At some point after a workplace accident, your workers' compensation insurance company may offer you a lump-sum settlement. If you accept the offer, you will receive a one-time cash payment or series of payments, after which the insurance company's responsibilities will end.

For some injured workers, it makes sense to accept a lump-sum settlement. Others are better off declining the offer in order to keep their workers' compensation claims open. Deciding whether to accept a lump-sum settlement is a very important decision. There are many medical and financial aspects to consider, so you should discuss the offer with an experienced workers' compensation attorney.

Helping You Make The Right Decision

When you choose our law firm, we will carefully review all aspects of your situation. We will consider questions such as:

  • What is the state of your health?
  • Do you need additional medical care and rehabilitation services?
  • Are you able to return to the same position you held and make the same wages?
  • Should we make a counter-offer seeking a bigger settlement?
  • If you cannot return to work, can you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?
  • Does a Medicare set aside need to be created?

We will explain these and other factors in your case and provide you with an objective dollars-and-cents analysis of the offer. You will be able to make the decision that is right for you, given your health, your age and your current earning capacity.

At Leisawitz Heller, our Reading lump-sum settlement attorneys are committed to helping injured workers get the best possible outcome. We will protect your interests and provide the advice and representation you need.

Contact A Berks County Workers' Compensation Settlement Lawyer

For a free consultation about a lump-sum settlement offer, contact Leisawitz Heller. We serve clients throughout the Reading area and elsewhere in Pennsylvania.