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How Much is Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Worth?
By Pyle Law, April 10 2020 1:00 pm
How Much is Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Worth?

If you have been injured on the job, you are likely plagued by concerns about your ability to return to work, when you will return to work, and how you will pay for the medical expenses that are quickly adding up. As such, you undoubtedly have questions about how much your workers’ compensation claim is likely worth. While this is an important question, it is also important to recognize that every workers’ compensation claim is unique based on the circumstances and the victim involved. There is, however, some basic information that typically applies to every claim, and that is likely to help. If you’ve been injured on the job, do not delay consulting with an experienced Kansas workers’ compensation attorney.

Settlement Offers

The fact is that the settlement amount the workers’ compensation insurance company offers you will be based on the amount the company anticipates paying on your claim. This does not mean, however, that the amount will be fair or accurate, and they are often low offers. Never accept a settlement offer until you’ve discussed doing so with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney.

Mitigating Circumstances 

The workers’ compensation insurance company is going to evaluate your claim and make a settlement offer based on the damages you have sustained, but this can be a complicated matter. For example, if you have a serious injury, there may not be any way of knowing exactly how significantly it will affect you into the future. Further, you may not know how extensive the ongoing treatment you’ll need will be – or it’s duration. The fact is that determining the nature of your injuries can be a difficult task that requires a considerable amount of care and attention. If workers’ compensation is eager to settle before you even know the extent of your physical injuries, it should serve as a red flag.

Possible Benefits You Deserve

Workers’ compensation is designed to compensate you for the following:

  • The medical bills related to your injury (or an illness acquired on the job), which can include emergency treatment at the scene of the accident and emergency transportation from the scene of the accident, surgery and follow-up care, treatment and care from doctors and specialists, prescription medications, adaptive physical devices, home health care, medical mileage, and much more
  • Disability benefits if you lost wages, which can be temporary or permanent in severe situations
  • Disability benefits based your permanent injuries and if applicable, work disability benefits based upon your diminution in earnings and ability to return to work within any permanent work restrictions
  • Future medical treatment

Don’t Delay Contacting an Experienced Kansas Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you’ve been injured on the job, obtaining the workers’ compensation to which you are entitled is critical to your ability to reach your fullest recovery. The dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys at Pyle Law Firm in Kansas have extensive experience helping injured clients like you receive the compensation they need to successfully navigate the path toward recovery. We are committed to skillfully advocating on behalf of your rights and for your claim’s best possible resolution. Our legal team is here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (888) 381-1155 for more information today.

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