A 55-year-old man was working on a Louisiana oilfield as a pumper. While loading machinery into the back of a truck one day, he severely injured his back. He was in a great deal of pain as he recovered, and he was unable to return to the same job after his injury. Because he was hurt at work, he started receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
Injured Oilfield Worker Contacts Us for Help With Workers’ Compensation
After dealing with the workers’ compensation system on his own for a while, the man decided he was ready to free himself of the ongoing stress. He contacted Attorney Edward “Ted” Roberts to help monitor his case and talk about his options for moving on.
Ted was sympathetic to the man’s frustrations with workers’ compensation and helped answer his questions. Because the client was tired of the constant battle, he and Ted worked on their goal to “get rid” of workers’ comp and move toward settlement. “My focus was getting him something he could be happy with,” Ted remembers.
Client Relieved as Workers’ Comp Case Settles for $208,000
As they worked through the case together, Ted reassured the client and kept him in the loop. Ted negotiated with the workers’ compensation insurance company on the client’s behalf, and he also helped resolve a set-aside from Medicare for the client. Ted worked hard to ensure that the client and his family could get through the legal process with as little stress as possible.
In the end, the client received a total settlement of $208,000, including wage and medical benefits. The settlement also meant that the client was free of the workers’ compensation system, so he could see the doctors of his choice and work as he was able. He and his wife were happy with the result, and they were thankful for Ted’s help and guidance.
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