A 24 year-old construction worker suffered a fractured vertebra while he was working on a project for his employer. His injury required an extensive spinal fusion surgery. His employer retaliated against the worker following this injury, pressuring him not to tell his doctor that his injury occurred at work. Our team helped the worker pursue claims against his employer for both its retaliation against him and for the workers’ compensation benefits that the employer and the workers’ compensation insurer owed him. We settled this case for $160,000, with the agreement that the employer and its insurer would continue to pay future medical treatment the employee will reasonably require for his back injury.