Successful Cases

For over 35 years, The Law Offices of Gary Rodich continues to aggressively pursue each client’s interests and work toward the best possible outcome in every case. We have had numerous settlements in excess of a million dollars in value, and in total, have recovered more than $6 million on behalf of clients. We are not afraid to take a case to Trial if we feel our client is not getting fair value from the insurance company. We offer the following success stories to demonstrate the results achieved by our office.

    • Settlement for Catastrophic Auto vs Motorcycle Accident $11,000,000.00

      One of our clients was catastrophically injured in an auto vs motorcycles accident. as a result of the accident the applicant lost use of his left arm below his shoulder. Multiple medical procedures later and with additional issues to the workers neck and back and the need for life time medical treatment and care. Our client received an 11 million dollar settlement assuring that he will never have to work another day in his life and that all his medical needs will be taken care of.

    • Settlement for Injured Worker $11,000,000.00

      Settlement for an injured worker who lost the use of his arm in an auto accident going home from work.

      Our client was leaving work to make a delivery for his employer. He, unfortunately, entered into a serious auto accident which resulted in the total loss of use of his arm along with neck, back, and psychiatric injuries. Future medical was going to result in multiple surgeries and possible psych hospitalization. Two years of negotiation netted out client a settlement of $11,000,000.

    • Payments and Treatment for Life $4,876,000.00

      Our client sustained an injury when he was run over by a car. After receiving considerable medical treatment for several years, our client received a civil settlement of $4.75 million. Traditionally when an injured worker receives a civil settlement, the settlement proceeds are deducted against any award they receive in Workers Compensation. At trial, our office was successful in getting Defendant to waive any credit rights they had. Additionally, we were able to get our client an additional $126,000, payments for the rest of his life, and his future medical care covered for the rest of his life.

    • Settlement for Pedestrian Accident Victim $3,200,000.00

      Our client was crushed between a tow truck and a pole. as a result of the injury the applicant was hospitalized for 30 days and developed back, neck, and leg problems. the injured worker also developed a blood problem that required lifetime medicine to manage medical issues which arose from thyroid issues that were aggravated by the worker's injury. The insurance company and our firm were able to resolve the continuing costs of the treatment and medicine for over 3 million dollars assuring the worker's medical needs are taken care of for the rest of their life...our continued dedication to protecting our client's future needs allowed us to reject earlier offers of 1 million dollars and raise the offer to the 3 plus million dollar settlement.

    • Machine Operator for Botched Surgery $1,300,000.00

      A machine operator represented by The Law Offices of Gary Rodich injured her back while lifting a box of thread at work. After a long and difficult course of treatment and care, it was ultimately decided she needed surgery. The insurance company refused to authorize the back surgery for our client. The Law Offices of Gary Rodich forced the insurance company to trial on the issue of back surgery. After convincing a Judge to authorize the back surgery the applicant underwent the surgery the applicant’s case eventually settled for $1.5 Million dollars.

    • 100% Disabled Worker $1,200,000.00

      The applicant sustained an injury to his neck and back due to repetitive work. The case was originally denied by the insurance company and employer. After successfully overturning the denial, we were able to obtain multiple back surgeries for the applicant. Defendant made an offer of $150,000.00 which was rejected. After taking the case to trial, we were able to obtain an award of 100% which guaranteed the applicant lifetime benefits. Subsequent to our favorable trial decision, we resolved the future medical component for $1.2 million.

    • Verdict for 100% Disabled Worker $1,200,000.00

      Our firm obtained a verdict of 1.2 million on behalf of a client who suffered significant repetitive work injuries to the neck and back. After overturning the initial claim denial, our attorneys were able to successfully help the applicant receive multiple back surgeries. The applicant was offered a settlement of $150,000, which our firm rejected. We then took the case to trial and successfully secured an award of 100% disability, entitling the applicant to lifetime benefits. We resolved the future medical aspect of the case for 1.2 million, helping ensure a more stable future for our client.

    • Laborer Wins for Injured Ankle $995,000.00

      The Law Offices of Gary Rodich represented a laborer who fractured his ankle jumping off the back of a work truck. After surgery where two pins were put in his ankle, he developed a diabetic condition which the Law Offices of Gary Rodich obtained approval for medical treatment and care. The initial offer to settle this case was $75,000.00. After lengthy negotiations, we were able to get the insurance company to increase the offer to $975,000.00.

