I was on TTD and it just stopped due to my QME declaring me MMI / P & S; what is the next step in the process? I cannot afford an attorney.
Sorry you are facing this alone. I think you have a false economy. You may not be able to afford not having an attorney. An attorney on a file will likely add net value to you. At least hit the Find A Lawyer tab above for a free consultation on the subject.
What is next is the settlement of your case. All the best.
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The same report should outline permanent disability, whether you can return to work with/without restrictions, and what future medical care requires. From there employer typically has 30 days to offer return to work if they can accommodate. You start getting permanent disability advances in some circumstances, but that is not as high as TTD (typically something like $290/week). You can also start negotiating various types of settlement with the insurance. Attorneys add value to your case, and work on contingency. Fees are low at 15% maximum of your final settlement. I suggest you contact one of us in your area to help you on your case. Good luck!
You CAN afford a lawyer. We all give FREE consultations and we only get paid when the case is finished. We get 15% of the settlement and in 40 years, I can’t remember a case where I couldn’t increase the settlement by more than 15%. A lawyer could have helped you select the right QME and made sure the correct questions were asked of him. Depending on the report, your case could go a lot of different directions.
You do not have to pay any money out of your pocket to hire a workers compensation attorney. A consultation is free, and attorney fees are 15% of any recovery. I really recommend you at least get a consultation with a workers compensation attorney in your area. Good Luck.
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