Successful defense of workers’ compensation claim before claimant-friendly judge.
We successfully defended a claim petition before one of the most claimant-friendly judges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The claimant was working as a landscaper for the insured when he suffered injuries from a fall at work. A claim petition was filed for significant injuries to the lumbar spine, cervical spine, thoracic spine, left knee and right ankle, which, according to expert testimony from a neurosurgeon and podiatrist, required surgery. Ashley presented an orthopedic surgeon and neurologist in rebuttal, both of whom the judge found to be more credible and persuasive than the claimant’s experts. The judge went on to accept the diagnoses of our experts and limited disability to three months of time.