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Idea's of what I should look for in a settlement - Hurt medic - 05-10-2013

I live in Illinois and have had A/P spinal fusion of L4 L5 S1 and have been told I will never be able to go back to work in any job that requires any lifting. I have been a Paramedic for 18 years and now I am unable to return to that. Does anyone have any idea what my case would be worth as far as a settlement offer that is far for both party's so this can be moved on. I obviously want to be retrained in some other line of work that I can do and have read they will pay to retrain me.


RE: Idea's of what I should look for in a settlement - 1171 - 05-10-2013

Yes an atty that specializes in workers comp would be able analyze your potential wage loss and give you an idea of comparable value to other settled cases


RE: Idea's of what I should look for in a settlement - Manley2 - 05-10-2013

It is too hard to tell you what your case maybe worth. There are too many factors to look at. If they spend the money to retrain you a settlement will be based on future earnings. You could end up in a job making more money then you did and that would not get you really anything in a settlement. WC does not pay for pain and suffering.