Buffalo, MN, November 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The injury claim award is mostly based on the documentation of the treating doctors reports and narratives. Minor impact soft tissue spinal injuries are awarded by claims processing software such as Colossus. This software has 5 main financial triggers which increase the value of the claim.
The first major financial driver is the injury diagnosis. And the most common injury diagnosis for the minor impact soft tissue spinal injury is Alteration of Motion Segment Integrity or AOMSI. AOMSI is the pathological restrictive movement of spinal vertebra or the anatomical failure of the ligamentous connective tissue. The diagnosis is made by ordering a computerized mensuration analysis which measures altered spinal movement.
The second financial driver is the impairment ratings. Impairment ratings are based on the American Medical Association Guides to Impairment. The diagnosis of AOMSI can give up to a 25% impairment rating.
The third financial driver is the loss of enjoyment of lifetime activities. These are restricted and painful movements of activities of daily living.
The fourth financial driver is the restrictions of duties under duress. The duties under duress are limited or restricted activities relative to the work environment.
The fifth financial driver is the determination of maximum medical improvement and the need for future care. The need for future care can have a significant financial award considering the patients age and the medical care necessary for the duration of the patient’s life.
All of these topics are explained in detail in a new video Dr. Lucier has produced to help personal injury attorneys with their soft tissue spinal injury claims.
Personal injury attorneys can view the free training video at: www.wrightcountychiropractic.com/attorneyvideo.
Dr. Lucier can be contacted at
Wright County Chiropractic
215 Hwy 55, Suite 101
Buffalo, MN 55313