Recovered $100,000. The client was injured in an automobile collision while working as a surveyor and suffered an L5 lumbar radiculopathy as well as a d disc protrusion at the L3, L4, L5, and SI levels.
The injured employee was a land surveyor who was injured while involved in a motor vehicle collision with another vehicle. The injured employee resided in Florida but was on work assignment in Louisiana.
The injured employee suffered a L5 lumbar radiculopathy as well as a disc protrusion at the L3, L4, L5, and SI levels.
The complete diagnoses for this employee included:
- S1 Radiculopathy Left
- L5 Radiculopathy Right
- Disc Protrusion L3, L4, L5, & S1
- Spinal Stenosis L5 & S1
- Disc Bulge C6 & C7
The employee received extensive physical therapy in Florida, due to his work-related automobile collision, and also received several prescription medications as a result of his injury.
The employee treated with an orthopedic surgeon as well as a pain medicine specialist.
Even though the injured employee had not reached Maximum Medical Improvement and continued to require medical treatment, the employee chose to seek and eventually accept a lump sum settlement, because the employee did not want to undergo the back surgery which had been prescribed for him.
Nonetheless, the medical records in this matter all supported the basis that this employee’s injury was permanent and that the injury rendered this employee incapable of returning to his previous employment as a surveyor.
Prior to the disbursement of the settlement funds, the employee’s child support lien needed to be resolved and was successfully satisfied.
The injured employee received a total of $304,509 in compensation from the workers compensation insurance company, including a full and final settlement of $100,000.