It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Message Board
THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. TO SEE OUR ACTIVE MESSAGE BOARDS, PLEASE GO HERE





Re: Will I be termed disabled in a workers comp court?

Re: Will I be termed disabled in a workers comp court?

[ Back to Messages ]

Message

Posted by GSB on July 30, 2000 at 14:30:03:

In Reply to: Will I be termed disabled in a workers comp court? posted by John on July 04, 2000 at 02:09:42:

John:

Go for it. It also sounds like you should be pursuing a social security disability claim. go to http://www.myfreeattorney.com/ there are books there that can help you with your legal situation.

: In 1997 I was in a construction accident and have since had a two level cervical diskectomy with fusion and plating "C5-C6 and C6-C7" leaving me with limited range of motion + chronic neck pain as well as numbness in both hands. Also had a lumbar laminectomy at L5-S1 which failed, disc colasped and in the three years since accident my lumbar spine has suffered many degenerative changes. I just had a two level lumbar fusion, L5-S1 + L4-L5. Lower fusion was neccasary because of colasped disc and L4-L5 was fused because of moderate to severe lumbar stenosis cuased by hypertrophic changes to facet joints at that level as well as ligament problems. Had last operation 7 weeks ago and pain and weakness has already returned to left lower extremity making ambulation difficult. Most recent CAT scan also shows bulging discs at L1-L2& L3-L4 as well as minor to moderate stenosis at L3-L4 and degenerative changes to facet joints at every level. I have a difficult time performing all daily activities due to pain and weakness and doubt if I can work at all any more. I was a very strong heathy man prior to this accident and did not miss a days work in many years, now I feel helpless and am frightened. I know most of you on this message board are probably much worse off than I am but I need to find out if I should pursue permenent disability. Thanks for reading my post and hope someone can offer me some advice. I have three young daughters to riase and have no idea how I can possibly support the in this condition. Hope you all feel better. John




Follow Ups




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:41 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!