Orlando Workers Compensation Attorney, Charles H. Leo, settled a case for a longtime linesman for a telephone company for $ 499,050.00, after the claimant had already received over $ 600,000.00 in past benefits.
The claimant had suffered an injury getting out of his bucket truck, severely injuring his back and leg. The employer authorized the first back surgery but denied the next two surgeries. After much litigation, both the 2nd and later, the 3rd back surgery was authorized. It was unfortunate that the employer delayed and hampered the worker’s necessary treatment, but justice prevailed in both litigated surgeries. Unfortunately, the worker could not return to his profession and was accepted for both Social Security Disability AND workers compensation permanent and total disability.
With the claimant’s settlement of $ 499, 050.00, and his previously won benefits, Charles Leo was able to win a total of over 1 million dollars for the injured worker.