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Texas workers comp questions - Kappa6m3 - 08-01-2017

I am a commercial driver and was hit by another commercial driver in 2017. I was diagnosed with 3 bulging disc in my lower back and have had 6 sessions of physical therapy and 2 Epidural Steroid Injections. The Nurse case manager is saying that I am nearing MMI and is calling for permanent work restrictions. I have a few questions.

1. If I am released with permanent restrictions that do not allow me to return to my previous position and salary, what benefits or compensation will I be entitled to. (Anything besides IR?)
2. When I get my impairment rating and get the 3 checks for each percentage of impairment, will I still have lifetime medical coverage for the injuries or will I be forfeiting any benefits?
3. What steps can I take to fight the nearing MMI opinion and to push for more treatment?
4. Mostly all I read about workers comp attorneys are horror stories, does anyone have a good one?


RE: Texas workers comp questions - 1171 - 08-01-2017

1 http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/rtw/index.html
2. medical benefits remain open
3. obtain legal representation; obtain persuasive medical evidence
4. find a work comp specialist lawyer(texas has board certified workers compensation specialization); interview more then one
https://www.wilg.org/index.cfm?pg=publicdirectory
https://www.avvo.com/workers-compensation-lawyer.html
https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Find_A_Lawyer&Template=/CustomSource/MemberDirectory/Search_Form_Client_Main.cfm


RE: Texas workers comp questions - Kappa6m3 - 08-07-2017

(08-01-2017, 02:30 PM)1171 Wrote: 1 http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/rtw/index.html
2. medical benefits remain open
3. obtain legal representation; obtain persuasive medical evidence
4. find a work comp specialist lawyer(texas has board certified workers compensation specialization); interview more then one
https://www.wilg.org/index.cfm?pg=publicdirectory
https://www.avvo.com/workers-compensation-lawyer.html
https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Find_A_Lawyer&Template=/CustomSource/MemberDirectory/Search_Form_Client_Main.cfm

Thanks for all of the info!


RE: Texas workers comp questions - 1171 - 08-07-2017

You're welcome.
Hope it helps.