A woman working at an adolescent treatment facility slipped on water and twisted her back. As a result of the injury, she suffered a disc herniation in her low back and had to undergo a fusion surgery. The workers’ compensation insurer sent the woman to an Independent Medical Examiner, who concluded that the woman’s back condition was due to pre-existing back problems. The Independent Medical Examiner believed that her need for surgery and her inability to work had nothing to do with her work injury. The team at Fields Law Firm fought back and was able to secure a $150,000 settlement from the employer and its workers’ compensation insurer.
$150,000 – Melissa – Lindstrom, MN
Updated January 18, 2019•