Making Sure You Get The Settlement You Deserve
After suffering an on-the-job injury or illness that results in the loss of your earning capacity, the insurance provider may offer you a settlement. However, insurers usually offer much less than you deserve. You should not accept a settlement without consulting an attorney.
Since 1994, our attorneys at Douglas, Joseph & Olson Attorneys At Law have represented workers in workers’ compensation claims of all varieties. We serve people throughout western Pennsylvania who seek benefits to cover their losses due to a work-related disability.
How Does The Settlement Process Work?
The process of filing a claim and negotiating a workers’ comp claim settlement or proceeding to litigation can be complicated. Some of the steps you will encounter include:
- Determining whether your injury or illness is related to your job
- Calculating your loss of earning potential
- Facing litigation from an insurance company that does not want to pay your full claim
- Negotiating a fair lump sum or structured settlement
- Submit the settlement for approval, if you are enrolled in Medicare
The road is a very challenging one filled with paperwork, loopholes, challenges and bureaucracy. We can handle the steps of the process while you focus on fulfilling your home and social duties.
Why Hire An Attorney?
Settlements are a one-time offer. Once you accept, you cannot go back and negotiate for more – even if you discover that you have more damages. That’s why it is crucial that we help you the first time around to make sure that you receive every single cent that you deserve.
Before You Accept A Settlement, Talk To Us For Free
Insurance companies and employers have powerful lawyers on their side. You should, too. Please get in touch with us to discuss your rights before you accept any settlement offers. To request a free initial consultation, please send us an email or call us toll-free at 800-242-5242.
Locally, you can also reach our Jamestown office at 724-932-3302 or reach our Hermitage office at 724-704-0554.