My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: NC
I was hurt at work in 2009 and have been out since. I have had 5 shoulder surgeries, including a tendon transfer. When I reach MMI, I know I will not be settling because I basically will be one armed. With the use of 2 hands so my chances of finding any work are pretty slim. My Question is this, does the insurance company have to pay me for my impairment (loss of shoulder) even though I will continue to collect my weekly wage. In other words, is the impairment rating paid seperate from everything else that would go into the settlement?