000 in permanency for an Illinois man injured in a 2009 workplace incident in Coulterville, Ill.

waltontelkenfosterlogosquareThat’s in addition to the benefits already paid in the amount of $333,667.95 for time off work and for payment of medical bills which totaled over $800,000, the firm said.

Attorney Ronald J. Foster, Jr. of Walton Telken Foster, LLC pursued a Workers’ Compensation claim on behalf of Rodney Jackson after he suffered permanent injury in a 50-foot fall at Rock Branch Iron Works. Jackson fell from a lift at the iron manufacturing site and sustained severe injuries to his head and body. Jackson spent weeks in a medically induced coma. After extensive rehabilitation, Mr. Jackson’s condition has stabilized, but he will require medical care for the remainder of his life.

“Rodney’s recovery from such a horrible accident is nothing short of a miracle,” said Foster

Foster also obtained continued medical care for Jackson’s lifelong orthopedic and health issues.

“Making sure Rodney’s future medical care would be paid for was an important issue in resolving this case.” Foster said. Therefore, as part of the settlement the employer will pay for all of Mr. Jackson’s future medical treatment related to the injury sustained in this accident.

 - From the Illinois Business Journal