It depends. Some cases resolve quickly and others take years to resolve. Some people go back to work and others cannot work or their employer cannot accommodate their restrictions. Some cases end up in court with years of litigation on many different issues, and other cases settle fast.
Each case is unique despite a natural urge from people to analogize their case to a co-worker’s or neighbor’s case. Some insurance companies like to settle quicker than others, and each claims rep will have their own style too. Likewise, each PA work comp attorney will have his or her own style. So too will each injured worker. Some prefer a steady check, and others want a lump sum to move on and invest their money.
If I had to generalize, I would say most cases are resolved one way or another within 3 years.
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