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what is the longest anyone has been out of work due to a fingertip injury, I smashed my right ring finger and and seems like the IC doest think my injury is that bad. I have had 2 pins put into my finger and it still didnt heal right, and IM still experiencing alot of pain, when I try to type or just grab things with my right hand. And what could I speak to my doctor about when the IC stating that my maxium recovery time is the 15 of this month (which I have to see my doc again (on the 24) about gettin the fingertip amputated. Will the insurance still pay if I dont get the tip amputated, I dont know anymore, the IC, is giving me my last check today. Im in limbo right now
 
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#2
you need to get an appointment with your doctor sooner than the 24th if possible and tell him you are still having problems...if they cut off your checks it will be hard for you to get them started back up,so the sooner you see the doctor the better!!!!!!!! also i would try to get a second oppinion before i let anyone cut the end of my finger off that would leave you scarred for life!!!!!!!!!!
 
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#3
When you start to get ultimatums such as "cut the tip of your finger off or you will lose your benefits" it's time to run to the Attorney's Office!! You are talking about a life altering experience here, some may say "Oh well it's only the tip of a finger", but it's not theirs!!! get yourself Counsel before it's too late and the damage is done!! Best of Luck and please keep us informed!!Wink
 
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#4
I think somebody one time got a serious infection and never returned to work.
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Thank You so much 1171 for your wisdom on this issue! It's great to know your sarcasm hasn't left. For a while there I actually though you had made a change, and your attitude was gone. But as I and we have all seen in the past, we can count on you to complete our Day with your Wisdom and Wit!!Rolleyes
 
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#6
I'm glad to see you resisted the temptation as well.
lighten up a bit - penguins are suppose to have "happy feet".
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#7
And "Longest Active Members" should have Manners!!Tongue
 
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#8
Hi Sedd:

Quote:what is the longest anyone has been out of work due to a fingertip injury, I smashed my right ring finger and and seems like the IC doest think my injury is that bad. I have had 2 pins put into my finger and it still didnt heal right, and IM still experiencing alot of pain, when I try to type or just grab things with my right hand. And what could I speak to my doctor about when the IC stating that my maxium recovery time is the 15 of this month (which I have to see my doc again (on the 24) about gettin the fingertip amputated. Will the insurance still pay if I dont get the tip amputated, I dont know anymore, the IC, is giving me my last check today. Im in limbo right now

What your IC is using to calculate your maximum recovery time is a chart which indicates different types of injuries and the maximum time it should normally take for a return to work. Your IC are not medical professionals. The only one who can release you back to work is your Primary Treating Physician.

If I was in your shoes, and didn't feel I was medically able to return to work, I would ask my Treating Physician for a 2nd opinion to a Hand Specialist. You are entitled to a 2nd opinion.

Amputation sounds rather drastic but it happens. It is also a simpler way to end your case, and a digit amputation isn't much on permanent disability. Like you said, the IC doesn't think it's a big deal. A 2nd opinion doctor, if a good one, might be able to save your finger. Do your homework and have one in mind when you talk to your doctor. This happened to my husband after a failed finger surgery. We found a wonderful 2nd opinion hand surgeon who was able to fix his finger completely, without any disability.

You can certainly call a workers comp attorney and get some free advice. It may be hard to find one to take your case since like a said, a digit doesn't involve much permanent disability and won't amount to a great deal in settlement.

Whatever you decide do it quickly.

Take care!
Let Go, and Let God......
 
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#9
I am with CC totally! A specialist in your type of injury SHOULD be seen before anything is done and an attorney, at least a consult is necessary at this point. Best of luck.


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#10
Hi.
Do not have any amputation of anything prior to a second opinion with a hand specialist...YOU are the one destined to live with a body maiming. They are trying to get out of it cheap.....leaving you with one less finger for the rest of your born days! There are many fabulous and gifted hand surgeons out here...exhaust all measures to get it fixed if possible.
LillySmile
Injured worker, & tired of it all! I'm too old for games!!

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