I was injured at work in April, 2004. I had 3 ESI injections and 2 months of PT before my microdisectomy surgery in Sept, 05. After surgery I did PT for 13 weeks 3xper week, 2 more ESI injections, a trans-caudal injection, a trans-foraminal injection, facet nerve blocks, 3 mri's and finally a discogram that showed my 2 lower discs as severely degenerative with tears and leakage. My first surgery failed and my disc re-herniated. I am now scheduled for a 2 level anterior/posterior instrumented fusion. I applied for social security disabilty and was approved in 2 1/2 months to be reviewed in 5-7 years. I am presently on 60mg of morphine each day. I know that I am a long way off from settlement time but was curious if anyone with a case close to mine has settled. I am sure I will need a medicare set-aside fund for future medical and drugs. How do the attorneys come up with a settlement figure for a case like mine. I have been on work comp since Sept, 05 and will probably not be at mmi for 8-12 months. Will there be any cash settlement besides the money set a side for medicare? I have never gone through work comp before.