Mr. Vonn was a cable installer. He hurt his neck at work when he slipped and fell on ice. The insurer initially agreed to pay workers' compensation but then denied the neck fusion and cutoff all benefits claiming a preexisting condition. At a contested hearing at the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, I won an Award for Mr. Vonn. The insurer appealed the deputy commissioner's decision to the Full Commission. The Commission cited the fact that Mr. Vonn's slip on ice aggravated his spinal stenosis and awarded him $60,000 in back benefits, an ongoing Award of $855 per week, and the neck surgery.