Results from Our Boston Personal Injury Lawyers

Sheff Law’s team of Boston personal injury lawyers have a long tradition of getting our clients maximum compensation for their injuries. These are just some of our million-dollar-plus outcomes. We also routinely settle cases in the upper six-figure range:


For the families of two workers who suffered severe burn injuries resulting in death. An explosion occurred in a confined area of an industrial workplace. The cause of the explosion was disputed.

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The plaintiff was returning from dropping his son at school when a commercial van pulled in front of his vehicle’s path. He suffered a closed head injury in the resulting collision.

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For a forty-five-year-old woman who was seriously brain damaged. Our firm was prepared to call seven expert witnesses to testify as to liability and extent of the damages, including one of the world’s leading brain injury experts.


Homeowner suffered permanent injuries due to negligent repair of their oil tank. In December 2009, after having their oil tank filled and the heat restored, the furnace began to puff smoke into their partially finished basement.

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For the family of a man who was killed by a compressed air explosion due to unsafe working conditions. Sheff Law represented his wife and children in the lawsuit.

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Type: Brain Injury


Our client, a 67-year-old woman, was traveling southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike when she was struck in the head by a wheel that had disengaged from a Honda Accord traveling in the opposite direction.

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61-year-old iron-worker falls from bridge construction project resulting in paraplegia.

Case involving a car accident victim who sustained a spinal cord injury after being ejected from his vehicle as a result of allegedly defective equipment. This suit influenced a major automobile manufacturer to redesign and to install new safety equipment in their new vehicles.

Recovery for a forty-six-year-old tunnel worker who fell off a ladder while working in an unlit area during the night shift at a construction site. He received no treatment for his alleged brain injuries until nearly a year after the incident. Initial CT and MRI testing were reported as negative. This settlement was achieved without formal mediation, arbitration or trial.


For a forty-five year old man who suffered serious personal injuries, including brain damage, when he fell off of a nine foot tall crate while at work.


Fernando A, et. als., v. J.K. Scanlan Company, Inc., et als. (2010) Middlesex Superior Court, Woburn, Massachusetts.

Construction site accident involving two masons which was tried to a successful jury verdict for the Plaintiffs. At trial evidence was put on showing that a pallet of plywood dropped down an elevator shaft falling on both Plaintiffs who were working below. The incident resulted in major back injuries and permanent partial disabilities for both Plaintiffs.


For the death of a man who left a wife and two grown sons. Sheff Law demonstrated that the value of a father’s care, guidance and advice may far exceed his earnings.


Our client was working as a security guard when he stepped on a nail while performing his routine rounds at his jobsite. The Defendant was allegedly aware its premises were dangerous.

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Our client, a 6-year-old boy, was struck by falling lumber in a large home improvement store. The falling wood caused his head to slam into the concrete floor, knocking him unconscious.

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Type: Car Accidents


Settlement for a 65-year-old woman, whose vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into the oncoming lane, resulting in a head-on collision with a van. Through intensive investigation and case work-up, we were able to establish that the oncoming vehicle was speeding, resulting in recovery of an additional 1.5 million dollars, which was critical as the driver who rear-ended our client had only minimal insurance coverage. In addition, we were able to obtain $150,000 from our client’s underinsured motorist insurance, with a waiver of the insurer’s reimbursement right, as well as a $250,000 worker’s compensation settlement, despite an initial coverage denial.

Our client was a 21-year-old apprentice working for a roofing company. He detached his safety harness from an anchorage point so he could move further down the roof to attach to the next anchorage point. While doing so, he lost his footing and fell off the roof landing on the ground 30-35 feet below. He suffered orthopedic injuries and a traumatic brain injury. Through aggressive discovery, counsel also learned that this general contractor had been investigated by OSHA for multiple similar incidents at projects around the country. The case was settled at mediation in one session.


For a construction site accident resulting in mild brain injury and a herniated disc in the plaintiff’s lower back. Although the defendant testified that the plaintiff was working in a prohibited area, Sheff Law was able to procure testimony that the defendant requested the plaintiff to work in the are in question.

Type: Car Accident & Brain Injury


In January 2007, our client was a passenger in a vehicle caused to overturn on the highway by a tractor trailer. The tractor trailer veered into the path of the vehicle our client was traveling in. Police noted that the tractor trailer made an unsafe lane change.

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Type: Motor Vehicle Accident


Plaintiff, a 42-year old, married mother of two small children suffered a fractured pelvis injury and post-traumatic stress when a motor vehicle driven by an older man struck her while she was standing with her young son. At the time of the incident, Plaintiff was a stay-at-home mom and as a result, no lost wages were alleged. The attorneys at Sheff Law obtained reports from orthopedists and psychologists to demonstrate both the physical and emotional impact that the injury had on the plaintiff, her marriage and family.


Wrongful death for worker who was struck and killed by a locomotive.


For a single forty-five-year-old man who sustained an L5-S1 disc herniation in a tractor trailer accident. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant was speeding, was following too closely and was not paying proper attention to traffic conditions. Sheff Law was able to procure an admission from the defendant that he violated the Department of Transportation Regulations regarding the transporting of hazardous materials, which helped to disprove the defendant’s version of how the accident occurred.


22-year-old siding contractor was electrocuted to death when staging he was moving came in contact with a live 7600 Volt electrical wire.


For a man who suffered an electrical shock while working on a piece of machinery. Defendants claimed he caused his own injury by improperly touching live wires. At trial, Sheff Law disproved that theory with physical evidence which established that the only cause of the accident was an unreasonably dangerous component part of the machine.

Note: These verdicts and settlements are provided for informational purposes only and do not reflect any guarantee of recovery on any prospective case.