    • Personal Injury Settlement $975,000.00

      Our Law Firm most recently settled a personal injury claim as a result of an automobile accident occurring in July of 2021. In July of 2021 our client was traveling in Agoura Hills California when his car was struck by a negligent driver. Our client sustained injuries to his spine and neck. After 3-4 months of physical therapy our client eventually had a microdiscectomy surgery to his low back.

      The insurance company attempted to argue that the accident did not lead to the need for the surgery and offered $50,000 to resolve the claim. After, a year of depositions and discovery they increased their offer to $400,000. Believing the value of the claim was greater than that we continued with aggressive case handling and eventually resolved the claim for $975,000 for our client..a truly great result.

    • Settlement Obtained for Restaurant Manager $949,700.00

      The manager at a Mimi's Cafe slipped and fell. Defendants initially made little effort to obtain treatment and attempted to minimize the injured workers' claim. many years of treatment and care later the applicant developed bilateral knee problems and had multiple surgeries including back surgery. we were successful in having the applicant declared totally disabled. the injured worker continued to obtain treatment and care. we were successful in having the insurance company pay 100,000 dollars more to move the applicant to a downstairs apartment and pay for increased rent. As the claim went on the insurance company offered $650,000 to settle the claim. We eventually were able to increase the offer to settle the claim for $949,700.

    • Recoveries Won for Injured Teacher’s Aide $750,000.00

      A teacher’s aide slipped while on-the-job and suffered what seemed to be a minor injury. However, as time went on, the injury worsened significantly and needed surgeries to address. The insurance company acting as opposition wanted to settle for a minimal amount but our team at The Law Offices of Gary Rodich is adamant about getting every penny our clients’ need and deserve. It took a bit more than a year but we were able to get her five times as much compensation as she was first offered, ending at a healthy $750,000.

    • Settlement for Hand/Arm Injury $685,000.00

      Our client injured his arm and hand while working for an apartment complex. Specifically, a grinder cut his arm. The injured worker retained our office and we were able to get him to one of the top surgeons in the state to repair the damage to his arm and hand. Realizing the value of this case, Defendant's offered the injured worker $100,000 in an attempt to settle his claim. The injured worker, based on our guidance, rejected the offer. Rodich Law continued to work up the case and creatively argue a total loss of earnings. This was despite the fact that the injured worker was working at another job. After extensive negotiations, our office was able to get the injured worker a settlement of $685,000 or six times the initial offer.

    • Continuous physical injury over 18 years of work $600,000.00

      Long term employee gets $600,000 for continuous physical injury over 18 years of work

      Our client was a long term employee of a construction company. as a result of his 18 years of hard physical labor the applicant required neck surgery ,back surgery and a knee replacement. The insurance companies original offer to settle the case was $75,000. Our aggressive approach at Trial and continued negotiation ended with a settlement of $600,000 for the injured worker who said "he never has to work another day in his life" due to this settlement.

    • Stroke Case $600,000.00

      One of our most interesting cases in a few years just resolved last month. We recently took in a long-term employee who worked for the studios. The injured worker had a stroke at work. The stroke left the applicant partially paralyzed. Defendants immediately denied the claim. The applicant was placed in a skilled nursing facility and eventually sent home in need of therapy and continuing treatment. After review of all components of the applicants, age health status and prolonged litigation parties attempted to resolve the claim at the outset. The original offer on the case from the defendants was $40,000. No response was given. Defendants raised their offer to $100,000 and subsequently to $200,000. Two more attempts were made by defendants one at $350,000 and one at $450,000. We believed the value of the case to be in the range of $550,000-$625,000 and informed defendants of such. Two weeks later this matter was resolved and approved at the WCAB for $600,000.

    • Settlement for Over-Worked Electrician $600,000.00

      Our client was a long term employee of an electronic company who was required to work 60 hour weeks. after 15 years of employment he was fired based upon a down sizing of the company. we filed a stress claim on his behalf. the insurance company denied the claim and offered $5,000 to settle the claim in its early stages. we were eventually sucessfull in having the employer accept the stress claim. after two years of temporary disability and treatment and care we were able to settle the claim for $600,000 making a very happy and satisfied client.

