My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Ohio
I fell at work and broke my wrist at work in 2005. Workmans Comp took car of all my medical expenses. I hired a lawyer to handle any furhter claims with this case. I was told I would have to wait a year at least before he could file a claim. He wanted to make sure I didn't need any more medical treatments. Well after 2 surgeries, the doctor said I would not have full use of my wrist. I had pins and screws put in and carpel tunnel surgery done on it. I have limited range of motion and can not lift anything heavy with that hand. Went through physical therapy and it did help some but my range of motion did not improve.
I want to contact my lawyer about wanting to close my claim. What I want to know is if I should claim permanent partial disability or should I settle for a lump sum? How long do they pay the permanent partial disabilty for?