Mar 14 by GJEL

Appeals Court Rules for Workers in California Personal Injury Lawsuits

Even when employers compensate victims for personal injuries, the legal battle often isn’t over. That was the case for California port workers suffering injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, reports the San Francisco Daily Journal. When Sandra Towne was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in 2002, employer after employer refused to pay for her medical treatment. Fortunately, an 8-year court battle concluded last year, deermining that California United Terminals would pay the $24,000 medical bills. But that leaves eight years of legal fees unaccounted for. Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals gave workers a hand, ruling that CUT must pay Towne’s legal fees as well.

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