While running an errand for her employer, Christy, a 32 year old woman, was crossing the street when she was struck by a car and suffered severe injuries. Liss & Marion recently settled her workers’ compensation claim in the sum of $280,000. The insurance company also remains responsible to pay for all of Christy’s future medical expenses related to the accident.
During negotiations, the firm’s attorneys also insisted that the insurance company must pay a “penalty” for its delay in handling the claim after the accident. Fortunately, Christy has already returned to her job part time and hopes to resume her daily activities in the near future.
Employees who are injured in the course of their employment are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits to pay their medical expenses as well as a portion of their lost wages. In many cases, a client is able to recover a lump sum settlement too. In cases with serious long-term injuries, Liss & Marion may also obtain Social Security disability benefits for the injured client.