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WORK COMP SETTLEMENT QUESTION

My doc already told me I'll never be able to return to my type of work. I've only don't physical labor my whole life. I have no college at all. I'm 34 with a mortgage and two kids and child support for two other kids. If I do a settlement with a lawyer, what are the chances I'll get money and how do they decide what type of job I'll be able to do? I'm afraid because I know nothing other than labor and my doc says I will have physical limitations forever. I've had two back surgeries in 7 months. My last surgery was last week. I'm scared and confused. Anything at all will help me. Thank you.
Left side MicroD l5-s1 2/7/13. Re herniated immediately
Revision bilateral MicroD and posterior lumbar decompression 9/9/13. Failed. L5-S1 fusion on 3/6/14.
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  • Hi Capsdad,
    I am also on Workers Comp and have a 4 level ACDF coming up in October. I have been dealing with Workers Comp for a year and a half but have only been off work since July when I went and seen a surgeon. I hired a Workers comp attorney in May because I was tired of the run-around and the excruciating pain I was having to deal with everyday that I went to work. My advice is if you have not already hired an attorney please get one that specializes in Workers Comp. They know exactly what to do, what to file, and can help you navigate the insurance company that is representing your employer. They can tell you about vocational training that may be available to you at no charge, Disability for you and your family, Social Security, ETC. So please get the advice and representation that an attorney can give you. I have also found that the Workers Comp are very straight forward with me now. Have you turned in Milage sheets for all your travel for Dr's, PT, ETC.
    You do not need to be scared anymore if you find a good attorney that will fight for you.
    Good Luck

    Irene
    Irene
    Orlando Florida
    4 Level ACDF
    October 15th, 2013
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