You are at a point in your case where you're going to need an attorney to help compute settlement and preserve your rights. The compensation for an 18% shoulder impairment will depend upon your date of injury, your return to work status with work restrictions, the amount of employees with your employer, the rating adjustment due to age and occupation, and the parameters of your future medical care. An experienced workers compensation attorney can help you understand the settlement options that you have and help you through the process. Workers compensation attorneys work for a regulated minimal fee and the value that a good attorney will bring your case will more than pay for itself.
I hate to take the easy way out, but do you have a WC attorney? if not, you absolutely need to sit down with one to get guidance on your case value!
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
Whole Person Impairment can involve more than the doctor's 18% opinion. You should have a decent WC Attorney review the report and give you an opinion on valuation.
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Have a local WC attorney review this for value and your eligibility for compensation while on light duty.
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