I was injured on the job back in April 2012. A file cabinet fell on me from behind. My employer did not make an offer for me to return back to work. My pay rate was $16.33hr. I’m currently being paid by weekly $430.00 plus an extra 15% because I have not return back to work. These payments are considered permitted disability. Since my injury I have had 2 lumbar epidural steroid injections. My impairment ratings from the AME are as follows DRE category II 8% whole person impairment. Left lower extremity 10% whole person impairment. Adding 3% for chronic pain and ADL impairment. The AME states I should have access to orthopedic evolutions on an as needed bases. Along with anti-inflammatory medication and sympathetic blocks. The insurance company has not made any offers to me are my attorney
Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical benefits and compensation for lost wages to employees injured on the job.