A South Dakota court awarded $65,000 in compensatory damages and $ 5,000,000 in punative damages against an employer involved in wrongfully disputing a worker’s compensation claim. In the case of Hubbard v. Hills Materials – Ron Hubbard, a construction laborer, needed $5,998 in medical treatment for carpal tunnel injuries brought on by his work. When the smoke cleared the employer was ordered to pay a $5.0 million penalty for wrongfully stonewalling his Worker’s Comp claim.
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