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    Default How Long Does It Generally Take to Settle a Workers Comp Case

    I was injured on the job, I have two slipped dics L1 & L2 and an injured shoulder, my question is How long does it generally take to settle a wc case ?

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    Default Re: How Long Does It Generally Take to Settle a WC Case

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    I was injured on the job, I have two slipped dics L1 & L2 and an injured shoulder, my question is How long does it generally take to settle a wc case ?
    There is no average time, too many variables.
    Anywhere from 1-10yrs or maybe never depending on the case.

    Tony
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    Default Re: How Long Does It Generally Take to Settle a WC Case

    Tony is right, there are too many variables. If you are going to have back surgery, rule of thumb is the doctor will not rule you at mmi for at least 1 year. Most settlements won't happen, and it certainly would not be wise for you to even consider settling prior to that. If you are not able to return to your job, or a similar job, or employment at all, add a few more years, my case took about 6 years to even start talking about settlement. Best you concentrate on recovery, settlements are always in the best interest of the IC, you are not going to get a huge pay out.

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