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Torn Minisuce ( Knee ) Injury
01-19-2009, 01:49 PM
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Torn Minisuce ( Knee ) Injury
I had a torn oblique miniscus in my left knee due to a WC related injury in Nov. of 2008.
They finally got me in for surgery this past week.
I've talked with a few people who have had WC related injuries and they have had settlement claims.
As I am still recovering from the surgery and do not know if there is any permanent damage I am doing some research on what is due to me. I live in Missouri and I'm having trouble finding in info on this.
Can anyone help me out?
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01-19-2009, 02:11 PM
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RE: Torn Minisuce ( Knee ) Injury
not much. PPD is on the order of 1 % whole person however that gets translated to dollar amounts in your state.
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01-19-2009, 02:26 PM
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RE: Torn Minisuce ( Knee ) Injury
if after your surgery you are back to 100% their may not be a settlement....WC does NOT PAY for pain and suffering

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01-19-2009, 03:44 PM (This post was last modified: 01-19-2009 03:54 PM by Bad Boy Bad Boy.)
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RE: Torn Minisuce ( Knee ) Injury
It would depend for many horizontal and flap (oblique) tears are generally not reparable. So, the question is, how is the surgeon going to make this repair? Generally part of the miniscus in this type surgery is simply removed. Then you have to wait and see how your knee works after surgery and Therapy. And if any permanent damage does presist afterwards.

When you say get what money you have due to you, I would think, your already thinking in terms of a settlement amount. But, you should be focused on proper healing more. For if something does go wrong, there will be no money in the world that can make it better.

In a simple example of dollars, a Knee could be worth $1,000.00 or it could be worth $17,000.00. So as you see the money isn't a large amount, nor will it ever be. The dollar amounts of a settlement will be based on how well you and your knee work after proper treatment is done, your full medical case, and then what Impairment you might have. You won't find a dollar amount that will meet your needs anywhere. For not one person here can staple an amount on ones injury, without knowing the whole full case behind the injury. And even then, it could only be a wild guess on an amount.

http://www.dolir.missouri.gov/wc/faq_employees.htm

If the employee is seriously and permanently disfigured about the head, neck, hands or arms, the judge may allow additional weeks of compensation, not to exceed 40 weeks. The employee needs to schedule a conference before the administrative law judge to obtain compensation benefits due to scarring or disfigurement.

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01-19-2009, 04:29 PM
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RE: Torn Minisuce ( Knee ) Injury
I'm not looking to get a certain dollar amount. But if I am entitled to it, I don't want to wait to get the information that I need. If I am not eligible then so be it. I'm not looking to stick it to the company or make money unjustly. No amount of money could replace the full use of my knee.
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01-19-2009, 05:09 PM
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RE: Torn Minisuce ( Knee ) Injury
then you are in the right frame of mind.....understand healing is the most important thing here......and until you are at MMI (maxium medical improvement) and are given a rating no one knows....

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01-19-2009, 05:22 PM (This post was last modified: 01-19-2009 05:49 PM by Bad Boy Bad Boy.)
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RE: Torn Minisuce ( Knee ) Injury
A Missouri employee needs to schedule a conference before the administrative law judge to obtain compensation benefits (settlement). As in my previous post. It's going to be the ALJ that sets the amount for you.

Here is your Form to fill when time comes.

http://www.dolir.missouri.gov/lirc/forms...567-ai.pdf

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