Injured worker recovers $175,000 in work-related accident in Fairfax County, Virginia
On June 28, 2010, claimant lost his thumb while using a shaper for his company. Emergency surgery was performed to re-attach the thumb, but unfortunately, the tissue would not re-attach. Claimant was referred to a prosthetic doctor to evaluate his future prosthetic care. He also underwent a functional capacities evaluation and subsequently returned to work in a light duty capacity. Based on future prosthetic needs, partial wage loss and permanent loss of use, the parties resolved the case for $175,000.