Injured worker recovers $100,000 in work-related accident in Fairfax County, Virginia
On August 4, 2010, claimant injured his back while attempting to remove a heavy mirror from a wall. Claimant was diagnosed with multiple lower spine disc protrusions. Surgery was not recommended; however, claimant required medications and physical therapy. He also underwent work hardening and continued to seek employment while on restricted duty. Days before the hearing, the parties agreed to resolve the case by paying claimant a lump sum of $100,000, as well as covering any outstanding medical treatment through the date of settlement approval.