I wanted to know if someone could tell me about how much a settlement would be for having an anterior cervical disectomy surgery.

this is workmans comp. in Ga.The Ins. carrier tried to settle with me after I had the MRI done and I recently had the surgery 4-13-09.I am not seeing the huge improvement they promised me and I am afraid I have perm. nerve damage.Can I make it to where the Ins. company can leave the medical part open for the future or when they settle is that it?

Asked on May 27, 2009 under Personal Injury, Georgia

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

This sounds like a life-changing injury.  There are a lot of things to consider, to arrive at a reasonable settlement figure, including your work history and earnings and what further treatment might be needed.  Also important is what you are likely to be able to earn when you have recovered, to the extent that you do, and, until that is known, settlement might not even be appropriate.

You need to have an experienced workers compensation lawyer in your area review all of the facts of your case, to get reliable advice, and to negotiate with the carrier if that's appropriate at this time.  One place to look for an attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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