    • Settlement for Maintenance Supervisor $500,000.00

      An injured worker tore his Achilles heel while performing his job as a maintenance supervisor. The insurance company took the initial position of denying the case. After proceeding to Trial and winning on the issue of whether the injury happened at work the insurance company agreed to pick up all back temporary disability and surgery. The surgery ended up causing the injured worker to need dialysis. After a very aggressive negotiation, we were successful in getting the applicant a settlement of $500,000.

    • Slip and Fall at Work $435,000.00

      Applicant passed out from an anxiety attack at work sustaining injuries to her shoulder and neck. To treat for her orthopedic injury, Applicant consumed Tylenol. Over the course of several weeks of taking Tylenol, Applicant developed acute liver complications.

      Applicant had a considerable amount of pre-existing issues with her liver. Defendant maintained the position that all internal issues were pre-existing and not due to her work injury. We were able to get applicant treatment from a liver specialist, paid for by Defendant, despite Defendant maintaining a denial of the injury. Applicant was released by the liver specialist with no indication that any further treatment was necessary. To resolve all issues, Defendant's offered $50,000.00. Through aggressive litigation, and pushing the matter to trial, we were able to resolve the matter for $435,000.00.

    • Injured Worker $395,000.00

      The applicant sustained a repetitive work injury to her neck back and shoulders. At the outset, Defendant made an initial offer of $2,500 based on an Industrial Clinic report finding no injury. After 5 years of discovery, deposing multiple doctors, and litigating this matter, we were successful and obtaining a $395,000 lump sum for the applicant.

    • Repetitive Work Trauma $378,000.00

      The Applicant, an insurance adjuster, sustained multiple injuries due to her repetitive work with her employer. After several years of treatment, Defendant offered the Applicant $100,000. That offer was rejected. At hearing, after further discovery, the parties eventually agreed to settle the case for $378,000.00.

    • COVID Death Case $360,000.00

      We recently settled a case for the dependents of a truck driver who passed from Covid. Defendants denied industrial death. The applicant was a housekeeper sent into an old age home where 21 patients died from covid death. We were successful in having the defendants pick up industrial causation without any discount for the value of full benefits. This matter was resolved for $360,000 full value of death benefits and burial expenses.

      Please keep us in mind for any referrals you may have. We pride ourselves on aggressively pushing our cases for the maximum amount possible irrespective of the time it takes. Stay safe out there.

    • Settlement For Long Term Jeweler $350,000.00

      A Jeweler sustained injury because of his repetitive work duties. Defendants at the beginning of the case offered to settle for $5,000.00. After getting his case accepted and getting the insurance company to authorize medical treatment, his case settled for $350,000.

    • Settlement For Injured Tech $340,000.00

      Settlement for an injured worker who was hit in the back of the head by a metal rod falling while exiting his workspace.

      After pushing aside a curtain to leave, the curtain rod fell on his head. As a result, he developed speech impediments and other cognitive issues. With significant treatment across a couple of years, our client made significant improvements. We secured a $340,000.00 settlement on his behalf.

    • Settlement for Wage and Hour $302,000.00

      Our client sustained a slip and fall injury while at work. In review of her wage statement and after further discussions, we noticed that she had several wage and hour issues. Ultimately a wage and hour suit was brought against her employer resulting in the $302,000 being recovered for her and similarly situated employees. This settlement was separate and apart from her work injury claim.

    • Settlement Obtained for Injured Housekeeper $300,000.00

      A housekeeper represented by The Law Offices of Gary Rodich injured his back while lifting a bag of dog food for his employer. After multiple surgeries to his spine he subsequently developed psychiatric and internal complaints. We were successful in obtaining approval for psychiatric treatment for the injured worker after being denied by the insurance company. After an initial offer to settle the case of $100,000.00, we aggressively pushed forward to trial. On the date of trial our offices obtained a settlement in the amount of $3 million dollars which took care of the injured workers needs for life.

    • Widow of Deceased Worker $300,000.00

      A widow lost her husband due to the coronavirus. Defendants originally maintained denial of the claim, stating that the deceased obtained coronavirus from outside of work. After completing discovery, Defendants believed that they had no liability. Upon setting this matter for trail, however, Defendant offered $165,000.00 to resolve this case. At trial, the parties were able to resolve this matter for $300,000.00 or the full value that the widow was entitled to.

