What to Think About Before Settling a Workers’ Compensation Case

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Robert Golan

Being injured at work can impact your life and the lives of your loved ones. Being unable to work results in many factors that need to be taken into consideration for compensation. If you’re able to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits, then there are a few things you need to think about before settling a claim.

Many insurance companies will present a claim to settle the case.  Before you sign anything, think through a few factors that have impacted your life.

  1. Know the severity of your work injury. Injuries that affect your ability to move, walk, and work need to be taken into consideration as to their overall affect on your life. Not only will you have medical bills as a result of possible rehabilitation, but you also need to take into account the other parts of your life affected.
  2. Injuries cost you time and attention. Your time is affected by your injury. You will need to think about how much time it will be in between being able to work again. This will affect your work compensation based on income level and time at the work place.
  3. Find out your eligibility to receive Workers’ Compensation. Knowing the extent to which you are covered under Workers’ Compensation will help you know your eligibility to receive benefits.
  4. Ongoing medical expenses. Having an injury could weigh on other areas and cause further injury. It’s important to seek the consultation of a lawyer and doctor who can properly examine the extent of your injuries. This evaluation will help you know whether the injury would impact other areas of your body and cause further injury or possibly need more attention as you age.

Deciding to settle your case is best when you contact a Long Island Workers’ Compensation attorney who can help you look at all areas before settling. At times, it may be the best decision, but at times, the attorney may spot areas where you could use more compensation.

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