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Hernia Surgery
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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
 
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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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#3
Just wondering someone said I was entitled to a settlement
 
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carl5138 Wrote:Just wondering someone said I was entitled to a settlement

What state?
 
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#5
Illinois
 
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Bad Boy is Giving You Very Good Advice, and I Agree, Money is not worth a thing without Your Health, and if You Heal 100%, the w/c System and the Ins. Co. have done Their Job, there is no Visible Scar, (Such as on the Face or Neck) so there will Probably be no Settlement. At the Top of this Forum there is a Section Entitled "Info. by State", I'm in Pa. and citing what I Understand the w/c System to be, but Your State May Be Different. I Hope You Heal Soon, and Your Pain is Minimal!!Wink
 
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(05-29-2009, 02:49 PM)Still in Limbo Wrote: Bad Boy is Giving You Very Good Advice, and I Agree, Money is not worth a thing without Your Health, and if You Heal 100%, the w/c System and the Ins. Co. have done Their Job, there is no Visible Scar, (Such as on the Face or Neck) so there will Probably be no Settlement. At the Top of this Forum there is a Section Entitled "Info. by State", I'm in Pa. and citing what I Understand the w/c System to be, but Your State May Be Different. I Hope You Heal Soon, and Your Pain is Minimal!!Wink


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.
 
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#8
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.
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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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(05-29-2009, 01:05 PM)carl5138 Wrote: 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

I have been dealing with a hernia issue since April of 2014. I have had 3 hernia surgeries or should I say 1 for hernia and 2 repairs because it didn't work. Then I had to have old mesh removed then had to be reopened to flush out infection. I can't work drive lift squat you know the deal if you've had hernia surgery. I still have severe pain after 3 months due to nerve entrapment and my attorney still says I wont get a settlement. I don't feel this is a fair deal after all the pain and work loss. This however could lead to a disability if they cant get the nerves to settle down. Please everyone hold off on these hernia surgeries until completely needed. I am now in physical therapy which doesn't help and getting ready to start pain management. I was already told I will not be able to return to my current job as a truck driver and cant do strenuous work. So after all this I feel I should get a settlement, but maybe I will get better, One can only hope.
 
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