|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 12, 2016|
Agenda Item #12
Larry McKee v. Manatee County; workers' compensation claim; OJCC#14-027006DBB
Contact and/or Presenter Information
JoAnn Gallo, Senior Adjuster, extension 3750.
Motion to approve the settlement of the entire claim for $175,000, inclusive of attorney's fees, and to authorize the County Attorney or his designee to execute all documentation necessary to effect the settlement, in the workers' compensation matter of Larry McKee v. Manatee County.
Florida Statutes, Chapter 440, and Manatee County Ordinance 08-49.
The claimant, Larry McKee, was hired on 8/21/00. He worked in Traffic Control in the Public Works Department. He is 47 yeas old. On 4/21/04, he suffered a work-related injury to his low back while removing a signal head from a truck. As of 10/31/14, Mr. McKee is no longer an employee of Manatee County.
Since 2004, he has been under the care of Dr. Chun, a pain management specialist. The claimant has been on several medications for pain and received a series of lumbar steroid injections. Dr. Chun opined that only 10% of the medical condition is pre-existing. This indicates that the work-related accident is the major contributing cause and the need for ongoing treatment.
The excess carrier requires that the County make a good faith effort to settle the claim. It is in the County's best interest to settle this claim due to the significant medical exposure.
County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)
Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.
Instructions to Board Records
Please send a copy of the approved memo to Linda Klasing, Risk Manager, email@example.com.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$175,000 one time
Attachment: McKee settlement.pdf