We represented a sweet 19 year old nurse assistant at a local nursing home who dislocated her shoulder moving a patient. Not a severe injury, but one to be taken seriously. The workers’ compensation insurance company didn’t – it refused to pay the required temporary disability payments while our client couldn’t work. Worse, the insurance company failed to provide for her medical care. When she hired us, we got the insurance company to cover her care and pay her the 6 months of unpaid disability benefits they owed her, plus a 25% penalty required by law. We cut our fee for recovering those funds to make sure our client got all the money she was supposed to from the insurance company.
Once the insurance company provided proper medical care, our client treated faithfully and bounced back fast, returning to work quicker than expected. While it wasn’t a huge money case, it was still a big case for us to help a young girl get what she deserved legally – which the insurance company made plain she wouldn’t get, until we got involved.