I've been on WC since 04 and on SSDI since 05. I'am a union concrete worker who received both neck and back injuries. Neither employer nor the IC have challenged any requests for any medical tests, physical therapy or any other requests [my attorney is on the ball]. I went to IME and he concured with my doctor competely, they both suggested neck surgery. I have decided to not go along with the surgery because of my age  and I don't want my throat cut to fix my neck! I went to get a FCE and was told I can't do concrete work anymore and was given a 10-25# weight restriction in various positions. It was very favorable to me according to my attor. The IC has not asked me to attened any Voc. Rehab. Not only that ,but my employer went out of business..kaput..sayanara..bye bye, I don't even have a light duty job to go back to, who's gonna hire a 58 yo concrete worker with restrictions? My union is prepared to offer me a "disability pension" so I don't lose my medical coverage, after I go back to work I can again be eligable for medical insurance.What do you guys think I can expect from a settelment? I don't talk $ with my attor. Is my situation unique? I wish you all well and thank you in advance.