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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Work Related Injury

    My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: NC

    i have a couple questions , i been diagnosed with 2 ruptured discs, 5 bulging disc.and 1 annular tear, im having leg weakness low back pain , neck pain , shoulder pain and limb weakness. does anyone know a ballpark figure as to settlement? my lawyer says 6-8 times my impairment rating etc..
    i wont never be able to return to my job, as to i have been layed off permanently, what and where do i go from here?

    i know many of people has worked through this , and looking for answers .
    thanks

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Work Related Inj

    your attorney is the only one that can advise you simply because all injuries are different, consult him for the lawsuit amount.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Work Related Inj

    he told me 6-8 times my impairment rating. whatever that may be.
    another ?
    if one w/c doc says u need surgery and w/c gets a second oppinion and that doc says , no need for sugery as to it wont help. is this considered a permanent disability? my neck inj, has a bulging disc below and a annular tear above. was his reason for saying surgery wont help. and w/c case mgr says pain management.. should i ask for a 3rd opinion? i am exp.... bad neck pain cant move it left to right w/o pain. and pain to my shoulders. any suggestions? curently waiting for EMG

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    Default Re: Work Related Inj

    If you don't trust the doctors who are diagnosing and treating you, consult another doctor who you trust.

  5. #5
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    Smile annular tears!!!

    annular tears are bad
    The squishy disc material leaks out into the spinal canal & toxic neurochemicals irritate the nerve,OUCH

    The IR is "after" you have reached MMI maximum medical inprovement & you are still in the treatment phase.



    1)You can look into the newer safer less invasive surgeries.
    Were they can remove that herniated material & seal off that leak so it prevents further damage

    2) consult with pain mangt( for pain control & also steroid injections).

    PS; I never trust "hired gun" doctors AKA WC doctors, as they may not have your best interest at heart.

    Once you reach MMI & get an IR your attorney can then negotiate a proper settlement.

    (still not a lawyer) & I wish you the best

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