OWCP Back Injury
An employee of a defense contractor located in the District of Columbia was working as a computer network engineer when he injured his back attempting to move a computer server. In between multiple back surgeries he attempted to return to work several times but was unable to continue in his position. An ongoing course of pain management, spinal injections and physical therapy did not ameliorate his condition enough to allow him to return to work. The case resolved at a mediation for a structured settlement that would provide monthly payments for 20 years and a Medicare Set Aside valued at $345,000 to be paid out yearly for ongoing medical care as needed and an additional $102,000 for non-Medicare covered prescriptions and out of pocket expenses.