Please consult an attorney in your area either through this website or through caaa.org. The money owed is not based on how many surgeries you have had. It is based on what that percentage is. An attorney could help assess whether there is more that can be done to obtain a fair percentage for you which translates to more money
You absolutely need to retain a workmen's comp lawyer, now.
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Workers compensation is a specialty area in the law. I respect that you've never needed an attorney in your life and that you are now retired. But, now is the time to consult with one of the good AVVO workers compensation attorneys in your jurisdiction. The insurance company and the employer have their own interests in mind and that does not include optimizing the claim of the employee or even informing you of all that is available to the injured worker. Here's more: Blue-Link-Below
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Are you aware that the alleged TD overpayment is often negotiable? Do you know if the doctor rated your back injury correctly? Are there other body parts you should also be alleging are work related? Are you happy with your workers' compensation medical care or would you rather buy out your right to future medical care? Are you experienced in negotiating with State Fund? All of these questions highlight why you should have a reputable WC attorney representing your interests.
There may or may not be more money for you, but you will surely need a good WC Attorney to sort it out. I know some excellent Attorneys, and some excellent Attorneys know me.
I represent Employers, but I can recommend Worker Attorneys in So Cal if you ask.
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