Fell off a roof 9 years ago (2009 ) had a back fusion and 2 knee replacements and everything that goes with it pt injections etc. I have nerve damage to my leg after the surgery back pain still and knees are shot. I have not worked since the fall. I have collected comp payments up to middle of 2017. We filled for social security lost / appeals went to Virginia and lost. Lawyer is still at a loss on how we lost.
I got a call from my attorney that he received a settlement offer at 70% and medical for 390 weeks I'm 52 & cant do my job & that means I'll be about 60 with no income & injury coverage. My back doctor said the surgery will last 20 to 25 years and have to be redone.
My lawyer says I should except the offer.
I asked him to go back to ins co and ask for more the response he said was that's the best offer.
Lawyer says there's a chance we can lose and get less -get the same result and me get deeper in dept - or hit it out of the ball park and win.
My question is should I go to court?
Is it really that risky?
I been scratching & clawing over a year now and just not sure