Chambersburg injured worker received $110,000 for hand injury at work

A Chambersburg injured worker recently received a settlement of $110,000 for a hand injury. Her injury was sustained while working at a manufacturer in Chambersburg. I was able to secure the settlement after winning her wage loss benefits.

I had an injured worker who worked for a Chambersburg manufacturer. She suffered a severe hand injury when her hand got caught in a machine. Essentially, the machine guard did not function properly. My client underwent three surgeries, but eventually recovered and had just some residual numbness.

Her injury was an accepted injury. They paid her weekly wage loss benefits while she was out of work. Eventually, they offered my client light duty, and she did returned to work. Later, my client needed an additional surgery and her employer refused to reinstate her benefits. Based on an independent medical exam (IME) they sent her to, they claimed she was fully recovered. (You can read about IME exams here.)

After filing a Reinstatement Petition, the Defendant voluntarily reinstated her benefits. After another few months of battling over whether my client was fully recovered, I was able to secure a $110,000 settlement of her claim. This client continues to have an ongoing third party claim against the manufacturer of the machine that injured her hand. Additionally, she retained me to assist her with her social security disability application.

The fact is, in a given workers compensation claim, there can be multiple petitions litigated over multiple years. Positioning your case to win is vital and knowing when to settle is critical. If you have an open workers comp claim and wish to speak with me, call Mooney Law for a FREE consultation. Call today at 833-MOONEYLAW or 717-200-HELP. We have offices in sixteen locations throughout Central Pennsylvania and Maryland. In Franklin County, we have offices in Chambersburg, Shippensburg, Greencastle, and Mercersburg for your convenience.

Mark Buterbaugh

Attorney representing injured workers and Social Security Disability clients in Pennsylvania and Maryland.