Injured Postal Carrier Collects $138,000 Verdict
Mulligan still believes Gomez collected workers' compensation benefits for longer than was necessary, given his injury. "They just paid him his compensation without monitoring it closely," he said. "So he was out of work for probably a longer time than should of occurred if they were carefully managing the workers' compensation claim."
Mulligan said Gomez will have to repay the workers' comp system a "substantial" portion of his verdict. Mulligan also said he would not appeal the decision..
Since Allstate was offering just $2,700 to settle, Gomez was happy with the way things ended up, Cameron said. "My client netted a good amount of the verdict," she said. "It was an easy decision to go to trial."•