My workers compensation claim was made in the State of New Mexico.
I am searching for a while within this forum for a good answer but I could not find any, this is why I decided to register.
I lost my faith because of a rude adjuster otherwise I would call them to ask my questions.
I had a L5-S1 spin fusion, with a big uneven scar (6 inches) and still pain in my lower back. I still take pain-killers, sexual activity is almost ZERO, which makes feel that I am not more man enough which depresses me a lot. I could mention a few more reasons but I know I will never be the same as I was before my accident. My MMI date will be in the end of July 2010.
I would like to mention that my accident was caused by a previous work injury as my knee gave up on me (never being fixed properly), I believe I got a 6% disability rating on that (it was app. $3600, which I consider to be lower than it should have been).
Now to my questions,
1. I would like to know what will be my approximate disability rating for my lower back including all the facts I mentioned above?
2. Will the 6% for my knee taken in consideration?
3. I also would like to know what kind of money I can expect after my MMI?
4. For right now I get payed app. $416 (the 2/3's) a week and I need a approximate idea what a lump sum payout would be?
I do not trust my adjuster they did many things wrong to me, I have many reasons to file a lawsuit against them, but I am not such person and I also do not like to share with lawyers what is already mine. Or should I consider a lawyer?
Thank you for reading,