Hi and Thanks for any input. I was a Tree forman [28 years] and about 2 years ago I fell and injured my Rotator Cuff on my Right dominate side. I've been on WC since and completely unable to return to work. Fast fwd I've had 3 surgeries and am worse then Before surgeries. The Doc says I will not be able to return to work. I just finished doing the tests for determining my Level of Disability Tests, waiting to see what I scored. I got a call yesterday from WC Case manager offering me a low settlement and I said no. He then offered another. I said Need to talk to wife. I have no idea what my disability limit was scored at and can't make that decision. Here's the issue. Me and my wife spoke to a lawyer a few weeks ago and he said we are eligible for up to 500 weeks WC payments. I've only used 45 weeks or so. My shoulder is destroyed, barely able to use it and the pain is non stop, the bicep is destroyed and I can't lift or barely write. Unable to tolerate Physical Therapy. Add to this my wife & I are raising our 2 year old grand daughter. And my wife is perm disabled.
So I guess I need input on what I should consider a realistic settlement with consideration to all these matters and the reality I can't work anymore.
Thanks in advance.