RI Worker’s Compensation Settlement
Our client in this worker’s compensation case was a line-man employed by a cable company. The client suffered both a low back and neck injury in the course of his employment in 2009. He continued to work while receiving medical treatment. In 2011, our client suffered a second work injury to his back. He was unable to continue doing his heavy duty job and worker’s compensation benefits were obtained for him.
Soon thereafter, his employer filed a petition in the RI Worker’s Compensation Court alleging that the neck injury was not related to work, that he was no longer disabled due to his back injury, and denied medical treatment. Our RI workers compensation lawyers contested these claims and after trial the Court determined that the neck injury was causally related to work, that he remained eligible for WC benefits for the back injury and ordered additional medical treatment for the client.
After receiving additional medical treatment, the case settled in May 2013 for $100,000.00 plus an additional $10,000.00 paid to the client for any future medical treatment.