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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? North Carolina
I had back surgery in 2001 while employed and returned to work when I was able, in approx. 6 months. I received a settlement amount for time out. I then had to have another surgery in 2003 when I fell out in pain while at work. I had to have another surgery. Then after months of Work conditioning Therapy, I had to have another surgery being a fusion in L4L5 area. I had not returned to work since my second surgery and now it has been 3yrs. All medical has been covered by Workers Comp.
I applied for SS Disability and I finally was awarded it a few days ago, I got a letter in the mail. So now, is the time I need to settle with my WC. I had a Disability lawyer, but do not have a WC lawyer.
My question is, What value can I put on this settlement? I am only 39, and I was forced out of the working world because my back is nolonger able. I still have pain symptoms in my back and leg and have been suffering migraine headaches more frequently.
Before receiving my letter from SSA, I have been for another evaluation which was leading me back to my surgeon. So I am kind of in between cases.
Anyway, I have been looking up cases and trying to come up with an amount to settle for. Can you advise me with this. I had spoken to an attorney and he mentioned 200 thousand, not saying that the WC will agree on the amount.


Senior Member
Get a lawyer. None of us can advise you without seeing your medical records and vocational evaluations. Social security standards for proving disability are different than workers' compensation. Also if you do not handle the settlement correctly or you go to hearing, then you social security benefits will be reduced.


Junior Member
thank you weenor

I do understand that as long as I am drawing a weekly check from WC, that my disability check will be less until I settle with the WC Insurance.

I am currently drawing, a weekly check as well as a long-term disability check from my employer.

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