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Texas impairment rating too low?!
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Hi I was injured at work. I had 2 surgeries:
shoulder surgery (labrum, SAD and clavicle excision)
Cervical fusion c4-c5 and c5-c6

My shoulder impairment rating was set at 3% total body
My cervical was set at 5% total body
My cervical motion is terrible
5 degrees cervical flexion
10 degrees cervical extension
10 degrees Left lateral flexion
5 degrees right lateral flexion
Left rotation 20 degrees
right rotation 20 degrees

He placed me into the DRE model for the neck at a level 2 After reading the AMA guide i believe that I am not qualified to use the DRE model and must be placed into the ROM model. With my motion I believe my cervical impairment would be 20% plus any percentage for radiculopathy. If I did qualify for the DRE model I believe that I should be in category 4.

I am currently looking for an attorney to help. They take forever to return phone calls.
 
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(08-11-2019, 06:00 PM)Buffalo2005 Wrote: Hi I was injured at work. I had 2 surgeries:
shoulder surgery (labrum, SAD and clavicle excision)
Cervical fusion c4-c5 and c5-c6

My shoulder impairment rating was set at 3% total body
My cervical was set at 5% total body
My cervical motion is terrible
5 degrees cervical flexion
10 degrees cervical extension
10 degrees Left lateral flexion
5 degrees right lateral flexion
Left rotation 20 degrees
right rotation 20 degrees

He placed me into the DRE model for the neck at a level 2 After reading the AMA guide i believe that I am not qualified to use the DRE model and must be placed into the ROM model. With my motion I believe my cervical impairment would be 20% plus any percentage for radiculopathy. If I did qualify for the DRE model I believe that I should be in category 4.

I am currently looking for an attorney to help. They take forever to return phone calls.

make sure you get one that specializes in workers comp. some have websites where you can provide email contact.
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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