How will settlement be figured for 15% impairment, (neck). Have work restrictions, that will not allow me to do same job. I was a production worker so my pay would just go down to base pay if I return to work as no longer can do production work. I have been off work for 7 months now. I reached mmi, was given the rating, went to FCE. Now hear employer is debating on sending me back bringing me back to work after all this time. I have a benefit review meeting in a few weeks. I have no clue what is taking place. Lawyer said they sent a letter to workers comp for a demand of settlement. Does the cap fall into play if you can return to work with restrictions but not your same job? I have 2 herniated disc. FCE results put me in the light category for physical and poor rating for cardiovascular fitness. Whatever that means.