Workers' Compensation - Back Injury

Micheal A. Edwards successfully defended a workers’ compensation claim by a 23 year old furniture mover for compensability of a back condition.  The claimant allegedly injured his back while moving a sofa bed.  Employer witnesses contradicted the claimant’s testimony regarding the occurrence and reporting of an accident/injury at work.  There was also conflicting medical testimony regarding objective evidence of a back injury.  Before trial, claimant demanded $50,000 to settle the claim and rejected a settlement offer of $5,000.  The Judge of Compensation Claims found that the claimant did not sustain an injury by accident in the course and scope of his employment and denied all claims.

Micheal Edwards

West Palm Beach, Florida
Phone:  561.686.5005 extension 1014