I saw the hand surgeon today to evaluate my injury.
No hope of reconstruction, but he feels I will be mostly healed in 3 -
My job now is to use the fingers to get my motion back.
I have to retrain my brain as to where my finger tip is.
Very odd low level programming stuff.
I have gotten estimates of $10K - $15K on the lump sum payment from
Labor and Industries.
I realized that there is some office at L&I where they have books and
charts that say exactly how much each part of your body is worth in
Now I have to find a personal injury lawyer to find out what the
customary settlement is for this kind of injury if I choose to sue the
I have mixed feelings about the whole thing.
I don't like lawyers, but it was the school's decision not to spend
money on that machine to make it safe.
I figure I should at least look into it.
Good thing suing the school can't afect your job security.
It is more like suing the schools insurance company anyway.
17 years ago