I was injured two years ago, at work slip and fall when a client fell on top of me while giving them a shower. Had shoulder surgery and back procedures. Was released by my doctors MMI, 6% for shoulder and 5% for back, as awhole. I terminated my attorney due to lack of concern. Now, Im not sure what to do, as far as talking with the adjuster. I also was released to light duty but my job does not have light duty so I probably wont be going back. Currently looking for another job. Lastly, the job is a state job, DOAS.
You can't get your PPD rating until your weekly TTD runs out. If you're getting TTD now, and there's no light duty for the employer to offer you, you'll keep getting it until 400 weeks (just over 7.5 years) from the date of injury has passed (unless they send you a WC-104 explaining otherwise). Review OCGA 34-9-263 to learn more about how PPD ratings work.
I agree with Michael. You do, however, need to get a new lawyer asap. You may be able to settle your case for a lump-sum.
Since you have light duty work restrictions and the state cannot accommodate your restrictions, are you receiving weekly TTD benefits? If you are, then you cannot receive PPD benefits at the same time. Once you do become eligible for PPD benefits, DOAS must pay you the rating that gives you the most benefits. That can be the ratings for your shoulder and knee separately, or one combined rating for both.
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