$250,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement
Attorney: Christopher Brantley
An over-the-road truck driver suffered a serious shoulder injury while operating equipment which caused rotator cuff tear and shoulder dysfunction. The shoulder had previous non-work related arthroplasty/joint replacement, and an orthopedic surgeon recommended corrective reconstructive surgery following a period of conservative therapy including physical therapy, pain management, ice therapy, and activity modification.
Plaintiff opted to forego surgery and underwent a functional capacity evaluation to determine permanent restrictions. The defendant carrier paid all medical expenses and temporary total disability benefits during the period of Plaintiff’s recovery.
Parties mediated the claim to an impasse but subsequently reached a settlement that was structured to include upfront lump-sum payment and monthly compensation benefits guaranteed for 14 years with a total payout of $250,000 and all Industrial Commission costs. The defendants also fully funded a Medicare Set Aside to pay for anticipated future medical care as mandated by Medicare’s Claims Management Services.