Wrist Injury with Four Surgeries...

by Juan
(Mt Vernon, Washington)

About four years ago I tore a ligament in my wrist. Every time I've been released to return to work I've had to get surgery. So as of today I've had four surgeries. I'm feeling that I will not be able to do my job like before because I'm still having some issues with my wrist. What can I do about this?

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ANSWER for "Wrist Injury with Four Surgeries...":

Your facts are quite brief, but I will do my best to offer guidance: If this was a personal injury suit and you have already settled the case, unfortunately there is likely nothing you can do at this stage, four years later.

If however this is an "open" workers compensation case, you must return to your physician and explain the circumstances to your worker's compensation adjuster and your employer. It is only with "open" cases that have not yet been completely settled that you have any options for continued pain and potential permanent damage.

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

Best of luck,

Judge Calisi

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