I was injured on the job site, cut tip of middle and ring finger on a table saw. I have made it to all doctors appointments and fingers have healed to the point the doctor said it wont get any better. The doctors evaluation claims I have a 5% loss in the fingers totaling 3% total body loss. The insurance company has sent me papers for Permanent Partial disability with a pay off of $4800. I was wondering if I could receive more money do to figures still not 100% better, very sensitive and numb. I have returned to work full time and have been dealing with the fingers numb, cold and super sensitive to the point of worrying about frostbite!! Trying to look out for my family as if I lose my new job I can not fall back on this issue once signed off. Thank you for your advice
You should consult with a worker's compensation attorney before signing any paperwork.
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First of all you need to talk about the doctor was this the doctor who treated you for the injury initially or was this a Dr. that the insurance company recommended. Workers comp law indicates that you can have an independent examination at the expense of the insurance company if you are in disagreement with the diagnosis or treatment or in this case final evaluation. There are many very good Workmen's Compensation lawyers in Vermont and it would be appropriate for you to talk with one of us so that you can have all the facts before you agree or disagree with this proposed settlement. The percentages come directly from the AMA guides but I'm not sure that there was a factor for the chronic pain you talk about in your resolution again a workers comp lawyer can help you with these issues.
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