The injured worker was a truck owner and operator who was injured in a motor vehicle accident and suffered injuries to his head, neck, back, chest, shoulder, and knees
In particular, the worker’s treating physician diagnosed the worker’s injury as “impingement syndrome, AC arthrosis, and labral tear,” and prescribed both physical therapy and/or surgery for the worker.
An MRI on the worker’s shoulder demonstrated a labral tear and tendinosis.
Though his condition had shown some minor improvement due to physical therapy, this worker still suffered pain in his left shoulder and was unable to return to his work as an owner-operator of a tractor-trailer.
Vocational rehabilitation was begun, and a Labor Market Survey performed, but fortunately, the claim settled before vocational rehabilitation was completed.
A Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) arrangement in the amount of $49,012 was approved by CMS.
This injured truck owner and operator received a total of $146,066 in compensation from the workers compensation insurance company, including a full and final settlement of $105,000.