Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation
Process for Receiving a Workers’ Compensation Settlement
If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of your job duties, a workers’ compensation claim should be filed. You will want to settle the claim and make sure that you receive the benefits that you deserve. Your rights need to be protected. The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates are adept at negotiating settlements and have vast knowledge of all of the processes involved. We want to make sure that you understand the processes also. Our attorneys have vast experience in workers’ compensation law in Pennsylvania and we know how to get our clients the settlement that they ought to have. Our attorneys will walk you through the settlement procedure making sure you understand the process.
In Pennsylvania, there are two different kinds of workers’ compensation settlements. There is a “full compromise and release” and a “modified compromise and release.”
A full compromise and release settlement means that you receive a lump sum payment for your disability. You must also give up any rights to receive any more disability payments and payments for any future medical expenses that you may have. Once you agree to this your case is closed.
A modified compromise and release settlement means that you receive a lump sum payment for your injury and waive the right to any future disability payments, but you may still retain the right to collect medical compensation. This implies that the insurance company will still be accountable for paying any future medical bills that are related to your injury or illness.
The amount of a proper settlement for your workers’ compensation claim can be quite complex and not very easy to calculate. Every case and situation is different. A qualified workers’ compensation lawyer in Philadelphia at Larry Pitt & Associates can help you figure out whether a lump sum payment and forgoing your benefits and wages is right for you. We have handled thousands of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases and you can trust that we will negotiate your case so that you receive the settlement that you merit.
Larry Pitt & Associates Aids Clients in Settling Workers’ Compensation Claims Throughout Pennsylvania
Contact our office today so we can go over your case and see how we can help. Call 888-PITT-LAW or complete our quick contact form to schedule a free consultation. We are proud to continue the Pennsylvania tradition of helping injured workers by offering multiple office locations for the convenience of our clients throughout Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.