We recovered a $450,000.00 wage differential settlement in a worker’s compensation case for a union carpenter, who injured his shoulder and neck in a fall at work. When we took the case over from another firm (at the insistence of the client), the workers’ compensation insurance company was refusing to pay for any further medical treatment, was trying to send the client back to work and was not paying any temporary total disability benefits. We got the insurance company to agree to have an impartial physician examine the client. We selected a physician, who we knew to be competent and unbiased and the insurance company agreed. The physician immediately identified the client’s problem and operated to repair it. TTD benefits were restored. Unfortunately the injury was so severe that the client could not return to work as a carpenter and we were able to negotiate a very good wage differential settlement.