Long story short.. I got injured in 2009, filed a comp claim in June 2011 for the injuries. I've had 3 injections and my WC doc wants to do a 4th, which hasn't happened yet and may not happen or be approved. Had an AME on Nov 8th and my attorney called today saying he got the report from the AME and I've been given a perm disablity rating and will be looking at a stipulation soon. Said he will bring me in to go over the paperwork.
I'm really confused by what all this is meaning. He said I'll continue to get medical treatment.. but why am I getting what sounds like something so final when the WC doctor hasn't really done anything yet beyond given me painkillers and physical therapy.
And what happens if 5 years from now things are severely worse? Is the rating something that can be reevaluated? Or am I stuck with it for life?
Any advice on what all this means? I know I will be meeting with the attorney soon but having this dropped on my lap late afternoon on a Friday has left me with a million questions and no where to go for answers.