$223,000.00 Settlement of Lumbar Herniation

Case Study

December 23, 2015

An employee from Dillsburg, PA, working as a Harrisburg-area territory manager for Arbor Pharmaceuticals, sustained a work injury described as a low back herniation. We filed a Claim Petition for the injured worker because the insurance carrier, Twin City Fire Insurance Co., had denied his claim. The insurance carrier had the injured worker attend an independent medical examination and the IME physician reported that the injured worker had sustained a work-related lumbar disc herniation at L4-5 and aggravation of pre-existing L4-5 disc herniation. While the case was being actively litigated, the case ultimately settled for $223,000 via a compromise and release.