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Questions to all the pro's - hurt trucker - 03-07-2009 12:35 PM
RE: Questions to all the pro's - jayne - 03-07-2009 12:50 PM
5% with all that? something just isnt right here....My husband was also a trucker and he lost the strenth in his arms after an injury and he was medically retired....course he was 54 at the time....I dont know your husbands age....is he getting SSDI or has he tried ?.....if with all that all he got was 5% something doesnt smell right.....you need a sit down with your lawyer to get all your options...
RE: Questions to all the pro's - hurt trucker - 03-07-2009 12:52 PM
jayne Wrote:5% with all that? something just isnt right here....My husband was also a trucker and he lost the strenth in his arms after an injury and he was medically retired....course he was 54 at the time....I dont know your husbands age....is he getting SSDI or has he tried ?.....if with all that all he got was 5% something doesnt smell right.....you need a sit down with your lawyer to get all your options...
RE: Questions to all the pro's - jayne - 03-07-2009 01:03 PM
you need "Still in limbo" he is a hurt trucker and much smarter than me......and has back injuries....what is your state.....
RE: Questions to all the pro's - hurt trucker - 03-07-2009 01:10 PM
jayne Wrote:you need "Still in limbo" he is a hurt trucker and much smarter than me......and has back injuries....what is your state.....
RE: Questions to all the pro's - tpm - 03-07-2009 03:18 PM
Hello Hurt Trucker
I am a trucker myself and sympathize with you and your husband. I was injured back in 2005 and after ACDF surgery to my C5-7 in 2007 I went back to work. I have continued to have pain every waking moment and am now going for another surgery tomorrow. I will now have my C4-5 fused knowing my C3-4 will be next in line. I hope you have found a good attorney to handle this and to make sure everything your husband is entitled to comes his way. He is much too young to be going through this and hopefully things will improve down the road (no pun intended!)
Best of luck to your husband and family
RE: Questions to all the pro's - hurt trucker - 03-07-2009 03:23 PM
tpm Wrote:Hello Hurt Trucker
RE: Questions to all the pro's - borninabarn - 03-07-2009 03:56 PM
Who is your Attorney?Where do you live?Somethings wrong!
RE: Questions to all the pro's - sparkey - 03-07-2009 04:23 PM
When I went to my OCC doc and had my rating done he put me at 32% for my dominant hand and recurring carpal tunnel that no doctor will ever repeat due to all the symptoms/pain I am having. They say I could end up worse and at the time they did not diagnose me with RSD when I went for a AME with the ic doctor. It was just written as neuropathy/recurring carpal and their doctor gave me a 10%. It was documented with two emg's.
He has more than carpal tunnel and if you look at the guidelines you will see that is way to low of a rating for all that is going on. If you do not have a lawyer I suggest you get one and before you go for any hearing or dispute. I was told at my hearing I should get one because the labor board knew I was not going to get the 32%. I just did not want to continue to fight this any longer as I was not expecting much more percentage wise and only want treatment which I am having no trouble right now getting. Everything is being paid for except my medication and to me that is not worth fighting for with a lawyer. I have personal insurance I can use for that and only cost me 10 dollars a refill.
RE: Questions to all the pro's - Still in Limbo - 03-08-2009 12:57 PM
Hi Hurt Trucker, it's been a While!! Listen I was a Mover for a National Chain, a Class A Driver, and Personally Lifted and Handled Heavy Items, and My Days, including Drive Time was Usually 16! You need to have a Set Down with Your Attorney Soon, and try and get an Answer why Your Husband only has a 5% Disability Rating, and what is Your Attorney going to do to Change that. After He has His IME, (I've had 2) Your Husband is going to be Very Disgusted and Upset, Usually these type of Test don't go Well when the i/c is Paying, so be Sure to Prepare Him for that. Make it Clear to Him that He keep His Temper, it was Hard for Me, and Ask if You can be in the Room while He is being Tested and His File Reviewed. If You are Allowed, get Yourself a New Small Notebook and Write down the Time You arrive at the Office, how Long You were in the Waiting Room, how Long in the Exam room, and how Long with the Dr. You also have to make Sure and Document any and All Tests Performed on Your Husband, and whatever You can about the Questions Asked, and any Remarks the Dr. May Say. If You are not Allowed in the Exam Room, (Call Ahead of Time and Ask), Contact Your Attorney and See if By Law You are Allowed In. I'm not Up on Your State Laws, but Usually if the Patient Asks for Someone to be with them, they are Allowed. If it is Clear that You can't go In, Your Husband is going to have to do what I've Posted above for You to do. I did My Own, because I had to be Driven 1 1/2 Hours One Way for My Last IME and My Wife Couldn't be there. My Attorney told Me I got Enough Info. to Tear Him Apart if He has to Depose this Dr. Later, and that's the Goal. You should then Discuss with Your Attorney about Getting Your Husband another IME by a Dr. of You and Your Attorney's Choosing, and if they Differ Greatly, which they Probably will, Your Attorney should then File a Petition with the w/c Courts for a Petition to Review Medical Evidence! At that Point, both Dr.'s May have to be Deposed by Both Attorney's, (that's where the Notes come into Play) and then the w/c Judge will Decide on which DR. they Find More Credible. This sounds like a Lot, but it's what needs to be done to Protect the Rights of Your Husband. With His Severe Depression, You should have no Problem being Allowed in the Exam Room, tell Them You want to be there to Answer any Questions Your Husband May have Forgotten. I can keep going, but this is the First Step, You May want to Print this and show it to Your Attorney, to Double Check what can be done within the Scope of Your States Laws. This is Exactly what I did, and 2 1/2 Years and 12 Hearings Later, (Many Items were Reviewed), My Dr. and Myself were Found More Credible Based on My Medical Evidence, and My Dr.'s Deposition, along with My Testimony!! Please Let Me know if I can Help any Further, and Please PM Me if Needed!