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Amputation worth
#1
Hello,
I'm a newbie here but have rea through many threads. I recently had a partial amputation of my right index finger right at about the first nuckle, WC has been paying me since i have been off work, I should state that I am from PA and collect 845.00 a week from WC, I just received there loss claim that i need to sign for 21,000, that is 25 weeks, (half finger) when i was in the ER i remember the surgeon saying he had to go deeper and shave the next bone, i went to a free consult and the lawyer stated that i may be eligible for the full 50 weeks compensation, where do i go from here? Do i have to have a lawyer to find this out?
 
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#2
Do i have the right to goto the dr's office and ask for medical records?
thanks
 
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#3
Statute 306©(15) (15) The loss of any substantial part of the first phalange of a finger, or an amputation immediately below the first phalange for the purpose of providing an optimum surgical result, shall be considered loss of one-half of the finger. Any greater loss shall be considered the loss of the entire finger.
 
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#4
It is unlikely that the carrier is going to just agree to double your entitlement, so the lawyer would not be a bad idea.
 
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#5
Thank yous for the heads up
thanks roy
 
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