Maintenance man injures spine while fixing washing machine

Maintenance supervisor injured his back while bending over a washing machine to repair a hose.  He immediately felt pain and weakness in his lower extremities.  After a number of surgeries he was still totally disabled.  It was our position that he was a partial paraplegic and entitled to lifetime compensation payments.  The defendant argued he was limited to 500 weeks of compensation.

"$282,000"