Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Celine Vitale recently resolved two workers’ compensation cases for clients who suffered work-related injuries. The results are as follows:
1. Total Disability Award for Fuel Delivery Worker
Celine secured a settlement for Total Disability benefits for a worker who suffered rib fractures and shoulder and back injuries while delivering fuel. The injuries results in the client underdoing a right shoulder arthroscopy, L5-S1 fusion, lumbar decompression, and fusion L5-S1.
Thanks to Celine’s efforts, her client is entitled to receive weekly benefits for the rest of his life, as well as an initial payment of $289,980.
2. Full-Time Rate Reconstruction for Food Service Worker
Celine represented a food service worker who was injured while providing food samples to store patrons. Her client suffered multiple traumatic injuries resulting in bilateral shoulder surgeries, SI joint fusions, cervical fusion at C3-4, lumbar decompression, and fusion at L5-S1.
Celine’s client received a 65% PPT award but was subject to a capped rate. However, Celine was able to successfully negotiate a rate reconstruction to a full-time work week. The award entitled her client to $125,580.
Celine M. Vitale is an Associate at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. with nearly 20 years of experience representing plaintiffs and claimants in a range of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability claims. With her personalized approach and trial skills, she’s helped clients across New Jersey recover millions in compensation.