$167,000 Workers’ Comp settlement in Orlando district
After filing a claim in the Orlando district for permanent total claim disability, and after litigation of the claim, the workers’ comp insurance company settled this 50 year old Spanish speaking gentleman’s case for $167,000. This gentleman had embarked on a lengthy and unsuccessful job search and the insurance company, consequently, was fearful of going to trial and having the judge of compensation claims award permanent and total disability benefits. This particular injured worker had been without income for close to a year and felt compelled to settle his case. Given the fact that the injury was a hernia and there was only a 2% impairment rating with minimal restrictions attached, this gentleman was extremely satisfied with the end result.