    • Eye Injury Resulting in Settlement $275,000.00

      A worker sustained an injury to his eye when a piece of metal wire hit him in the face. After procuring emergency surgery and continued treatment with an ophthalmologist, the doctor released him and wrote a report indicating that his case was only worth $4,000.00. Upon review of the medical reports, our office set the deposition of the doctor and was able to discredit his report. After significant discovery, we then set the matter for trial. At trial, the parties agreed upon a settlement for $275,000.00, or over 90 times the original value set forth in the initial doctor's reporting.

    • Settlement for Lower Back Injury $268,000.00

      The applicant sustained a slip and fall injury while working for the employer.  The applicant had surgery, and ultimately, the parties were able to settle the matter for $268,000.00.

    • Settlement for Trip & Fall Accident $268,000.00

      The Applicant injured herself during a trip and fall accident. She sustained injuries to her back, neck and knee. Defendant at the beginning of the claim offered $15,000 to resolve the claim in lieu of additional medical treatment. The defendant had to have back surgery which the was Applicant offered $75,000 to resolve all issues. We continued to push forward to trial until we reached an agreement to settle her claim for $268,000.00.

    • Injured Rock Star Receives 25 Times Initial Settlement Offer $250,000.00

      After a popular rock star performer took a spill during a live concert and seriously injured his neck, he was only offered a $10,000 settlement. Our Woodland Hills workers’ compensation attorneys from The Law Offices of Gary Rodich fought tooth-and-nail for his rights, including taking the case into litigation. We won a final total of $250,000 in recoveries for him, or 25 times greater than what he was first offered.

    • Settlement For Repetitive Work Injuries $245,000.00

      A flight attendant sustained injury because of her repetitive work duties. The insurance company offered $20,000 in lieu of continuing to litigation. However, the offer was rejected and ultimately the case settled for $245,000.00.

    • Long Term Injury $244,000.00

      Applicant injured as a caregiver in 2014 while lifting a patient..defendants for the longest time took a denial position on the case as we continued to aggressively litigate the issue of injury and ongoing temporary disability due and owing the applicant. For a period of 7 years, the defendants offered $25,000 to resolve all issues. On the day of the Trial, the defendants met our demand of $244,000 to resolve all issues.

    • Long Term Employee $243,000.00

      Applicant was a long-time employee with a company where he sustained a repetitive work trauma. Defendants originally offered $10,000.00 to resolve this case. After going to trial and a finding of injury in favor of the Applicant, Defendants increased their offer to $45,000.00. After changing the doctors opinion in cross exam, and facing defeat, Defendant agreed to resolve the matter for $241,000.00.

    • Trial Verdict with Future Medical Care Open $240,000.00

      Our client sustained a repetitive work injury while working as a Tax Auditor. The claim was initially denied by Defendant. After filing for court, Defendant admitted that our client sustained an injury to his back, neck, hands, wrists, shoulders, and stomach. Our client then proceeded to receive considerable medical treatment over the next couple of years. At the conclusion of his treatment, we filed for court.

      At court, Defendant's offered to resolve the matter for $123,000 with our client having the ability to treat his work injuries for life. We countered their offer with a demand of $240,000 with future medical care open for life and back benefits owed to our client. This was rejected by Defendant. The matter was tried and the judge awarded our client $240,000, future medical care, and back benefits were owed.

    • Settlement For Long-Term Worker $225,000.00

      The worker over the course of his employment sustained repetitive injuries to his shoulder, neck, back, hands, and wrists.  At the initial outset, the Defendant had offered the injured worker $35,000.00 to resolve his case.  Upon further litigation, we were able to get the applicant a settlement amount of $225,000.00.

    • Injured Worker $213,000.00

      The applicant sustained injury to his back, neck, wrists, and hands in a car accident. Defendant made an initial offer of $10,000.00 to resolve Applicant's case. After heavy litigation, we were able to get the applicant multiple surgeries to his back and wrist. At conference we settled the matter for $213,000.00; over 20 times the initial offer.

    • Settlement Obtained for Knee Injury $212,000.00

      Our client injured his knee while working. Given the findings it was determined that he would need a knee arthroplasty. Prior to retaining Rodich Law, Defendant refused to authorize a knee arthroplasty or give the monies for our client to pay for it on his own. After taking an aggressive approach and pushing to trial, Defendants agreed to pay our client 212,000 to cover his medical needs for his knee.

