$100,000 Settlement Secured for Cashier, Apportionment by Insurer's Doc Thwarted

August 2016

A settlement of $100,000 was secured for a cashier/clerk with bilateral wrist and thumb conditions.  The insurer's physician rated the impairment at nearly 25% but apportioned it by 75% for non-occupational factors.  Montana Work Comp Solutions contested the impairment rating as a violation of Montana workers' compensation law which prohibits apportionment.  Following negotiation, the settlement was settled for $100,000 including a Class II impairment.  Despite the disputed nature of the claim, the claimant was also allowed to reserve his medical benefits.


Since 1996, Montana Work Comp Solutions has been creating options for parties in dispute. Removing barriers, solving problems. Attorney Dean Blackaby is committed to generating the best result based on the facts and the goals of his client. All fees for injured workers are contingent fees regulated by the Montana Department of Labor. Fees are collected based on the benefits obtained by the attorney. Fees for mediation and settlement consultation are based on hourly charges.


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