I have yet to read something stating work comp in a way that I understand. I am an injured worker in Iowa. I don't have a lawyer at this time...everything has been paid for; dr's, knee surgery, PT, work comp checks...so I haven't felt I needed one at this time. I was wondering about whether there is a settlement in the end of the rehabilitation? Is there a pain and suffering settlement (it didn't appear as such), or a future medical expense settlement? I know of a case of a person having their lower ACL reconstruction screw removed after a year because it was bothersome. I know of another case of a reconstruction wearing out after about 18 years, now requiring another surgery. My other question is that now I am back at work, with restrictions, what are the legalities of me finding different employment? Would I have to wait until the doctor removes my restrictions, find alternate employment that would coincide with these restrictions, or am I unemployable until my injury is totally signed off, which is 4-8 months from now? Any help is much appreciated.