$205,000 Settlement for Work-Related Low Back Injury

Case Study

December 8, 2015

An employee from  Shamokin, PA, working as a lab technician for a hospital, sustained a work-related injury in October 2010, which the insurance carrier, Eastern Alliance, accepted as lumbar spine radiculopathy. The insurance carrier filed a Modification Petition alleging that work was generally available within the employee’s restrictions and while the labor market survey was being actively litigated, the case ultimately settled for a lump sum of $205,000.00 via a compromise and release. Before the workers’ compensation settlement, the injured worker received $305,972.11 in wage loss benefits and $78,849.61 in medical benefits.