I injured my lower back restraining inmate and the MRI revealed that I need surgery.
Workers' compensation settlements depend on several factors. There isn't a set settlement amount for a lower back surgery, but depending on the specific facts, the value of the claim can be determined. If you have yet to have surgery, it is probably too early to settle your claim unless there is a dispute in the case. After being released by the authorized physician to maximum medical improvement, the doctor will assign a permanent impairment rating if there is any permanent impairment. Workers' compensation settlements that are not in disputed cases are generally based on this impairment rating.
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