I know this question has been asked before, and I know in NC, and injured worker has a choice between loss of income and rating when settlement or mediation time approaches. How would loss of income be figured if an injured worker is unable to return to any work even if rating is not 70% to 90%. If you had previouly held a physically demanding job, at a high pay and restrictions just make it impossible to allow for suitable work, then how is loss of income calculated. I don't believe that IC wants to pay maximum TTD forever and I understand from my standpoint I need to perform a diligent job search and keep a record of such a search, but with the job market what it is
and for the few jobs that already exist in my field finding a job is going to be nearly impossible. Are cases like this based on age, life expectancy, rate of pay etc.