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These are two different issues here the meeting and the WC.
You are not required to meet with these folks here.It may not be in your interests to do so.Not sure why a consultant and what purpose of meeting is.Are they offering to mediate?You should give some thought as to what you want here, say a years wages or back pay and anything else.It is good to start high, they will start low and you meet in the middle.
Again you don't have to meet with them , I would clarify whether this is mediation/settlement discussion or what.If they aren't mediating declining here makes sense.You cold also consider your own lawyer to negotiate here as well.
Finally WC does not end until you are well here or permanently disabled.They may make you an offer to resolve the medical and resolution of wc payments as well.it should not matter that you left employer they still have the claim to resolve here.
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