Im new to this forum but wanted to join because I have a few questions and dont know who to ask. Thought someone here could help me out
My hubby ruptured his bicep muscle while working. He had surgery a few weeks ago and filed with workmans comp.
He has missed a few days of work but he just used his sick days so he would not lose any money.
After a few days he is back to work doing "light duty". He has absolutely no use of his arm whatsoever. They said he will not be completely healed for about 4 months and that he may never beable to turn his arm completely and he may not ever get his arm back to 100%.
But my hubby is still working and plans to continue to work this job...light duty for now and then back to full when dr says its ok.
People are telling him he may get a settlement. but if he is still able to work at this job and he hasnt lost any wages because of his injury ( just his sick days) does he really qualify for a settlement?
It really wasnt anyones fault...just something that happens. But he is in ALOT of pain and things have been tough here. He cannot hold our brand new baby or help feed him, so he feels guilty etc. Does pain and suffering count?
I guess Im just asking if it is possible that he could get a settlement even though he can still work? And if so, what should we do? Do you suggest getting a lawyer? or is that not always necessary?
Thanks in advance for your advice! Its much appreciated!