Los Angeles, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: QME told me that I have a cyst on my elbow caused by the fall now he is recommending cortisone shots to help with the

Pain would this injury be permanent and would I be given anything In court for this injury even if the cortisone shots released the pain temporarily?

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Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You get ZERO for 'pain' in workers comp. If a physician on the network writes tht you have WHOLE PERSON IMPAIRMENT because of actions this elbow can no longer perform, there would be an award of Permanent Partial Disability. Only the Treating Physician can decide if the condition is 'permanent' of if you could benefit/improve from other types of treatment (including surgery).

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