August 24, 2016
A Teamsters Union member from Jersey Shore, PA, working as a steward/runner/fuel truck operator for OTIS Eastern, sustained a work injury described as right shoulder strain in January 2013 which the insurance carrier, Travelers & Surety Company, accepted. In January 2014, the insurance carrier had the injured worker attend an independent medical examination with Greg Hawk, M.D., who reported that he had reached maximal medical improvement and that he could work under light-duty work restrictions with no overhead use of his right arm. The parties attended a Voluntary Mediation. Without the need for litigation, the case ultimately settled for $245,000 via a compromise and release and the Judge approved the settlement.