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## Revision Surgery Rating

Hello and I hope everyone is safe and well.

Rando

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## Re: Revision Surgery Rating

I am curious if I will again expect a rating from the doctor. I have already received one rating of 10%
I would say yes, they use a formula to combine the two ratings to come up with a total - below is an example for a back injury but they same applies.

*This Section clarified as of February 15, 2000*
If a claimant has two injuries to the back and has separate impairments, these ratings should be calculated separately and then combined. Do not add the percentages of impairment.
FIRST EXAMPLE: 40% (A) & 20% (B)
In this example, the first percentage of impairment, 40% (A) is subtracted from 100%.
100% - 40% = 60% (C)
The second percentage of impairment 20% (B) is calculated from the remaining percentage (C), which in this case is 60%.
20% of 60% = 12% (D)
The total percentage of impairment is the sum of 40% (A) plus 12% (D).
40% + 12% = 52% total percentage of impairment
http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/pages/ratinggd.htm

Should I see advice from a worker's comp attorney
Yes, it doesn't hurt to keep them honest.
We have a lawyer that contributes to the N.C board, complwyr (Bob Bollinger) maybe he'll weigh in and correct or expound on my comments.
Here's the link to his website.
https://www.injuredtruckersnc.com/

Tony

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## Re: Revision Surgery Rating

Tony, that stuff you quoted about combining ratings is only used for back injuries. If the doctor gives a new rating for the recurrent tear, the biceps tear, and the second surgery, generally speaking, that will be in addition to the original rating after the first surgery. It works better when the same doctor is doing the treating and rating, but in the OP's case, it can be done. It really just depends on exactly what the second doctor says when he rates him. The fact that an additional injury is present--the biceps tear--will help to justify additional or higher ratings in this case. And, of course, in NC the injured worker may have an election of benefits to make at that point of rating/MMI -- if he is still out of work, or under-employed, he can choose to continue getting TTD or TPD as the facts dictate.
Last edited by complwyr; 09-28-2020 at 01:12 PM.

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