$45,000 Settlement for Workers’ Compensation InjuriesDecember 1, 2013
Thomas F. Dorn Jr. Esq., Certified Workers’ Compensation and Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, announces a $45,000 award for injuries sustained at work. The plaintiff injured his neck, hand and shoulder when he slipped on ice at work. Following shoulder surgery, he received a workers’ compensation award in 2006. However, the case was reopened due to worsening shoulder problems. He underwent a second shoulder surgery although the workers’ compensation insurance company originally refused to send him to a shoulder specialist to determine the need for additional shoulder treatment. After an application for treatment was filed in court, the insurance company sent him to an orthopedic specialist who performed shoulder surgery. The employee was awarded $45,000 for his re-opener claim petition.