If you’re injured on the job, whether you’re in the military or in the private/public sector, then you’re entitled to certain medical compensations. Below is an example of a herniated disc settlement by a man who was injured in a car wreck and wasn’t properly compensated. He attained a lawyer and was awarded $125,000 in the herniated disc settlement offer.
The plaintiff was a 25 year old male who was injured in a car wreck. From out of no where he was t-boned by a driver who hit him going over the speed limit. The police report showed that he was dealing with some discomfort in his neck and lower back.
A medical professional was able to conform that he had a 3 lumbar herniated discs (using MRI imaging). The unfortunate victim was also shown to have Cauda Equina Syndrome at the L4-L5 disc. After failing physical therapy and numerous epidural steroid injections; he tried a discectomy at his disc. To no avail he didn’t heal quickly.
Overall, medical expenses added up to $35,000 dollars and he missed three weeks of work which also added up to another $3,000 dollar loss. The 25 year old male continues to suffer from annoying lumbar spine issues.
This is simply one case of a man who will have issues for the rest of his life because of a bad herniated disc. It is important for one to get a herniated disc settlement if they’re injured on the job so they can have coverage through the next years to pay for medical expenses. Especially, if this is to no fault of your own. Herniated disc settlements work in the military as well, and last I have checked the disability rating for one getting medically/honorably discharged is between 20-40% depending upon the defect.
Look into getting a lawyer if you’re trying to reach a herniated disc settlement. Its best to be compensated fully to the extent of your injury. Being injured on the job sucks…