29th Oct 2016
JUST THE FACTS:
While working under the scope of employment, Employee obtained multiple injuries to the low back occurring from more than one event.
Treatment for Employee has consisted of X-rays, MRIs, injections, nerve blocks, surgery and physical therapy with numerous physicians and specialists.
For the first injury, Employer and Insurer paid approximately $146,941.75 in medical expenses, as well as $2,935.83 in Temporary Total Disability (sick pay). Permanent Partial Disability was assessed at 35% of the body as a whole to the lumbar back; equivalent to a gross payment for this injury of $52,311.00.
For the second injury, Employer and Insurer paid no medical expenses for the employee, but Permanent Partial Disability was assessed ay 6.25% of the body as a whole to the lumbar back; equivalent to a gross payment for this second injury of $9,019.25.
Attorney fees: 25% of ($52,311.00 + $9,019.25) plus payment of out-of-pocket expenses of $1,769.88.
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