First and foremost thank you for everyone that has taken out time to read and give any input. Workman’s comp issues / thoughts and advice 32 year old currently. 15 years of service mechanic Injured late in 2015 proceeded to a workman’s comp/off of work. My surgeon recommended surgery. Fusion of c3/4 and c4/5 Surgery was approved 3-1/2 months later. Wife gets pregnant luckily we have baby before insurance cut us off 2 weeks later. Surgery went ok took over a year to partially recover. TTD payments all on time no issues I get sent to the same DR 2 times for an IME. Because of pain discomfort and numbness in arms. Comp denies EMG 2 times finnally on the 3rd time we get EMG approved. EMG shows nerve damage and carpal tunnel in both hands. Results of IME are about the same no release to work ect. I get sent back to my surgeon who releases me with restrictions pretty much saying you will never be a mechanic again and however you feel now is about as good as it gets. TTD benefits stop Aug 2017 I then get sent for a FCE which I passed but results showed I would not be able to go back to my old job. Company offers 100k settlement in October 2017 I refuse Company offer $114k settlement in May 2018 I refuse So it’s almost a year with no TTD and or Maitnence payments and a very low end settlement offer. Man as a whole at 25% I’m left broke Still in pain Carpal tunnel Nerve damage. No job. I am not playing a violin here I am here to see if anyone has any advice. Yes I have lawyer and this is in the state of Illinois.