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$184,500 Recovery for Dock Worker Struck by Tractor-Trailer

Case Synopsis:

Our client worked on and around the docks. He was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer, causing severe injuries in his low back and eventually requiring a double knee replacement.

Although the employer initially paid compensation under the Longshore Act, payments were stopped based on the allegation that our client could perform light duty work.

We filed a claim under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act and proved that the damage to his knees was work-related and that our client needed pain medication due to the severity of the injury.

Outcome:

We negotiated a settlement for $184,500 with continuing treatment for client’s knee injuries. Additionally, our client was awarded Social Security Disability benefits.