Injured 08/07 to lower back. Surgery, fusion L5-S1 07/08. P&S came back 20%. Trying to decide Stip and Award or C7R.
OK...My questions are as follows:
1) If I choose the stip and award with open future medical, this only covers the original injury correct?
2) If I choose C&R then the case is closed on this injury forever?
3) If I injure , which most cases show will happen eventually (but hope against hopes it NEVER happens again), a disc above or below at a new job, and the doctors state that it is in direct corallation to the previous injury, then the IC that worked the case on the original injury is responsible for most of the care? or not?
4) I guess basically, my main question is if I take the C&R is my current IC liable for injuries that happen in the future to other parts of my back? I don't want to screw my family because I know how much they spent on my back already, and I don't think I could ever afford that on my own.
This site is great, I just couldn't find the answers I needed so that is why I am posting. Thanks in advance for any and all help/advice in this matter.