The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. recently resolved a workers’ compensation case for a 30-year-old gutter installer who sustained a laceration to his hand with a circular saw during a gutter installation job. Prior to reaching the settlement, the Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. worked to ensure that the client received his full workers’ compensation benefits while he remained off work and received medical treatment, including two hand surgeries.
During the course of this case, the Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. obtained a detailed narrative report from the client’s orthopedic surgeon describing the extent of the client’s injuries and disability. This report was persuasive evidence in the client’s claim that his work injury prevented him from returning to the same type of work in the future. As a result, the client was successful in resolving this claim for damages that included a “wage differential,” reflecting the income that the client could no longer earn in the future as a result of his hand injury.