Posted by Gary Burger on September 25, 2017
$125,000 Worker’s Compensation Settlement for Permanent Disability
We represented Tim G. in a Worker’s Compensation claim he made against St. Louis Community College. Tim was a groundskeeper for the College for many years, but became injured and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (“CRPS” also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or “RSD”). This syndrome caused him terrible pain in his hands and forearms, and deprived him of the ability to work as a groundskeeper ever again.
Tim’s previous attorneys were terrible and his case languished for ten (10) years before coming to us. Immediately upon taking the case, we recognized the issues and sent Tim to a vocational rehabilitation expert. Our expert found that at age 51, Tim was permanently and totally disabled, given the state of the job market, his age, and his level of education and training.
St. Louis Community College fought us pretty hard, but in the end we won Tim a $125,000 settlement. If you have any other questions regarding Workers’ Compensation or strange and unusual Workers’ Compensation see Burger Law’s Worker’s Compensation page and blogs.