The Facts about Mark’s Work-Related Wrist Injury Case
Mark, employed as a field mechanic for a city council, experienced a work-related injury: a scapholunate tear in his left wrist. Post-injury symptoms included persistent pain, numbness, and intermittent tingling sensations. This condition significantly reduced his lifting capacity and grip strength, affecting his ability to perform tasks essential to his job.
In terms of medical intervention, Mark underwent a series of diagnostic tests and treatments aimed at alleviating the symptoms and improving wrist function. The physical limitations, however, had lasting impacts on his work performance and daily activities.
Upon legal consultation, the case reached a settlement at a conference. The amount agreed upon was $125,000, not including the refund owed to WorkCover, based on counsel’s advice. This settlement aimed to cover Mark’s medical expenses and compensate for the limitations imposed by the injury.