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.
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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