I just had Inguinal Hernia surgery on 5/21/09. I was hurt on the job on 5/14/09. They approved me right away for surgery. It must have been obvious to them by the doctors reports. My question is how much money should I be looking for in the settlement. I do not want to get a lawyer yet because I dont need one yet, but Im not opposed to getting one. Ive had to deal with this type of thing before with a lawyer and it went fine. I had back surgery in '06 and was on this forum all the time. All help on this matter will be greatly appreciated
05-29-2009, 01:30 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-29-2009, 01:31 PM by Bad Boy Bad Boy.)
You have a chance of getting no money. If there are no disabilities in the end. And no restrictions after time goes on.
Why is money a factor, if you get back to 100% better?
Why not think of healing properly and getting better before you would even think money?
There isn't always a money settlement.
Pain and suffering isn't part of Work Comp like it is in Personell Injury.
The work comp Insurance doesn't even have to offer a money settlement.
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Just wondering someone said I was entitled to a settlement
I have the same question because mine did reoccur and if I gain 40lbs or get pregnant I would have to have the same surgery again for the third or fourth time.
So, just because the hernia surgery gets better for the moment, you think there would be no settlement??? What if the hernia re-occurs, which is very likely, and you no longer work for that company??? I'm thinking this is a big part of the reason for a pay out, not just how well you feel or heal after surgery.
07-15-2013, 03:50 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-15-2013, 04:23 PM by 1171.)
then it would not be work related and not covered by workers comp.
work comp coverage only extends to a specific date of injury; it does not cover you or any part of your body.
it's not health insurance.
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