Our client injured his shoulder on the job and underwent surgery to correct a torn rotator cuff. His treating surgeon determined that he would have a 23% permanent impairment rating to his arm. The claim was accepted and an award for temporary total disability benefits was entered.
Since client was eligible for Medicare, part of the settlement was placed in an Medicare Set Aside Account. Once our client spends the money in that account for future treatment of his injury, Medicare will cover all the expenses of future treatment.