$125,000 Lump Sum Settlement for Philadelphia Retail Store Manager With Closed Head Injury.
An injured worker never experienced headaches, dizziness, memory loss, mood swings, sensitivity to noise and light and depressed mood until he was involved in two separate incidents at work where he struck his head. A diagnosis of post concussion syndrome was rendered and the injured worker was receiving treatment from a multidisciplinary approach for his closed head symptoms. The injured worker had a high pressure, senior position at a luxury men’s clothing store and began to have difficulty executing the essential functions of his job. While on light duty and receiving partial disability wage loss benefits, the employer terminated the injured worker alleging poor work performance. The injured worker retained Philadelphia worker’s compensation lawyer Jonathan Koutcher of Pearson Koutcher, LLP, who filed a petition to increase his wage loss benefits from partial to total disability. Mr. Koutcher, after litigating the case and presenting evidence to establish the seriousness of the injuries and the change in work performance after the two head traumas, was able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $125,000 for the injured worker.