How Much is My Georgia Workers' Comp Case Worth?
August 29th, 2019
HOW MUCH IS MY HARTWELL GEORGIA WORKERS’ COMP CASE WORTH?
We are often asked by our clients how much their workers' comp claim is worth. It is our job to do everything in our power to maximize each case we handle based on the individual facts of that claim. The value of your workers’ compensation case is based on many different factors.
Before you agree to any type of settlement it is important to make sure that the value of your case has been properly calculated. You may want to consider a free consultation with a local workers’ compensation attorney to get their opinion and evaluation of your case before agreeing to any settlement. Our attorneys would be happy to assist you with this, so if you want to know the true value of your case, please contact us today!
FACTORS THAT DETERMINE THE VALUE OF AN ATHENS GEORGIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE
When we look at a potential workers’ compensation claim, we look very hard at several factors to determine what the case is potentially worth and what benefits our clients are entitled to. Some of these factors are:
- Average weekly wage before the injury
- Date of injury and how long benefits will potentially be available
- What the work status of the client is (full duty, light duty, no work, etc)
- Does the employer have any light duty work available?
- Are the injuries permanent?
- Are you currently receiving temporary total disability benefits?
- What is the cost of medical treatment in the future?
- Is any back pay owed?
- Does the case have the potential to be deemed catastrophic which entitles the claimant to lifetime benefits
Once these items have been evaluated we will have a much clearer idea of the value of the case and how to handle it going forward. This will allow us to tell you if the settlement offer is fair and sufficient or not.
DON’T SETTLE YOUR CASE TOO EARLY
Sometimes clients come to us with a settlement offer. After we evaluate it we can determine whether or not the timing of settlement is proper or not. If there are medical procedures that need to happen, then often settlement is not a good idea until after this occurs. These are things to discuss with your workers’ compensation lawyer.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF YOUR CASE?
Call us to set up a free consultation and we will review your case and let you know what your case is worth. We will review your case and use our years of expertise and knowledge to give you an honest opinion on the value of your case.