My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Al
I think most states have done away with the Second Injury Fund, are "other" dissibilities figured in, when assesing the value of your current problem as related to your body as a whole?
I currently have a herniated disk, l4 l5, pressing on l5 nerve root, low back and left leg pain. (still evaluating)
I also have a rating of 5% for both hand's for weakness and arthritis, from a previous carpall tunnell release (2.5 each hand). (WC)
And a 20% rating on RT Knee for residuals of ACL reconstruction w/medial menscus tear and instibility. (VA)
I'm just wondering what the outcome might be after the current problem is resolved to MMI. With my rt knee problems i think I might have "more" problems/limitations with the back injury when you figure in my knee. Are these other condition's evaluated in the overall picture? I've not had an atty in the other cases, do you think I should get one in this one? Your advice and opinions are appreciated.