Adjuster, how long does it usually take to settle with a semi-complicated case. (lots of future medical) Do they wait until the Dr releases you....with chronic pain.... what do they normally do if you don't level out....accident 16 months ago, no more immediate surgery is foreseen. Future needed surgery has been documented per Dr when ratings were given. Ratings have also been given for the surgical areas by orthopedic, does pain clinic drs also give ratings on other areas that are being treated by them? Such as chronic pain and also RSD and or fibromialgia? Pain clinic still trying to find right combination of meds for pain, but haven't been able to control it yet. Also, how long can you stay on limited or light duty. Have already been told I will not be capable of doing previous job. No other position has been offered due to limited hours per dr and also restrictions that have been placed on work currently. Is the insurance co the one who starts the ball rolling or your attorney?