November of last year I was bit by a shepherd/lab mix while delivering a package. I carried a large box to the front door, sat it down, rang the door bell, bent over to scan the package and while scanning the homeowner (lady in her 50's-60's) opened the door. The dog slipped past her legs and lunged at my face catching me in the right cheek. This required 18 stitches and left a scar shaped like a upside-down candy cane and is about 2-2.5" long. Workmans comp paid for all medical expenses obviously. I obtained an attorney and am currently awaiting a scar revision surgery with a plastic surgeon in the next month. The Dr. says he can make it much more minor but will still be visible, I agreed to this since I get sick of explaining the story to people on route and having to see it myself. No the dog was not put down since this was the first "reported attack". Even though neighbors have told me the dog has a violent history... The lawyer has been in close contact with me and sends me copies of all that is sent to the homeowners insurance company. The most recent one said that we will give them a settlement demand after the surgery. So I never thought much about this til now. How do I know what to ask for? I mean I now have a facial scar, another surgery to try to reduce it, and a fear/anger towards dogs that can make delivering packages nerve racking to all out panic attacks. Second question is since all bills were paid by workmans comp I'm assuming out of the settlement that UPS will get their money first, then the lawyer gets a third, then I get whats left correct? Or does UPS always pay into a workmans comp fund therefore the money doesn't go to UPS for the bills? Any advice on the settlement ordeal and how much is appropriate and workmans comp would be greatly appreciated!