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$150,000 Recovery for Truck-Driver’s Disc Herniation

Case Synopsis:

Our client was a hard working truck driver who made a lot of deliveries, which required daily repetitive lifting, bending and twisting as he worked with heavy loads.

Claimant’s back pain came on gradually over a period of time. Each day he worked, the pain became worse until he herniated a disc and could no longer work. However, his employer refused to recognize the injury, alleging that our client never gave notice of the injury as required or in a timely manner, and refused to pay medical bills.

We filed a petition and established through testimony the heavy-duty work our client performed day in and day out. We very intensely cross-examined the mangers, who alleged that no notice of an injury was given, bringing out inconsistent stories from one manager compared to another.

Outcome:

We successfully litigated the case and eventually settled for $150,000, with the added provision that our client could receive a year’s worth of treatment paid for by his employer.