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You Got An Offer to Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Case. Now What?

Posted Dennis Kergick on May 05, 2015 in Workers' Compensation

 

You've collected wage loss benefits following your work injury.  Over a period of a few months, the workers' compensation adjuster and you have become quite friendly.  The adjuster then calls you up one day and offers you a lump sum settlement.  The adjuster might tell you that it's a good offer and a fair way to resolve the matter.  The adjuster might tell you that you don't need an attorney and the attorney would only take money to which you are entitled.  If you find yourself in this situation, you should contact an attorney IMMEDIATELY.  

I have had many potential clients call me who have found themselves in similar situations.  Admittedly, sometimes the offer the adjuster made is reasonable and fair but sometimes it's not even close to fair value.  It's always worth reaching out though; even if it's a fair offer, an attorney most likely won't charge you because there won't be additional value to gain in the case.  In the cases where the adjuster's offer is too low, an attorney will put you in a good position to get the maximum value in your case.  

The experienced team at Schmidt Kramer handles workers' compensation cases every day in Dauphin, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Mifflin, Perry, Cumberland, and York Counties.  Reach out today by calling 717-888-8888.