My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: new york. i am new to this site. i have been out on workers comp for 2.5 years now with a back and knee injury. before i got hurt i was making 1214.00 a week as a nurse. went to ime doctor and he gave me a rating of 50% my own md is saying i have a 60% disability, both md are saying i have reached mmi, how does the judge determine which percentage of permancy to give me. my attorney asked for a settlement a couple of months ago and the insurance company refuses to respond. does the insurance company usually offer settlements at a permancy hearing.