Our office recovered $100,466.00 For Construction Worker Injured at Construction Site when a concrete frame support fell, striking the employee and injuring the employee’s lower back.
Injuries at work are all too common. In this case, the employee, a construction supervisor, was simply viewing the work site when, with no warning or notice, the frame support fell and landed on the employees back. The employee sustained a severe back strain/sprain.
The employer did not contest the incident or the fact that the incident was work related. As a result, the employee received his weekly benefits, two-thirds of his salary. In addition, the employee received full medical coverage and payment for all of his medical bills. In fact, for most workers compensation claims, the employer does not contest the payment of the workers wage benefits or the payment of the medical bills. But this is not to say that the employer agrees with the nature of the injury, the extent of the injury, the permanency or lack of permanency of the injury, the need for future medical care, the ability of the employee to return to work at his prior position and duties and when or if the employee can return to work full duty.
In this case, our office was able to obtain $100,466.00 For Construction Worker Injured at Construction Site for a back sprain. There was no surgery. In fact, surgery was not even recommended.
In the overwhelming majority of the cases, a simple un-operative back sprain is not a large claim. The argument is simple. If the injury was severe, there would have been surgery. But in this case, we were able to prove that the injury was severe. So severe that the employee, despite having a simple back sprain, would not be able to return to his prior position. We were able to prove that the employee would not be able to perform his prior duties. Because of this, we were able to recover a large settlement for the employee.
If you have been injured at work, and you did not have surgery, you may still have the right to a large compensatory claim. Our office has recovered many large awards for workers injured at work with no surgery and no recommendation of surgery. If you believe you have sustained a serious injury, call the Law Firm of Charles J. Gale, P.C.