You are entitled to the weekly PD indemnity associated with the final PD rating.
Not a cash settlement. Oh, of course you'll be offered one, to close out the claim.
What do you mean by "short" you...? The PD indemnity is predetermined number of weeks at your TTD rate. A cash settlement would be reduced to todays dollars vs letting it pay out over time.
I'm sorry, but that information is simply wrong under Tennessee WC law.
1. You can have a cash settlement, paid in a lump sum of any permanent disability benefits that might be due. That could be a settlement of just the permanent disability, or, if the date of injury is on or after June 6, 2011, there could be an offer to buyout future medical benefits as well.