My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Pennslyvania
My husband was injured March 2011 and has been receiving TTD pmts. He had traumatic foot fractures/dislocation that required 2 surgeries. He had a IME last month and it concurred with his current treating physician. He can return to only sedentary duty (never will get any better). He will need additional fusion surgery in 5-10 years. He is expected to reach MMI at his April 3 doctor's appointment and insurance company want an impairment rating at that time (after getting some type of test at the PT). This has taken a huge toll on us financially considering he carried our health insurance. He is a heavy equipment operator and has done that job with his present company for the last 20 years. Does anyone have any idea what happens next. I assume the temporary payments will be stopping/changing to something else. Will they be similar in amounts? We have a nurse case manager and she said they will probably either do vocational rehab or offer settlement. Should we have an attorney? Really confused and concerned!!!