on job saw blew up cut fingers doctor removed tips
I am sorry to hear of your injury at work. You should obtain a consultation right away with a worker's compensation attorney in California. Most initial consultations are free. If you have good reason to believe that the saw itself was defective, you might be able to get outside of worker's compensation. Then your personal injury claim would have more value, and you should instead consult with a product liability attorney. Again, most initials consultations would have no charge.
This is a WC issue rather than a PI issue. The Insurance will pay the doctors, and you will get a few thousand dollars for the finger tips if nothing else was injured. The compensation is based upon extent of loss, range of motion, age, occupation. An Attorney or WC Rater will have to look at your Final medical report, and compare it to the AMA Guide that CA uses.
Your legal matter is entirely too important to be determined without a legal representative. You need to consult with an attorney who has experience with worker's comp and personal injury. Consultations are usually free so there's no reason to go at this alone. If you hire an attorney, you will definitely get more compensation.
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