Workers Comp Lawyer
$432,000 Workers Compensation Settlement Union Laborer
While installing sewer, storm and water lines at a residence, our client fell into a ditch while carrying equipment. He sustained a “herniated disk” in his low back, which required a spinal “fusion” surgery. A spinal “disk” is cartilage (which doctors sometimes describe as being like crabmeat), in between the bones of the spine. These disks prevent the bones from rubbing against each other. When disk “herniates”, the disk may push out and press a nerve, or a piece may break off as a “free fragment” and press on a nerve. In the low back, this can cause leg pain or numbness which requires medical treatment, often including surgery. If the herniated disk is in the neck, numbness or pain can radiate down the arm.
In this case, we were able to achieve a $350,000 settlement for our client consisting of $350,000 cash, plus $82,000 for potential future medical expenses. If you have a herniated disk from a work accident, Douglas Rallo has the knowledge and experience to get you the best result on your case. Call 847-816-8780.