Case Summary

Workers Compensation

Claimant was employed by a manufacturing entity in Tioga County and suffered a low back strain as a result of a lifting incident. Claimant had a long history of pre-existing lumbar degenerative changes and had undergone at least one prior surgery. The employer filed a Petition to Terminate Claimant’s benefits based on an Independent Medical Evaluation that had found that Claimant had fully recovered. The Claimant was represented by Schemery Zicolello and prior to the Judge’s Decision being issued, the parties, after mandatory mediation, resolvedthe claim for $171,695.00 for a full compromise and release of benefits.