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please help with permanent (SLU) award - mcmahonjc - 04-17-2012

I just recieved a letter in the mail form workers comp stating my doctor rated me at 10% permanent loss of use in my right knee for a torn ACL with sugery done 01/20/11 to repair it.
My question is does anyone know what kid of money I am looking at being awarded? Im looking for a little help before I say yes or no and if i should check into another doctor.


RE: please help with permanent (SLU) award - 1171 - 04-17-2012

each state has their own work comp system with different benefits.
that's why we request you post the state when asking for information
http://www.workerscompensation.com/forums/general/showthread.php?tid=10146

ratings are not based on the type of treatment or type of injury but on how much function has been lost.
that cannot be second guessed on a message board.
if you doubt the rating get a second opinion.


RE: please help with permanent (SLU) award - mcmahonjc - 04-17-2012

(04-17-2012, 01:40 PM)1171 Wrote: each state has their own work comp system with different benefits.
that's why we request you post the state when asking for information
http://www.workerscompensation.com/forums/general/showthread.php?tid=10146

ratings are not based on the type of treatment or type of injury but on how much function has been lost.
that cannot be second guessed on a message board.
if you doubt the rating get a second opinion.

sorry im from NY


RE: please help with permanent (SLU) award - 1171 - 04-17-2012

no way to tell if the rating was correctly done.
here is link to New York rating information:
http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/hcpp/ImpairmentGuidelines/2012ImpairmentGuide.pdf