In some cases, pursuing a workers’ compensation case can be a long and complex process. You may not see eye-to-eye with your employer’s insurance company when it comes to the benefits you are entitled to, or your claim may even be denied. Either way, it means attending a formal hearing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission to resolve it. Most workers’ compensation cases do reach a settlement before this point, but there are pros and cons to settling to be aware of.
A settlement occurs when you accept your employer’s insurance company’s offer of compensation to resolve your workers’ compensation claim instead of seeing a judge. Here are the advantages and disadvantages:
To be sure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits or a lump sum that you deserve, it is in your best interests to consult an Orange County workers’ comp attorney. They can assess your case and give you an estimate of the benefits or settlement amount you should receive. They can also send a demand letter with the amount you are seeking to your employer’s insurance company, along with any relevant documentation. The insurer may accept, or if they send a counteroffer, negotiations begin and may go back and forth for a few days or weeks. With an employment attorney on your side, though, you may be able to reach agreeable terms quickly and avoid having to go in front of a judge.
If you have been injured at work, contact Aegis Law Firm. We can give you an accurate estimate of your claim’s value and will aggressively negotiate with the insurer, so you receive the benefits you deserve.