I went for my mandatory meditation hearing last week and found out that my company is handling this settlement and not the insurance company like we thought, what does this mean? I am getting advice from so many people and my lawyer isn't saying much except to wait until they (him and the company's lawyer) meet with both my doctor and IME. Can the judge make the decision ? wouldn't she have to have a medical back round to rule on this? I am hearing that when this happens the company is bring in the "big guns" and I should do the same but I am not sure if my lawyer is right for the job. I am very worried about this because I don't think I will ever be able to work a "normal" job again and I have a family I have to think about. I need some honest and good advice fast.