As a worker's comp nurse case manager (desperately hating it and trying to find a better job) let me just say that things are not always as they seem.
OK, many people get injured on the job, but if they are not permanently disabled, then why should they not go back to work, or find alternative employment. PA offers vocational rehab to do just that. I am not saying I doubt this man was injured, but it sure is a lot easier to sit at home and collect a check than it is to work. I have been hoodwinked by lots of fakers, which unfortunately gives the legitimate people a harder course to follow.
Naturally his lawyer is going to make him seem like a saint! And maybe he is, but there is just not enough information in this article to make me go boohoo. Also medical bills are always paid unless the claimant has gone for some kind of alternative treatment or gotten treatment that was not authorized ahead of time. Most companies will work with you and send you anywhere or get a dozen second opinions to wrap up a case and get you back to work safely. Something is missing from this story!