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    neil Guest

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    was injured on october 13th in which time i have had a mri and found out that i have a herniated disc and nerve damage and well now its jan 13th and i cant get the surgery i need , because of the workers comp insurance, i have hired an attorney and have a court date in april, but in the meantime i have to deal with this pain and for what reason? I have a daughter 11 and another one due in february and i cant hardly walk for anytime at all, im only 29 and fresh out of the army, been in great shape until this injury, this is by far the most desperate time of my life, considering i cant work and ive lost everything, just wondering what anone out there would suggest

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    gonecrazyinky Guest

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    Neil,
    You are in for a battle sounds like...Especially in our wonderful state. I too was only 30 years old when I had my injury and it has ruined my life. I have been in a constant battle since the injury. You need to stay on your attorney...The greesy wheel gets the greese...sounds like an easy task...but trust me it will be difficult. Keep in touch and let us know what is happening...Good Luck

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    Neil - "Fresh out of the Army" - hopefully Honorably Discharged or separated and/or Reserve status. Have you contacted the VA or your local VA Service Officer for help and/or assistance?

    I had MRI, EMG and myelogram that documented ruptured discs and a broken vertebra with bone fragments into the nerves. Three + months later my specialist was still waiting for surgey authorization from wc. In pain and weakness in the entire lower extremties and both legs, my specialist gave me a time to report to the emergency room. I did and the ER doctor paged him, I was then admitted and 12+ hours of emergency surgery the next day. WC paid. This was some years ago so I don't know if it is allowed today or if the KY wc would allow it.

    Document everything and keep all records, etc. Avoid verbal and trust no one!

    Good Luck.

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    neilroot Guest

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    Well i finally talked to my lawyer and told him i was going crazy and still in alot of pain, and it seems that he called the workers comp adjuster and im now getting my surgery in 2 weeks, and yes i got a honorable discharge, unfortunately this injury happened at a civilian job so im not eligible for va disability, but thank you guys for the info.Ill keep you posted as to what happens

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    neil Guest

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    Well i finally got the surgery after 3 months of my lawyer hassling the insurance company, Im now a week out of the surgery which was an discetomy, as of right now i feel worse then i did before , but with some luck i should get better

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    Default Re: Herniated Disc and Nerve Damage

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    Well i finally got the surgery after 3 months of my lawyer hassling the insurance company, Im now a week out of the surgery which was an discetomy, as of right now i feel worse then i did before , but with some luck i should get better

    I really hope You do get better. I'm going through the same thing.
    After doing allot of research and talking to allot of People I've decided not to have surgery.
    After Two Nerve Root blocks, the second one was horrible and left the right side of my Left Foot partially numb, I'm done with doctors!
    I don't know what will happen but with help from God and My lawyer I'll be OK.

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    I hope you're doing better. I'm scheduled for this same surgery next Week and wanted to know if you are getting better or worse. I just want to know what to expect. Thanks to W/C I'm being forced into the surgery or else I'll be permanently cut off. I can't work because of this and I sure can't feed my Family on nothing so now I'm having surgery I didn't want right now.
    I just wanted a chance to get better on my own but that's just not good enough for them.

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    You're logically at MMI if your current treatment plan, short of the surgery, is unlikely to result in further functional improvement despite ongoing treatment or medication. At that point you will lose your temporary benefits and must seek work within your current abilities. Most states allow for continued compensation during for a limited period of time. I'm sure you know all this. The bigger question is what is the likelihood that surgery will return you to your desired funtional level ? if not much better then why have the surgery if it will likely leave you in the same post after the post -op period ?

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    Quote Quoting POR View Post
    You're logically at MMI if your current treatment plan, short of the surgery, is unlikely to result in further functional improvement despite ongoing treatment or medication. At that point you will lose your temporary benefits and must seek work within your current abilities. Most states allow for continued compensation during for a limited period of time. I'm sure you know all this. The bigger question is what is the likelihood that surgery will return you to your desired funtional level ? if not much better then why have the surgery if it will likely leave you in the same post after the post -op period ?
    This is where workers comp is so messed up. If you're injured and can't work why don't the laws make them pay disability until a settlement is reached? If a Person can't work and gets cut off because of MMI, how is that Person supposed to survive until a settlement is reached if they can't work?
    If this is what State law deems fair then I wish workers comp didn't exist. This way workers like me could sue the company and get appropriate restitution instead of being drug down to the point we have to go bankrupt and end up Homeless over the negligence of the company we worked for. I think if W/C where abolished it would do away with so much fraud and make companies allot more accountable for their actions. I guess the only thing we as workers can do is not get injured at work. If we do get hurt then make sure we die...

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