If you have to have a surgery due to a work related injury are you entitled to a settlement? I work for a company been there 8 years and had to have a carpal tunnel surgery. I've had several coworkers ask me if I was going to hire a lawyer to try and get all my money. I'm lost as what I should do. Workers comp paid for my surgery. The company I work for has provided me a light duty job till I'm back to full duty. What more should I ask for.