Injured worker was employed as a service technician for copier machines. He sustained an injury to his back while lifting machine parts. The worker had previously had back surgery for an unrelated work injury with a different employer. The worker’s treating doctor performed a spinal fusion surgery following the second incident. The client received an additional 11% disability rating to the back following the second surgery. This claim was mediated before a former Workers’ Compensation Commissioner. The insurance companies for both the employers contributed to the final settlement amount.