My shoulder was hurt after a work situation I've already seen doctors talk to you I have a private attorney I just want to know what the wait. As for the settlement
depends on a lot of factor, but anywhere from 6 weeks to a couple of years. It takes a certain amount of time to get records and get you evaluated, so when you hired the lawyer is an issue. There may be some complicated issues in your case, your lawyer is. The best one to ask.
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Sit tight, it could be awhile. Shoulder injuries are nasty business, as I've had two surgeries on each shoulder, and nothing worse than being in a sling, so I feel for you. Best to call your lawyer periodically for a status update.
In NJ, when a patient reaches maximum medical improvement there is usually a pretty long wait til a settlement is reached. Both parties usually do not order their expert permanency examinations until 6 months after maximum medical improvement. When these exams are completed then settlement negotiations can begin.
It really depends on how serious your injury is. If the case is uncomplicated, it doesn't take long. If you need to be sent for an independent medical exam for a disability rating, it could take 6 months to a year.
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