Joe was working as a roofer when he fell from a roof sustaining a traumatic brain injury with a skull fracture, cognitive defects, dysphagia, multiple facial bone fractures in July 2012. The workers’ compensation insurance carriers claimed Joe was working for an independent contractor working for the roofing company where he was working when he fell. We filed a Claim Petition and Joe underwent an independent medical examination in December 2014 and the IME physician reported that the employee had significant deficit due to the complete loss of vision of his right eye and due to his memory and cognitive dysfunction. The claim ultimately settled for a lump sum of $305,000.
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