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While I value 1171's advice and commentary, I must impart my experience from my case and worker's comp law firm. If you have a strong feeling that your attorney is ineffective don't be afraid to ask for a new attorney - I'm glad I did as my intuition was clearly on the money. When it's obvious that the worker's comp adjuster, their attorney and your attorney are working in collusion with one another then its time to speak up and stand up for your self.

I'm much older than you (61) with a much longer work history (social security wages beginning in 1972) and that does play a big part as you have many more possible 'working years' ahead of you. By the way, I was raised in FL and lived there 34 years. In my case it was mostly 'repetitive motion' type injuries over a period of many years that I was unable to get any movement on medically or legally.

It took a specific injury, at a specific location, at a specific time to get the legal ball rolling. I did receive some cash for the 'repetitive motion' injuries but no corrective surgery as the employer denied responsibility although these injuries are common (statistically speaking) with this type of work. We notice we are slowing down, take more time to manage the pain and properly finish the job - went on for many years until I tore a forearm tendon in my right arm. I had already tried to get an orthopedist to look at the other pressing issues with no luck. His written statement to the NC Labor Board stated otherwise.

From what I'm reading, you're unable to go back to doing your current trade? Will be able to go back to work at all or at something well below what you were doing before the injury? Eligible for job retraining? My settlement acknowledges I 'probably' won't return to 'gainful employment' due to an unrepaired shoulder and an unrepaired back.

I was given a 5% disability for my right shoulder, the one with the unrepaired rotator cuff and tendon reattachment surgery (15lb lifting limit). I also have ongoing range of motion issues with the right arm - reaching over my head and shaving with my right arm are problematic and I have to sit down and rest after showering/shaving in the morning due to back - knee - hip pain. I'm better off than many; awaiting an answer on my SSDI app and will apply for early SS and company pension late this summer.

Please keep us informed on future developments.
 
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Settlement offer florida - Davidbum - 03-17-2018, 02:04 PM
RE: Settlement offer florida - 1171 - 03-17-2018, 04:11 PM
RE: Settlement offer florida - Cashiered Too - 03-18-2018, 08:20 AM

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