Maximum Benefits, Medical, Lost Wages and Penalties Permitted Under Workers' Compensation
An arbitrator ordered an employer to re-start benefits, pay medical bills in excess of $100,000.00 and pay an additional $81,000.00 in penalties to punish them for wrongfully failing to pay the bills and benefits.
- The Case
A Cement Mason suffered soft tissue injuries to his lower back and left foot at work when she was struck by a forklift. The employer refused to pay her medical bills and cut off her weekly pay and benefits.
- In Depth Look
The employer refused to pay the bills because an insurance doctor testified that the injury wasn’t caused by the accident. However, under cross examination by Mitchell Horwitz, the insurance company doctor admitted the physical restrictions were related to the accident. Yet, even after that the employer still withheld benefit and lost wages.
Mitchell Horwitz filed an emergency petition and took the case to an emergency hearing. The arbitrator ordered the employer re-start benefits, pay the medical bills of $100,000.00+ and ordered that they pay an additional $81,000.00 in penalties to punish the employer for wrongfully failing to pay the bills and benefits.
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