PHILADELPHIA PA – A Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township man who was employed as a highway construction worker during 2001 when he was injured by a passing motorist, leaving him a quadriplegic, has won a $3 million workers’ compensation settlement, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported online Thursday (Dec. 15, 2011).
Joseph Tuski, of Evergreen Road, reached the settlement with Liberty Construction of Pottstown, his employer when the Jan. 17, 2001, incident occurred, and Erie Insurance Co., Liberty’s insurance carrier, according to court papers and Samuel H. Pond, the lawyer who represented Tuski, The Mercury reported. Pond, managing partner of the Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano law firm in Philadelphia, said the settlement was reached Oct. 27 (2011).
The settlement was approved by workers’ compensation Judge Thomas J. Hines and appears to be one of the highest workers’ compensation settlements in the country, according to Pond.
- Read a story by reporter Carl Hessler Jr., titled “Lower Pottsgrove man gets $3M in workers comp settlement” and published online Thursday by The Mercury, here.