I Live in Salt Lake City , ut...Hi, i was told that i have bilateral carpal tunnel caused by repeditive jackhammer use. i been on workers comp for about a year and just recently started a new job. I go for open surgery on my hand in a few days. i contacted attorneys but still dont get the answers im looking for. i need to know if i can get a settlement of any sort (besides what workers comp pays for hours missed). I have constint pain in my hand and wrist. also if i persue a settlement i need to know how to do this? I dont even know where to start. the lawyers ive talked to use words i dont understand lol... klbala3324
WC doesnt pay for pain and suffering, hopefully surgery helps the pain but you can settle with money for future medical treatment in an account set up for that
05-01-2012, 05:28 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-01-2012, 05:29 PM by 1171.)
from the link i gave you
.... any workers’ compensation claim can be settled with an employer / carrier upon the approval of the Labor Commission. NOTE: A full and final settlement generally means that future benefits will be replaced for a sum of money.
contact the adjuster.
Please make sure you receive the medical you need for the carpal tunnel. I've had bilateral carpal tunnel surgeries, now I need bilateral surgerys on the tumbs and other joints.
I worked as a teacher for many years, before that I worked in accounting.
Your medical is the most important issue with work comp.
What do i say to the adjuster?
You do know that if you settle and take cash instead of opting to do future medical you will have to pay out of pocket for any future medical needs on those hands right? Any surgeries, meds, doc appts... All out of pocket.
You may want to wait Until after your surgery to discuss possibly settling.
I live in CA, it's not always sunny... And the Workers Comp sucks!
Thanks. Ya I plan on waiting to see how the surgery comes out.