ive had surgery on both wrists and my right hand is worse then before surgery and been back to dr many times . the last time there dr said theres nothing more we can do . just got letter from comp stating I have 25% loss of my right wrist . this is a comp case and have attorney but wondered how much I should epext to be offered .ive been a hair syllest for over 25 yrs and wanted to buy my own shop but don't think I can do now will this make any difference?
There are several factors that determine how much you will receive. Your question does not contain the information that is needed. Your attorney can tell you how much you will receive.
Dear Madam or Sir:
You didn't say whether it is your doctor or the Carrier's IME who found 25% Schedule Loss; if you had surgery on both wrists, there ought to be a Schedule for both.
25% is a good figure for a post surgical wrist; 15% - 20% is more likely.
As your lawyer told you the final percentage is multiplied by 244 weeks times your maximum weekly rate, subtracting all prior payments to you.
The foregoing is based on the little information provided; additional facts may change the comments given.
The amount of money you receive for a loss of use is based in part upon a formula set forth in the law. Your question provides only one part of the formula but lacks details as to average weekly wage and prior payments.. For example if you had an average weekly wage of $600, your 25% loss of use would be worth $24,400.00 in gross recovery. However this amount would be reduced by any payments the compensation carrier has already made to you and potentially any advanced payments of compensation made by your employer yet to be reimbursed by the comp carrier.
Hi there, it depends on many factors, like the IME's opinion of % SLU, your average weekly wage, how many weeks of payments you already received while out of work that the Carrier will take as prior credit, how many of those weeks were paid at the total rate, etc.
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