A 55 year old gentleman, who was about to retire, injured his shoulder while working at a well known retail home improvement store. The damaged shoulder required three reconstructive surgeries, and left the man unable to return to work at full capacity.
After collecting benefits for several years from worker’s compensation, the employer’s carrier challenged the man’s disability, contending he could return to employment. His lawyers, Swartz Culleton, hired a medical specialist who established that the injury was too severe for a return to work. After litigation, the case settled for $195,000, plus payment of full medical expenses and benefits.