I was recently advised by a friend that a possible award is given if an individual has surgery due to a work related injury. Is this true? Is it through workers' compensation or do I have to file through somewhere else? I have heard that, when an injury requires surgery, that certain body part will never be back to 100% and you have so much of a permanent disability with it. Is this true? I have been jerked around by one doctor for about 4 months and now that I have seen a new doctor, he has shown the areas that need work. I will be having surgery on my left hand and manipulation on my left shoulder (due to it being frozen) while I am sedated from surgery. Some insight on this would be appreciated. Thank you.