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  1. #1
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    Default Settlements for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Hello. I am wondering if anyone has had a settlement from a carpal tunnel case? I am curious how much $ you recieved?

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    It doesn't matter.. ALL cases are different and unique just as the person who sustained the injury.
    Your final rating is based on your own medical evidence and your personal condition as it stands now.
    You can not make comparisions to another IW's injury...each one is unique to their own circumstance.

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    Thumbs up Re: new here

    Oh I see, thanks much.

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    Default Re: new here

    deedee... if you have had a final PD rating you can find the value of your potential award in the labor code...it's under "Disability Payments" and can be found here...http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/di...file=4650-4664
    This will give you the amount of your PD value...but there is also a value to your Future Medical... which at best is a "SWAG", or Scientific Wild Ass Guess"...there is no formula to figure out the value of your FM benefits...just keep in mind that everything in WC is negotiable...

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    Default Re: new here

    CA is now using the 2005 AMA Guides in determining permanent disability. While your situation may potentially result in a higher amount of permanent disability --- using the AMA Guides normally a person's whole person impairment (WPI) is only around 5% for carpal tunnel injuries now (this would be for one hand - double it for two hands).

    So you are looking at between 5-10% Permanent Disability after age and occupation are taken into account.

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