$68,000 Award for Worker’s AccidentSeptember 1, 2013
Thomas F. Dorn, Jr. Esq., certified workers’ compensation and certified civil trial attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C., Denville, NJ, announces a $68,000 award for a workers’ compensation case. The worker injured his low back pulling a piece of equipment. The workers’ compensation insurance company denied his claim because there were no witnesses to his accident and he had a history of low back pain. An application for treatment was made in court and the judge ruled in the worker’s favor after an independent doctor related the worker’s back injury to his work accident. The employee underwent low back surgery (a diskectomy) and was ultimately awarded $68,000. The judge also gave a separate attorneys’ fee award because an application for treatment had to be filed.