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  1. #1
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    Default Rotator Cuff Injury and Settlement Maryland

    Long story short i was a nurse and i was injured on the job. I fractured my knee and tore my rotator cuff in my left shoulder as well as the right rotator cuff. I have had 6 surgeries and no luck!!! So now i have lost my career and it has been 6 years since the accident and now i am dropping voc rehab due to the restrictions i can't find a job. Lawyer said could be serious or not serious disability??? I am on pain management as well as seeing a psychologist for the severe depression that this has caused. I have been on antidepressants for several years. At this point any suggestions about settlement would be great!!!! Because i stopped voc rehab due to a serious illness i cant go for total disability not sure i understand why. I am also on ssi and ssdi due to these injuries . Any help or suggestions . Yes iwif is crappy

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    Default Re: Rotator Cuff Injury and Settlement Maryland

    settlements require you to put a value on your future benefits.
    you are likely entitled to permanent partial disability based on your impairment.
    without an impairment rating those benefits are unknown and settlement figure is impossible to define.
    more information permanent disability here
    http://www.wcc.state.md.us/Gen_Info/WCC_Benefits.html

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    Default Re: Rotator Cuff Injury and Settlement Maryland

    I am also on ssi and ssdi due to these injuries
    There may not be a settlement the way you might like.
    Once the PD indemity is determined, those payments will begin.
    You'll continue to have access to medical care.
    As you are Medicare eligible, you can't close the medical in your claim until a WCMSA/setaside arrangement has been addressed.
    A MSA proposal should be sent to CMS/Medicare for review and approval to protect Medicare interests.
    IF the ER/IC is not happy with the results there... they do not have to close out the claim by lump sum payment.

    And, a cash settlement is probably not in your best interests.
    There are a lot of threads on this board about Medicare, SSDI/SSI, closing out a claim completely.
    More info on Medicare/setasides etc is here www.cms.gov
    More on SSDI and -how your WC may be affected is at www.ssa.gov

    If you'd spend some time reading through the "Disability Benefits" board, then come back with specific quesitons it would be easier to help you out.

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    Default Re: Rotator Cuff Injury and Settlement Maryland

    Thank you BvIA I will do that I just spoke to the lawyer and he said I am not entitled to Permanent Total Disability cause I am ending voc rehab due to being diagnosed with some tumors and maybe cancer.

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    Default Re: Rotator Cuff Injury and Settlement Maryland

    IMHO>.. continue to pay attention to your atty. That's why he's handling the claim...and no one here is.
    Good luck to you...

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    Default Re: Rotator Cuff Injury and Settlement Maryland

    Thank you and I will keep in touch with how this all ends!!

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