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Almost to the end - Bummer Knees - 09-21-2010 10:10 PM
It has been almost 5 years since I was injured and last month I was placed at MMI.
My attorney is sending me to a doctor for a rating next week.
This is a doctor who knows how to communicate with the hearing impaired and this makes things much easier for me.
Next month I will be evaluated by a rehabilitation consultation who will look at my work histroy, the goal is to make a work disability claim. (I am still trying to understand this)
I spoke with the attorney today, he said the insurance company is wanting to settle and are getting their ducks in a row. They have requested the original benefits letter I received from Social Security Administration in 2007, they want proof I am on SSDI and receiving medicare. My attorney says this information is for the set-aside.
I do worry the recent neck injury may cause problems with the evaluation next week, as there are several things I simply can not do due to the neck injury. (Certian movements & activities start the headaches and shooting pain up the neck & into the head with the headaches getting to the severity that I have trouble being able to function)
Thanks for reading & have a good day.
RE: Almost to the end - AQA - 09-21-2010 10:19 PM
Its been a long road BK, but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. I wish you the best.
RE: Almost to the end - jayne - 09-21-2010 10:42 PM
just has long as it isnt a train attached to that light bummer....I wish you luck....How are Garretts family doing?
RE: Almost to the end - Bummer Knees - 09-22-2010 09:20 AM
It has been very difficult for my niece and husband.
They both went to work Monday trying to keep routine.
RE: Almost to the end - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 09-22-2010 09:42 AM
Bummer Knees Wrote:It has been almost 5 years since I was injured and last month I was placed at MMI.
RE: Almost to the end - Bummer Knees - 09-22-2010 10:14 AM
Bad Boy I have already been rated by the insurance company, I expect if the insurance company do not like the rating to be done Monday, they will send me again to a doctor of their own for another rating.
I have used medicare to pay for the lumbar spine but that was before it was approved by the ALJ and upheld by the appeals court.
Bad Boy I am an honest person and my concern is the neck reinjury has made the neuropathy issues in the legs & feet worse. How do I address this next week when being rated?
I understand I will only be rated for the approved injuries upheld by the appeals court.
Thanks for your help.
RE: Almost to the end - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 09-22-2010 10:34 AM
Bummer Knees Wrote:Bad Boy I have already been rated by the insurance company, I expect if the insurance company do not like the rating to be done Monday, they will send me again to a doctor of their own for another rating.
RE: Almost to the end - Bummer Knees - 09-22-2010 10:50 AM
Bilateral kneed and lumbare spine are approved for treatment and related to the original injury.
The wc treating doctor wrote in is written report the lumbar spine and right knee are related to the original injury. This also appears in the appeals decision.
I lost on the hand, by the time the decision had been made on the hand I had already had the surgery & paid for it.
RE: Almost to the end - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 09-22-2010 11:11 AM
Bummer Knees Wrote:Bilateral knee and lumbar spine are approved for treatment and related to the original injury.
Bummer, when it's said approved for treatment, you need to keep in mind, that in no way means it's approved as part of the Claim.
And until the Appeals is done and over, is only when you, and your attorney will then know, what body parts are now part of your work comp claim, accepted by the court. Not till then. You need to be patient, and wait and see how that works out. I'm very sure they will be accepted as part of your claim though.
RE: Almost to the end - Bummer Knees - 09-22-2010 11:22 AM
Bad Boy the appeals is over and I did win on the right knee and lumbar spine as they were found to be related to the original injury.
The hand was approved by the local ALJ but the decison on the had was reversed by the appeals court.