Worker’s Compensation lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the case of a craft store manager from Honey Brook, PA
Worker’s Compensation lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the case of a craft store manager from Honey Brook, Chester County for $92,500.00 – representing over four years of future wage loss benefits.
The claimant was first injured in 2011, returned to work and was injured again in 2012. The employer changed insurance companies in between the injuries, requiring attorney Schmidt fight two separate claims. There were multiple rounds of litigation, from the Workers’ Compensation Judge to the Appeal Board and up to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania TWICE. Certified Work Injury Specialist* Schmidt won, resulting in payment of several years’ worth of back due wage loss and medical benefits.
The low back injury involved multiple herniated discs and radiculopathy from nerve damage. The insurance companies denied payment of medical bills during the litigation, delaying the injured worker’s ability to undergo surgery, which was ultimately ordered to be paid. Meanwhile, the employer’s insurance company sent claimant to several Independent (Defense) Medical Exams, with each highly paid defense doctor denying there was any injury. Aggressive cross-examination by attorney Schmidt resulted in the Judge rejecting the opinions of the defendant’s experts, and finding in favor of the claimant.
It was during the FIFTH round of litigation that the insurance company finally realized attorney Schmidt would not settle the case for less than the full, fair value – accepting the full demand presented two years earlier (all while the claimant was receiving the benefits ordered an earlier round of battle).
If you have suffered a work related injury, you need – and deserve – a lawyer who will fight for you, and all of the benefits you are entitled to by law. Short-cuts and quick attorney fees are NOT the Schmidt, Kirifides and Rassias way. We fight for YOU. Every client is a person, not just a file. You will not be treated like a Small Fish in a Big Pond. We provide personal, understanding and compassionate representation. For a free, no obligation consultation, call us at 610-892-9300 or online at www.SKR.Legal (or www.PAhurtatWork.com).