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Eric Pearson

$200,000 lump sum settlement for Injured Female Owner/ Operator of a company from New Jersey.
This injured worker, represented by Philadelphia work injury attorney Eric Pearson of PearsonKoutcher, LLP, sustained a severe neck injury after falling from a ladder while at an offsite customer location in Pennsylvania. The injured worker underwent surgery to her cervical spine and was disabled from employment. The workers compensation insurance carrier denied the claim, alleging the injured worker was not in the course of her employment when injured and that the claim should be in New Jersey since that is where the Employer was from. Mr. Pearson took deposition testimony from witnesses at the accident scene and traveled to the actual accident scene and obtained testimony from the owner of the property where the accident occurred. This evidence was critical and turned out to be favorable for the injured worker. The case settled for $200,000, which represented approximately five (5) years of wage loss benefits.