Polk County Workers’ Compensation Settlement – 2013

Polk County Workers’ Compensation Settlement – 2013

Following a lengthy trial, the Judge of Compensation Claims in Polk County, Florida (Lakeland) found this 63-year-old gentleman, with 40-50 pound restrictions, to be permanently totally disabled. The judge’s award was on July 24th, 2013. However, the injured worker was awarded permanent total benefits going back to July 1st, 2011 with penalties and interest. Even though this gentleman had graduated community college and had worked as a firefighter for a number of years, he had been employed in a fruit processing facility for about 18 years prior to his industrial accident. He injured his back lifting heavy bags of salt and was unable to obtain employment even after putting forth a lengthy and unsuccessful job search. Because of this unsuccessful job search, the Judge of Compensation Claims awarded permanent total disability benefits which will amount to approximately $500,000.

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