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    I was released rom the Dr. on 9/1/06 at MMI with a Perm. Part Dis. Rating. I have not heard anything from my adjuster in reference to a settlement. (Is this normal) However I am still getting a weekly benefits check. When settlement time comes is it a good idea to ask for a second opionion on the rating and will the weekly benefits payments be deducted from the settlement check? By the way the employer released me from work claiming that I was no longer fit for duty.

    Thanks

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    If you are at MMI you should not longer be receiving weekly benefits unless you are in voc rehab or other approved program. I would call the carrier about this because in all likelyhood, you are going to owe this money back.

    You would need to inquire about PPD. Your carrier isn't going to offer you money if you don't ask for it. A second opinion on the PPD rating may be in order. For that, I'd hire a lawyer.
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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    • #3
      If your employer did not take you back to work due to your restrictions, then you are entitled to TTD even if you have a rating. You will not owe that money back although if you end up settling your case for the rating, they may claim a credit for the post-MMI TTD they paid.

      I hope you have a lawyer by now. You need one.
      Bob Bollinger, Attorney
      Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law
      Charlotte, NC

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      • #4
        Bob, please check the dates of the threads before you post. This one is close to a year old; I doubt the OP is coming back looking for new responses by this time.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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        • #5
          Sorry, just trying to make sure the incorrect info posted by someone else is not relied on by someone reading the old thread.
          Bob Bollinger, Attorney
          Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law
          Charlotte, NC

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            http://www.swartzcampbell.com/detail...tions.php?ID=7
            Information posted by me is my "OPINION". I do NOT give legal advice to anyone as like most here I am NOT an attorney.

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