Our client worked as a senior field technician installing GPS units in trucks. Her job required her to work in awkward positions under dashboards. We alleged that the physical activities of the position led to neuritis of the common peroneal nerve of the right foot together with lower back problems. The insurance carrier denied the claim, accused our client of malingering, and contended she could return to full duty work.
We secured an independent functional capacity evaluation (FCE), which confirmed our client’s disability and physical limitations. The case was arbitrated with a decision in our favor. The carrier was ordered to pay for necessary medical treatment, which allowed our client to return to the workforce.