Case Study 2 - Worker's Compensation Appeals

A small business employee sustained a back injury while lifting and had 18 months of chiropractic care, 5 days a week. His doctor claimed a 70% permanent disability.

We filed a written objection to the claim with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and the insurance company independent of the insurer's defense of the claim. The claim settled for 10 cents on the dollar. Are you keeping in contact with injured workers and meeting with the insurance company claims adjustor? By appearing for the employer at the Settlement Conference at the WCAB, we were able to influence the lower settlement of the claim.