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Injured man finally wins $3 million workers' compensation award

The Colorado workers' compensation program is extremely difficult to navigate by yourself. If you were injured on the job and have a permanent back injury, you may have a case for workers' compensation. If you have an extremely serious back injury, such as quadriplegia, you may need considerable amounts of money in a workers' compensation settlement to cover your medical costs, future care and lost wages. This makes it all the more important to work with an experienced workers' compensation attorney to ensure that you are filing all the proper paperwork for a successful claim.

After one man became paralyzed in a work accident, it took him nearly 11 years before he was finally able to secure the $3 million workers' compensation settlement that will cover his medical bills, 24-hour care and the wages he would have earned throughout a long career. The then-31-year-old man was working as a construction flagman, regulating traffic on a highway, when he was hit by an impatient driver.

The man had stopped a row of cars near the construction site when the driver of the last car decided to drive around the line of cars and hit the worker. The impact was enough to send him flying, nearly 15 feet high and almost 60 feet from where he was standing. The employee was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late to prevent the paralysis. Now, the man is a quadriplegic and uses a wheelchair.

The employee filed a lawsuit against his employer at the time of the accident and the employer's insurance carrier, but it was only recently that the man was finally able to settle his claim. The settlement, which may be one of the highest settlements in the country, was subsequently approved by the workers' compensation judge.

Source: The Times Herald, "Lower Pottsgrove man wins worker's comp award in Bucks crash chase," Carl Hessler Jr., Dec. 16, 2012

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