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    will they rate a (back)injury as a whole.

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    Yes, back injuries are whole body.

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    C. Permanent Disability and Final Settlement
    · When the injury has healed, the injured employee will be released from the physician's care.
    · If the injured employee does not recover completely, the employee will reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) and the physician will assign an Impairment rating.
    · This Impairment rating, combined with vocational factors, may result in a permanent partial disability (PPD) rating.. A settlement from the workers' compensation insurance company or Employer may then be agreed upon.
    · Not all injuries result in a permanent impairment; however, Workers' Compensation specialists with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development do provide, at no cost to the parties, informal Benefit Review Conferences to assist the parties in reaching a final agreement or settlement of the claim. Please complete a C-40B Request for Benefit Review Conference and submit it to the Workers' Compensation Division.
    If you disagree with the WPI rating of your PTP you can opt for a MIR/Medical Impairment Rating...
    What is the purpose of the MIR Registry?The sole purpose of the Medical Impairment Rating (MIR) Registry is to establish a resource to resolve disputes as to the degree of permanent medical impairment ratings given for injuries or occupational diseases to which the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act is applicable. A dispute is recognized whenever at least two different physicians have issued differing permanent medical impairment ratings and the parties disagree as to those ratings; or whenever a physician has issued an opinion that no permanent medical impairment exists, yet the physician has issued permanent physical restrictions to the injured employee. Registry physicians agree to provide evaluations in a manner consistent with the standard of care in their community and in compliance with the MIR Program Rules.
    You can read more about benefits in TN here....http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/lsques.html#B

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    thanks this is my first time going through this.It's a real headache,i have a lawyer so i should be ok.

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    i have a lawyer so i should be ok.
    Don't kid yourself here... having a attornrey will not guarantee that your best interests are looked after... GET YOUR HEAD into the labor code, statutes etc that govern WC in TN.... know what you are entitled to, and what to do where there is a denial to benefits you think you are entitled to...just because you have that lawyer doesn't mean your file is on top of the pile.

    You should be keeping the check stubs, including the envelope it came in,
    copies of ALL your doctors reports that are sent to your AA and the CA/IC...
    and copies of ANY and ALL correspondance between you, attorney, and if possible the CA/DA handling your claim at the IC...EVERY piece of paper associated with this claim...everything.

    I guarantee before this is over... you're gonna be back here with a 'whatta I do IF...?" and nothing in hand to refer to...

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    I know how sticky this can get,and i'am willing to go that extra mile.Everything isnt going exactly right but i have faith.I have all my paper work from day one,and i'll fire my lawyer if i have to.In this game every one's dirty.oh and thanks for the advice.
    Last edited by hurt smith; 08-13-2008 at 01:43 PM.

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    Bvia you about said it right.. even though you think people are going to help u they are also helping themselves.. but it is true people do come back and help others or even have more problems when they started the mess and because every injury is different and person is different makes it all the harder. as Bvia said study up on the codes and keep your head high it will get better..

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    thanks alot slickwilly.

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