Case Summary

Workers Compensation

A 65 year old woman working in a Lycoming County manufacturing plant suffered a shoulder injury which resulted in a shoulder joint replacement. Claimant was interested in retiring and sought advice from Schemery Zicolello as to how her impending retirement might affect her workers’ compensation rights. Schemery Zicolello reached out to the employer/carrier on the injured worker’s behalf and the employer agreed to settle the claim without the need for additional litigation. Following negotiations, the injured worker received a lump sum payment the sum of $171,000.00. Additionally, Claimant was able to apply for and receive old age Social Security Benefits and began to draw retirement benefits from the employer on a monthly basis.