Van Dora Law Firm partner Jeremiah T. Van Dora recovered $265,000 for a Hart County man who severely injured his lower back which required multiple surgeries as a result of his on-the-job accident. In addition to the $265k settlement, Mr. Van Dora was able to make sure that both surgeries were and all other additional medical treatment was paid for while our client was out of work for several years. Our client also received weekly benefits in addition to the settlement and medical treatment the entire time he was out of work due to the efforts of Mr. Van Dora.
While working for a conveyor belt manufacturer in Lavonia Georgia, our client severely injured his lower back while attempting to fix a machine that had gotten stuck. The worker was trying to lift a heavy piece of the machine and felt a sudden pop in his lumbar spine and immediately reported it to his supervisor for treatment under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation program.
Our client initially underwent conservative treatment with an orthopedic surgeon in Athens Georgia including low back injections and physical therapy. Once these conservative treatment attempts failed, the client was referred to the spinal surgeon for lumbar spine surgery.
The client underwent an L5/S1 tranforaminal lumbar interbody fuson , with anterior biomechanical device, posterolateral segmental instrumentation at L5/S1, post lateral fusion, with laminectomy and decompression and revision at L5.
Post-surgery the client also treated extensively with a spinal pain management physician. His pain management treatment included medication, epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, and a spinal cord stimulator.
Spine injuries on the job can be life-changing. Don’t try to go it alone. Give the attorneys at The Van Dora Law Firm a call if you have suffered a workers’ compensation injury in Northeast Georgia. Call us so we can help you obtain a fair value for your workers' comp settlement.
The Van Dora Law Firm is a workers' compensation and personal injury firm with attorneys that handle cases all over the state of Georgia including the cities of Hartwell, Athens, Lavonia, Jefferson, Toccoa, Danielsville, Commerce, and Elberton. We handle workers' compensation cases in counties all over the state including but not limited to Hart County, Clarke County, Franklin County, Madison County, Stephens County, Jackson County, and Oconee County Georgia.