WC Ending soon, what happens now?
04-21-2010, 01:56 AM (This post was last modified: 04-21-2010 02:10 AM by 1171.)
RE: WC Ending soon, what happens now?
atty fees are generally between 9-15% -most at the high end.
comp rate is based on estimated PD rating - among other things
I assume he meets SDI qualifications and will get SDI payments.
serious injuries are rarely "worth it"
unlike civil or negligence law comp is a limited safety net that keeps one from being on-the-street and maybe off welfare. it's designed so both employer and employee share the burden of the losses.
comp is a system like many others and not a person - it's not allowed to care - it has to follow the same rules for everyone and can not pick some to care about and not others.
PD advances will be credited against his final award payments.
ratings are complex .
the durattion of the permanent disability payments is based on the rating-- the higher the rating the longer they last:
lifetime payment for 100% - an additional variable pension if over 70% and decreasing length for those below 70.
there is also retraining voucher available if the employer is unable to provide modified work
as TD gets closer to ending your husband should be looking at returning to some employment.
here's a link to an atty article on settlements your husband might find helpful
(it's a bit dated but the generally still good)
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