A baggage handler from Apple Valley injured his shoulder at work and had rotator cuff surgery. He had previous knee and back injuries that were already limiting his mobility. After surgery, he could not return to work and received workers compensation benefits for a few weeks. Then suddenly, the insurance company stopped paying benefits and said he could return to work. His symptoms had not improved.
Worried that his income would stop, he contacted Fields Law for help. Fields Law attorneys scoured medical records and the workers compensation file at the Department of Labor. Our client underwent a functional capacity evaluation which said his condition would not improve. During preparation for a hearing, Fields attorneys negotiated a $145,000 lump-sum settlement. Our client was pleased with the settlement amount and impressed with the professional representation that Fields Law provided.