I broke my humerus bone in several places at work. I have been under doctor care and i been going to physical therapy for a year. My attorney wants to come up with a dollar amount based on my medical records can this happen and its it a good idea?
An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can formulate a reasonable settlement demand from your medical records and other information without a formal impairment rating from the doctor. Healed bone fractures, unless a large joint is permanently injured, typically do not engender large impairment ratings anyway.
This answer is intended as general information and not as specific legal advice.
Don’t be afraid to speak to your attorney about your concerns. Most attorneys can estimate (high) your impairment rating when formulating a settlement demand.
yes and yes. if the attorney has much experience in workers' comp, he/she can give a good estimate based on past experience with similar injuries treated by your designated physician.
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