    • Construction Accident $200,000.00

      Applicant sustained injury while working at a construction site. He worked for an unlicensed contractor who did not have workers compensation insurance. After significant discovery, we were able to find coverage. At Trial, we successfully argued that the developer should be held liable for the work injury. After getting the insurance company to admit liability for the injury, we then got them to authorize treatment for the top specialists in the state. After getting Defendant to pay the full amount of benefits owed to the Applicant, we were able to settle the case for $200,000.

    • Settlement for Injured Worker Death in India $195,000.00

      Our client filed a claim of injury to his neck, shoulders and back while he was employed in California. While visiting his family in India, unfortunately he passed away. Rodich Law filed a death claim for the surviving spouse claiming that the stress of his employment caused his death. After filing the claim, Defendant offered $5,000 claiming that the case was meritless. Our office procured several medical experts to comment upon the cause of death. After taking several depositions, Defendant then offered $90,000 to resolve the case. Our client declined this offer based on our recommendation. At Trial our office was able to settle the claim for $195,000 or the full value of the surviving spouse's case.

    • Repetitive Work Injury $190,000.00

      Injured worker sustained an injury to his low back and elbow due to repetitive work. The applicant originally hired another firm to represent him. He came to us concerned as he had not yet had any elbow surgery and was told by his then-attorney of record, that $20,000 dollars was an appropriate settlement offer to accept. We then subbed in on the matter and were able to obtain elbow surgery for the applicant. After taking the case to trial, we were able to resolve the case for $190,000.00.

    • Verdict for Client with Repetitive Work Injury $190,000.00

      The Law Offices of Gary Rodich represented a worker who, after suffering lower back and elbow injuries related to repetitive work, was concerned that he had not received elbow surgery. As a result, another attorney at a different firm told the applicant that the $20,000 settlement offered by the insurance company was appropriate. However, after we took over the case, we were able to help the applicant get elbow surgery and secure a verdict of $190,000 at trial.

    • Specific Injury $180,000.00

      The Applicant sustained a specific injury to his shoulders, hands, wrists and back. We successfully got the Applicant shoulder and wrist surgery. After rejecting offers of $50,000 and $100,000, we Tried the matter. Facing defeat, Defendants agreed to pay $180,000, or the full value of the case.

    • Crush Injury $175,000.00

      An employee sustained an injury when he was crushed by an industrial press. He was hospitalized for a week as a result of the injury. Our office was able to get him emergency surgery and a subsequent surgery for his shoulder. Eventually as treatment progressed, the injured worker developed complications with his blood pressure. Our office was able to get the injured workers' internal and orthopedic issues treated through the insurance company. After the doctors stabilized all of his conditions, we were able to resolve the case for 175K.

    • Favorable Resolution for Injured Worker $170,000.00

      Our firm recently resolved a case involving four years of litigation on behalf of a woman who sustained work-related repetitive motion injuries to her back, knees, and neck. The applicant was initially told by doctors that her claim was not worth anything, and she was offered a mere $7,500 settlement. After taking the case, however, our attorneys realized right away that there were deficiencies in the medical reports. We quickly set depositions of all the doctors involved in evaluating the applicant, ultimately achieving a favorable resolution in the amount of $170,000 on behalf of our client.

    • Settlement for Injured Worker $170,000.00

      The injured worker sustained a repetitive work injury to her back, knees, and neck. Upon arrival, the applicant had seen conservative doctors who indicated that her case was valued at zero dollars. The applicant was offered $7,500 to resolve her claim. When she came to us for consultation, we quickly recognized the deficiency in the medical reports and set the depositions of all the doctors who evaluated her. After four years of litigation, we were able to obtain a resolution in favor of the applicant in the amount of $170,000.00.

    • Repetitive Work Trauma $168,000.00

      Application sustained a repetitive work injury. After initial offer of $5,000.00 and a doctor indicating that the applicant doesn’t have any disability, we deposed the doctor who could not substantiate his reporting. Upon further discovery, we were able to get doctors to indicate that only did she have orthopedic issues, but internal and psychiatric issues as well. At Trial, the parties settled the matter for $168,000.00.

