$178,500 Workers' Compensation Settlement For Back Injury

Case Study

March 24, 2016

Roy from Lebanon, PA, working as a truck driver for Labor Ready, sustained a work injury described as a low back sprain and strain in June 2011, which the insurance carrier, Chartis Claims, accepted. We filed a Review Petition seeking to have the accepted description of injury be amended to include a fracture of T-12. The employee continued to receive wage loss benefits while his case was being litigated. During litigation, the case ultimately settled the future PA Workers’ Compensation benefits for $178,500 via a compromise and release.