Auto Accident While on the Job ($170,000)
A 38 year old man was injured when his vehicle was rear-ended while he was on the job. He suffered an aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disc disease, and a tear to a disc in his low back. He eventually underwent an IDET procedure (a less invasive surgical type procedure). Although he had a spotty work history, he had just begun work in a well-paid labor job which his injuries prevented him from continuing.
His workers’ compensation insurer had paid over $200,000 in benefits, and there was a large setoff potential against any jury verdict. Denise Fullerton was able to obtain a mediated settlement of $170,000 from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Because the settlement was achieved on a Naig basis, none of this settlement had to be repaid to the workers’ compensation carrier.