As a workers compensation attorney my job is to pursue all benefits to which you’re entitled. Workers’ compensation consists of medical benefits, as well as income benefits. Each case is unique and valued differently. The value of your claim depends on numerous factors, from your pre-injury income to your prognosis.
It is important to ensure the value of your claim is calculated correctly and fairly before you sign any agreements. You may even want to consider meeting with a local workers’ compensation attorney. To have one of our lawyers estimate the value of your workers’ compensation claim in Atlanta, contact us today!
Factors that Affect the Value of a Workers’ Compensation Claim
When our lawyers take on an employee’s workers’ compensation case, we take a look at several pertinent factors to estimate the case’s value. We take the following into consideration:
- the worker’s average weekly wage prior to the injury;
- the duration of potential available benefits;
- whether or not the worker is capable of returning to work in any capacity;
- the availability of light-duty work if the employee has been cleared for it;
- the new average weekly wage if the worker takes on a light-duty position or a different job due to disabilities;
- the existence of permanent injuries;
- the part of the body that has been disabled;
- cost of future medical expenses;
- inflation; and
- whether the claim qualifies for or might qualify for a catastrophic designation.
After we have a clear picture of the true value of your claim, we then can gauge whether or not your workers’ compensation settlement offer is fair and sufficient.
Avoid Settling Your Case Before Its Time
It’s quite understandable that injured workers will want to resolve their cases as quickly as possible. However, sometimes it’s necessary to delay a settlement temporarily and briefly so that we can ensure the totality of your injury is accounted for. It may take time for your injury to manifest fully, such as with a brain injury or complex pain condition, and your recovery process may be slow.
Also, some injuries are quite complicated, which can delay an accurate diagnosis. If the full extent of your injury or your prognosis is questionable to any degree, you’ll want to partner with a workers compensation attorney for assistance and advice in resolving your case.
Determining the Value of Your Case
If you’ve been injured on the job, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, in Atlanta for a free consultation with a workers compensation attorney to review your case and determine its value. We can look at the facts of your case, make sure your injuries are thoroughly accounted for and help you pursue all benefits to which you’re entitled.
Contact us today at 678-562-5595.