It is difficult to determine from your short description but you may be entitled to one or more of the following benefits: 1) additional medical treatment, 2) additional timeloss or loss of earning power benefits, 3) an award for permanent impairment (PPD), 4) vocational retraining, or 5) a permanent disability pension.
You should call an attorney to discuss your claim. An attorney will ask you questions about the status of your workers' compensation claim, what formal legal orders have been issued, your employment status, your medical status, and other issues.
If I were to review it for you, I would get a copy of your entire claim file to review in detail. I would then be able to explain what additional benefits you may be entitled to and whether you would benefit from actually having an attorney represent you. This type of consultation and claim review is done free of charge.
As a nurse, you are a well educated professional. Why have you not retained an attorney to help you? One has already specifically informed you, on this site, regarding the potential benefits he could assist you with?
Answer: In your very serious situation, I would recommend that you immediately consult with and retain an experienced workers compensation attorney who is licensed to practice in Washington State. Avvo is an excellent resource for finding such an attorney. Good Luck.
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