After talking to my attorney the other day, I got the impression that we are going to request a trial at my first hearing in March. My treatment is complete, restrictions have been set and we have the narrative from my Dr. In two weeks I will find out if my employer will accomodate my restrictions, which they haven't since November. I am thinking they have just been keeping it cheap and paying me short term disability instead of my full wage. I also dont think they will let me go as it will cost them big time in wage differential in any settlement. I am only 27 so any wage differential would be fairly substantial. More than any amount of money I would like a college education, which I know is very hard to get, but my age and my restrictions as a result of this are not conducive to gainful employment without some sort of new career path. This is the only trade and skill set I have had since high school and have been advised by my Dr to not return to my former employment. If I could build a new career path through my current employer that would be great. The pay and benefits are phenomenal. I just don't want to be kept on for the duration of the case to save them money and then fired for some dumb reason when its over, unless its part of the settlement. If anyone has any thoughts or comments, please share.