Friday, October 2, 2009

Loss of an eye, no big deal according to cal legislature

Our client Roberto Romero Torres was working as a gardner for Carl & Roberta Deutsch in Malibu.  While driving a lawn mower, an object flew up and hit him in the eye resulting in total loss of vision of one eye. Lucky for him that a high velocity eye injury gets special treatment entitling Mr. Torres to an extended period of time to collect temporary disability payments. Luckier still for the insurance company that such an injury does not commonly require an extended period of time for recovery. A special thanks goes out to Governor Schwarzenegger for work comp "reform" which limits  Mr. Torres to $16,453.17 for his total loss of vision in one eye. 

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