Hello All, I just received my last workers comp check. I have 2 disk's bulging L/4 L/5 and 1 of them has a Fischer tear or annular tear? Whatever it's called. I just call it OUCH! .lol I'm still in pain constantly, my right leg gives out now. I have a lawyer, but I don't want to end this blindly. My Dr. isn't recommending me for the disk fusion, he said I'd only have a 15% chance of getting out of bed. I have a few questions and I appreciate any help.
1. What are my options as far as monetary compensation? Do I apply for State disability?
2. My lawyer mentioned that my Dr. should be getting ready to write a letter with my percentage of disability? What is this for and do I want it? How should I end this case if I'm not even fixed yet? How do I end it if I'm not fixed?
3. I'm thinking of asking for a microdiscectomy? Has anyone had this done? Should I be asking for this?
Slightly more then a few questions....But I've been researching this workers comp thing for 2 years now and I never seem to find an answer that makes sense, and I don't want to agree to anything that might go against my rights. I know workers comp is a tricky beast, I just want to get what I deserve and need to get my butt back to work! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!