Sep 09, 2010 |
$36,790 for Truck Driver Injured at Work
On September 8, 2010, Benjamin Boscolo secured $36,790 for a truck driver/delivery man who suffered a back strain and aggravated underlying degenerative conditions in his lower back. Our client was unloading a truck when he fell backward onto a dock plate and was pinned under a very heavy pallet jack. He missed 2 ½ months from work before returning full time as a truck driver/delivery man. Since the accident was work-related, we filed a workers’ compensation claim for him. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded $5,130 to our client for his permanent injuries. Not believing that our client was fairly compensated, we appealed the case to the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. As a result of Mr. Boscolo’s successful efforts, the jury awarded our client more than seven times the benefits, which had been awarded by the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Prior to trial, the insurance company offered $5,000 to settle the case. The case remains open should our client’s injuries worsen and he requires additional medical care.