There are more factors that need to be considered such as your age, residual permanent impairment, permanent work restrictions, any back wage loss benefits due to you, etc. I suggest that you contact an attorney who has experience handling workers comp cases to fully discuss your case before agreeing to settle. Good luck.
I agree with Mr. Connell that you can apply for SSD while on workers' comp. However, many factors need be be considered as to whether or not you would have a good chance of getting SSD benefits. I strongly suggest that you contact an attorney that handles not only SSD claims, but also workers' compensation claims as it appears you have an issue with your employer. Good luck!
If you know you have a herniated disc, you must have obtained an MRI. The doctor authorized by workers comp should have reviewed th MRI films and made recommendations as to treatment and work restrictions. Your employer is supposed to abide by those restrictions. If they can't or won't, you should be entitled to temporaray partial disability benefits. I suggest you contact an attorney today.
I am not sure what you are referring to when you refer to "filing for a schedule award." I suspect you are referring to benefits based upon a permanent impairment rating. I suggest that you contact an attorney who handles workers' compensation cases so that your medical conditions/impairments can possibly be worked-up with objective testing such as an EMG/NCS. Any permanent impairment rating already assigned may be increased if there is objective evidence to support your subjective...
You may have had pre-existing pathology in your spine which was not symptomatic (i.e., you didn't know you had it). However, your accident may have made that condition worse (exaccerbated) and there may be a new injury. In other words, some of what is seen on the MRI may be pre-exisiting and some might be new as a result of the accident. Keep in mind that one radiologist's opinions may differ from another's. So it is important to contact an attorney who can assist you and protect your...
I agree with Ms Morcroft, he may have a case but more information is needed. Your husband needs to contact a workers compensation attorney as well as consult with an attorney that handles wrongful termination matters. Most attorneys offer free consultations.
To answer your question directly . . . Yes, you can apply for social security disability benefits. From the information you provided, I suggest that you do so without delay. Some attorneys, such as myself, will assist you in filing the initial application. I suggest that you retain an attorney to assist you file the initial application for benefits. Whether you are entitled to SSD benefits is another matter which requires additional information and conference with an attorney.