2018 Permanent Total Disability Trial Award- $650,000.00 Lifetime PayoutVaughan Law Group
A 50 year-old baker sustained a low-back injury that lead to surgery (a fusion with instrumentation). She was released by her doctor with a 12% impairment rating and 20 pound lifting restrictions. The employer would not take her back to work and, after 1 year, the employer terminated her. Vaughan Law Group requested job-placement assistance from workers comp but they refused to help. At trial the exhibit that evidenced over 300 job-searches by the client was provided to the judge. The judge found that the client had put forth a good-faith job search and was entitled to an award of Permanent and Total Disability. She will receive this money until age 75 with 5% cost-of-living increases every year. She will also get to continue treating with her doctors which will be paid for by workers compensation.