San Jose, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: I have suffered a work related injury last 2/9/18 and went through all the the treatments and ended up having surgery.

I have returned to work last Oct 2019 and on November my WC MD evaluated me with a permanent disability rating of 2% which is equivalent to $1,740.00

I received a stipulation award form stating in addition to providing future medical treatment WC will be paying me the sum of $1,740.00 Is the amount appropriate to compensate for the 2% permanent disability?

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Dr.  Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
Dr. Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If Your permanent disability is only worth 2% then the amount of money they’re offering you is correct. But if your doctor underestimated your disability your claim would be worth a lot more money you should have an attorney Review your case and the medical report the insurance company is basing 2% on.

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