Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist lawyer Anna V. Rio won the case of a young woman with special needs from Woodlyn, Delaware County who worked to assist other individuals with special needs.
The claimant injured her neck, left shoulder and left arm while assisting another adult with special needs off of a van. Although the employer’s insurance company agreed that claimant suffered an injury to her left shoulder, they denied that she injured her neck and had nerve damage. Additionally, the insurance company was paying claimant an improper weekly benefit rate, which resulted in a substantial underpayment to claimant. Following litigation of the claim petition the Judge ruled in claimant’s favor. The Judge concluded that claimant’s injuries included nerve damage and injuries to her neck and left shoulder. Further, the Judge concluded that claimant should have been paid compensation at a higher rate and ordered the correction along with the underpayment and interest due to claimant.
About six months after the Judge’s Decision, the parties entered into settlement negotiations and the claim was settled for over three more years of total disability compensation benefits and payment of claimant’s medical bills.
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