    • Repetitive Work Injuries $165,000.00

      Our firm most recently resolved a claim against a large aerospace company in Southern California. Our client was a long-term employee who was required to crawl into airplanes doing electrical work. He worked for the company for 20 years. Through out that time he developed problems with is wrists, shoulders, knees and back. He had an original attorney who recommended settlement of his claim for $25,000. The client fired his original attorney and hired Rodich Law to continue his representation.

      After another 2 years of litigation, cross examination of expert witnesses and aggressive claims handling we were pleased to resolve the employees' claim for $165,000. Over six times the original offer on the claim.

    • Carpenter Wins for Knee & Shoulder Injuries $155,000.00

      The injured worker sustained two injuries while working as a carpenter.  Specifically, the injured worker injured his knee and shoulder.  Defendants did not provide any offer until our first court appearance.  The first offer was $25,000.00.  After denying their offer, we were able to get the Applicant out for surgery.  Defendants refused to increase their offer until trial.  After continuing the trial, the parties eventually were able to settle the matter for $155,000.00.

    • Two Injuries $140,000.00

      The injured worker sustained two injuries while working with his employer. After being diagnosed with only a low back sprain and knee sprain by the Industrial Clinic, the applicant was released to return to work without restrictions. Within two weeks of applicant’s consultation with our office, we were able to get the applicant on disability so that he could receive payments every two weeks while treating for his injuries. Applicant received an additional $140,000 dollars while on disability leave before settling his cases for $116,000.00.

    • Settlement for Repetitive Work Injury $130,000.00

      An employee sustained a repetitive work injury. Initially, Defendants denied liability for the injury because they believed he injured himself with another employer. After conducting discovery, our office filed for Court to challenge Defendants denial of injury. At Court, our office was successful in getting Defendants to admit liability for the injury. We then got the Applicant a neck surgery and post-surgical care, all paid for by the insurance company. Eventually, the matter settled for $130,000 or 25 times the initial offer from Defendant.

    • Settlement for Back Injury $125,000.00

      Our client injured his back while working at a construction site. Prior to retaining our firm, Defendant offered our client $5,000.00 to resolve his claim in lieu of continued litigation. However, we continued to push forward getting the applicant treatment for back surgery and eventually settling his claim for $125K.

    • Settlement For Maintenance Supervisor $100,000.00

      Settlement for an injured worker who hurt his back lifting. While at work, our client was lifting when he injured his back. He had several surgeries before retaining our law firm’s representation. When he retained us, the insurance company didn't want to authorize another surgery. We were able to get the insurance company to authorize the additional surgery and a settlement for ten times their original offer.

    • Settlement for a Claim Filed After Termination $85,000.00

      The injured worker developed back pain due to her repetitive work over several years. She went to a doctor while she was working but never reported her work complaints to her employer. Eventually, she was terminated. After her termination, she filed a Workers Compensation Claim. Defendant's denied the claim stating that she filed her case in retaliation. After settling the matter for court Defendant's offered $10,000 to "buy their peace." Instructing our client to reject the offer, we were ultimately able to settle the matter for $85,000.

    • Recoveries Won for Stress Claim $60,000.00

      Our client was attacked at work by a co-worker. Eventually she was sent to a doctor for independent evaluation. That doctor indicated that her stress was not because of work but because of other events in her life. To aggravate matters, because of the reporting, Defendant was asserting that she owed them $39,000. Our firm was able to get defendant to walk away from $39,000 and pay an extra $60,000.00 in a lump sum.

    • Medical Care & Payment for Life Lifelong

      Lifelong care and pay for an injured police dispatcher. A police dispatcher sustained several injuries during the course and scope of her work. She underwent several surgeries as a result, all of them paid for by her insurance provider. After her surgeries, she still needs more treatment and care. The Law Offices of Gary Rodich got her treatment and medical care covered for the rest of her life, as well as a settlement that will continue to pay her for the rest of her years.

    • Wounded Police Officer Given Treatment & Career All Surgeries Paid For

      The Law Offices of Gary Rodich was honored to be able to manage a claim for a Los Angeles Police Department officer who was hurt while working. He needed back surgery, which was denied by the City of LA. On top of that hardship, the LAPD wanted to discharge the wounded officer because he could not complete regular job duties. We fought the City and protected a protector as a result by securing the necessary surgeries without additional costs to him and making certain he kept his job.