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Rights to settlement?
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I live in Arkansas. I was injured on the job resulting in a torn ACL, sprained LCL, and bruised bones. WC has paid my medical bills and I have received a weekly check but a friend told me that since I had surgery I should also be entitled to a settlement. I'm wondering if this is true. I don't want to tick my employers off but at the same time I want to know my rights. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 
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(08-16-2012, 10:40 PM)Tigertaurus Wrote: I live in Arkansas. I was injured on the job resulting in a torn ACL, sprained LCL, and bruised bones. WC has paid my medical bills and I have received a weekly check but a friend told me that since I had surgery I should also be entitled to a settlement. I'm wondering if this is true. I don't want to tick my employers off but at the same time I want to know my rights. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

You get less money if you have a surgery, but if you need future surgery you will get money for that.
Get a Lawyer because they can get you more money for your impairment.
 
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(08-16-2012, 10:40 PM)Tigertaurus Wrote: I live in Arkansas. I was injured on the job resulting in a torn ACL, sprained LCL, and bruised bones. WC has paid my medical bills and I have received a weekly check but a friend told me that since I had surgery I should also be entitled to a settlement. I'm wondering if this is true. I don't want to tick my employers off but at the same time I want to know my rights. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

there are all kinds of surgeries and not all get settlements. it's not surgery that gets you extra $$.
work comp allows additional disability payments to those that are left with a permanent impairment.
talk to your doctor about an impairment rating and read about comp benefits in arkansas
http://www.awcc.state.ar.us/laqabrochure.pdf

Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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Surgeries have nothing to do with settlement amount. There are several variables that come into play when settlement talks begin. One of the big variables is permanent impairment, AKA MMI.
8-05, Micro laminectomy/disectomy. 10-05 lumbar fusion L5-S1. 2-07 exploritory surgery. 12-07 medical implant, Spinal Cord Stimulator. now receiving SSDI. After going back to school, I received my degree as a mechanical engineer. What can I say, it was the only way I had to beat the system. 
 
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#5
With a sucessfull surgery, there will be less of an impairment thus meaning less settlment.. Now if the surgery fails, well then there is more of a impairment...
 
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#6
Thanks everyone for your answers!!
 
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