Re: Revision Surgery Rating
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.
I am curious if I will again expect a rating from the doctor. I have already received one rating of 10%
*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
Yes, it doesn't hurt to keep them honest.
Should I see advice from a worker's comp attorney
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.
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