Injured worker recovers $100,000 plus coverage of back surgery in work-related accident in Fredericksburg, Virginia
On February 2, 2010, claimant injured his back shoveling a pile of snow for his company. Claimant was diagnosed with a lower spine disc herniation, and surgery was recommended. Claimant was unable to work pending surgery. The treating physician, a neurosurgeon, provided a strong report on behalf of claimant, supporting the need for surgery and restriction from all work. A week before the hearing, the parties reached an agreement whereby claimant would receive a lump sum of $100,000 as well as coverage of the surgery recommended by his treating physician.