$182,500.00 Home Improvement Workplace Injury
(Back injury requiring discectomy and ultimately a fusion)
Client was unloading palm trees when her back pulled requiring surgical intervention, in particular a discectomy and ultimately a fusion. Client had negotiated on her own, but had not agreed to a settlement for $69,500.00 prior to representation. After discussing her case with another law firm that recommended our firm, she retained our firm. Upon representation, our firm was able to obtain a scooter and car attachment to help her maneuver when she goes places that was not part of the previously contemplated settlement agreement. After mediation, a settlement was reached in her case for $182,500.00. An annuity was established that resulted in monthly payments for ten years, at which time she would be eligible for social security full retirement age.