Hi, This is my first claim. I was diagnosed with right radial tunnel syndrom as well as right lateral epicondylitis. I was treated with medications and occupational therapy. The symptons improved slightly. Doc suggested cortisone injetion but i didnt want steroids so requested for more therapeutic sessions. I had worked 10-11 hour days every working day for the last employer for 3.5 years. I quit that job recently and now I got a notice "Permanent disabilty benefits denial form" and when I contacted the insurance adjustor, I was told that they will do a one time settle of $8500 to close the claim and any future issues will not be treated under workers comp.If I choose not to take that one-time settlement, they could keep the claim open for a finite period of time (6 - 12 months) . If I have to go in for surgery after the 6-12 month time frame, it will have to be under my own personal insurance. My question is - Should I take this ? If I do go for the one-time settlement, is this a fair amount ? How do I arrive at what is fair ?