I was injured just over two years ago with a torn right labrum. I have been seen 5 surgeons & I have had 3 surgeries having 7 pins put in my shoulder & about 150 PT visits. I was off of work for 13 months. Basically I have been paid the 2/3 rd of my pay & all my doctors have been paid. I was given a work evaluation & rated with limited over the head work & ladder use & a permanent restriction limit of lifting 15 lbs. I am a electrician. I have worked & struggled thru the last year but still have problems with my shoulder & have been told I will need future surgeries & possible shoulder replacement. I have had 3 insurance adjustors ,the previous 2 were very good but this last one will not return contact. Finally I had to go to his supervisor to get contact. I was told they do not have to reimburse me for my last to doctor visits which required me to miss work & that they have no record of me filing a Maryland workman comp claim & if one is not filed they will no longer honor any future complications. I requested wanting copies of all my records which I was also told I am not entitled to unless I subpoena with a attorney.
So today I contacted a attorney & set up a appointment. I have constantly been told by others to get a attorney from the beginning but held off because I was thinking I was being taking care of.
My questions is being they have paid for my time off & I am back working at my same pay though I do have restrictions. I feel my future earnings & even employment maybe be hurt by my impairment. Is it possible to get a settlement with my future case still open ? Am I doing the right thing via getting a attorney ? If anyone has had a similar experience how much or type of settlement can be possible?