I was injured in 2003 at fedex while loading trailers. I recieved a herniated disc with a radial tear. And I have been dragged through the system for too long in my opinion. But the surgery my doctor wants me to get was just approved by the workmans comp board. The surgery is a spinal fusion. They have to fuse the L4 and L5 together from what I understand. I will be going through this surgery next week and need some advice and comments from people who know more then me about these situations?
Alittle about myself,
I'm in my early 20's with good health until this accident.
I don't smoke or drink alcohol. I live in central NEW YORK
Graduated from High school and have been attending college(ITT) for a year and a half. I'm single with no kids.
My questions are...
What is the going rate for a settlement of this sort ?
Do all lawyers get 1/3 of the settlement ? Is this the law ?
Would It be smart to try and settle without a lawyer/firm ?
IS there anything else I shoud be aware of ?
Thank You for your time,