$17,500 Settlement for Workers’ Compensation Claim for Contracting Lyme DiseaseSeptember 1, 2013
Thomas F. Dorn Jr. Esq., Certified Workers’ Compensation and Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, announces a $17,500 award for a workers’ compensation occupational case. The employee filed an occupational claim alleging that she contracted Lyme disease while inspecting grassy fields as part of her job. The doctor for the employer concluded that the Lyme disease could have been contracted from locations outside of her employment. Following several conference with a workers’ compensation judge, the case settled for a lump sum of $17,500.