Shoulder injury

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by 1ashleytommy, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. 1ashleytommy

    1ashleytommy New Member

    I am a driver and hurt my shoulder over a year ago. I am collecting my work comp but just had my 2nd surgery due too this injury. Doctor is not sure if I will be able too ever get back. Any idea what an injury settlement will be?
     
  2. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Comp laws and settlements vary from state to state, but I believe generally they will settle with you for the future cost's of your medical care that's it.
     
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Any monies collected so far may be subject to repayment. It's that way in NY, unless its a spine injury. :happy-very:

    As far as medical coverage, it sometimes is better to not settle. If you are only going to get a few grand, I'd never settle. Just keep the medical coverage, it's not worth the Medicare buy-in. Different kind of care. Not nearly as good.
     
  4. AZBrown

    AZBrown Teamster by choice

    All injured parts carry a specific monetary value.
    I believe this is standard through all insurance companies.
    It can probably be found through an internet search.
    I had a co-worker at a previous job settle after 3 years on a shoulder injury for $60K
    I'd look at the long term cost of caring for it, rather than taking the money and running
     
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Remember, in NY, any monies forwarded to you prior to settling is subject to repayment.( not to include spinal injuries)