I sustained a injury to my lower back last Nov and have not worked since. The employer refused to do anything about the injury when i reported it so i obtained legal council in regards to my case to protect my rights. I must say this has been nothing more then a complete battle with the employer and with the carrier from day one. Workers Comp ordered the employer and the insurance company to pay me benefits and all medical bills till i could return to work are reach mmi are which ever came first. I had surgery for two herniated disc that were ruptured and was took off of work. Well recently the Dr has placed me at mmi and gave me a rating of 9% body as a whole and also has referred me to a pain management Dr I have asked my lawyer many times what this all means and i still have not got a answer of any kind from him are his office. Is there any kind of chart that TN has that you can try to figure out what they will pay out as a settlement? I have not worked since Nov and since i have been placed at mmi by the carrier Dr all the ttd benefits have stopped entirely. So as of now i have no income at all are even medical why i am waiting to hear are find out more about my case. It has been two months since i have seen a pain management Dr because the carrier has not found me one yet. When the Dr placed me at mmi he did not give any restrictions nor did he release me to return to work. He simply placed me at mmi because he felt like there was nothing else he could do for me. How can i work if i am still in pain? Sometimes i hurt worse now then i did before having surgery. I am so lost and confused. Can someone please give me some advice. I have a BRC hearing scheduled for Nov 6 2012 but i have no clue what this is and what it means concerning my case. Thanks in advance.