In this claim, a fifty-eight year old engineer injured his back. The diagnosis was herniated disc at L4-5, lumbar radiculopathy, and post-laminectomy syndrome. He underwent three surgeries, including disc excision at L4-5; re-exploration; then L4-5 spinal fusion. He required pain management thereafter. Doctors determined that he was totally disabled from employment. The weekly compensation rate was $427.13. He received cost of living adjustments (“COLAs”) which brought his weekly rate to $1,000.00. In addition to past benefits paid, the claim settled for $1,085,000.00, plus a Medicare Set Aside (MSA) which was reviewed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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- Connecticut State Employee Awarded $400,000 in Retroactive Disability Pension BenefitsNovember 8, 2021 - 9:06 pm
A former State of Connecticut employee was awarded a service-connected disability pension retroactive to August 2011. The total retroactive award was $400,000.