I am in Calif and am just returning back to work after a total knee replacement. I injured it as a driver 20 years ago and had it scoped---and it caught up with me. I am still working for the same company and am now in the office. The final Disability Status from the Wk Comp Doc indicates Permanent and Stationary Status---with restrictions for Intermitent standing and walking and not to lift > 20 lbs. I was told that I will be going to the Workers Comp for a settlement and have no idea what to expect--I am 55 years old---and will have medical coverage in my retirement.If i take a lump sum buyout-----do Insurance Companys pay for anoter surgery 10 years down the road---or because it was a Workers Comp injury to start with, would i have to be responsible for the cost from my lump sum settlemtn?? Any help wpuld be appreciated----also If you think I need an attorney---anyone know of a good one in sacramento???