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Employment Workmans Compensation Question…

Submitted By: Jeanette (Wisconsin)

In March of 2010 I had ulnar nerve surgery and shortly after that I had carpal tunnel surgery. This was all on my right arm and I’m right handed. I now have pain in my elbow. I’ve had to change the way I do many things because of the pain in my elbow. Workmans comp stated that I won’t get any money for the pain and suffering. They have yet to pay some bills and I’m wondering what my choices are now?

My doctor says there is no permanent or partial disability and I don’t understand why he’d say that, my arm will never be 100 percent again. What can I do? Thanks for you help.

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Dear Jeanette,

Jeanette:

If your employer has an employee manual you should read it thoroughly before proceeding. Workmans Compensation law in Wisconsin allows an injured party to seek the advice of another Physician. To do so you will need to ask your employer or your employer’s Workmans Compensation Administrator to show you a list of Physicians approved by your employer.

Before choosing another physician be sure to do some research on her to see if she will meet your needs. Then go to her for a second opinion.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: May 2, 2011

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