$140,000 lump sum settlement for Philadelphia Union Building Mechanic.
Jonathan B. Koutcher, a partner a Philadelphia worker’s compensation law firm Pearson Koutcher, LLP, obtained a settlement for an injured building mechanic with bilateral knee injuries. Mr. Koutcher had previously been successful in having the injured worker’s injury description expanded in prior litigation. The worker’s compensation insurance company filed a Termination Petition, alleging the injured worker had fully recovered based upon a one- time examination with an orthopedist chosen by the insurance company (independent medical evaluation). Mr. Koutcher was able to mediate the case and a settlement was reached for the inured worker.