Receiving a Settlement
October 4, 2016
Philadelphia Workers Compensation
Process for Receiving a Workers Comp Claim
You want to settle you worker compensation claim and want to make sure that you have receive the benefits that you deserve. Your rights need to be protected. The Philadelphia worker compensation attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates are adept at negotiating settlements and have vast knowledge of all of the processes involved. We want to make sure that you understand the processes also. Our attorneys have vast experience in workers compensation law in Pennsylvania and we know how to get our clients the settlement that they ought to have. Our attorneys will walk you through the settlement procedure making sure you understand the process.
In Pennsylvania, there are two different kinds of workers compensation settlements. There is a “full compromise and release” and a “modified compromise and release.”
A full compromise and release settlement means that you receive a lump sum payment for your disability. You must also give up any rights to receive any more disability payments and payments for any future medical expenses that you may have. Once you agree to this your case is closed.
A modified compromise and release settlement means that you receive a lump sum payment for you injury and waive the right to any future disability payments, but you may still retain the right to collect medical compensation. This implies that the insurance company will still be accountable for paying any future medical bills that are related to your injury or illness.
The amount of a proper settlement for your workers compensation claim can be quite complex and not very easy to calculate. Every case and situation is different. A qualified worker comp attorney in Philly at Larry Pitt & Associates can help you figure out whether a lump sum payment and forgoing your benefits and wages is right for you. We have handled thousands of Pennsylvania workers compensation cases and you can trust that we will negotiate your case so that you receive settlement that you merit.
Larry Pitt & Associates aids clients in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania.
Call our Philadelphia office today so we can go over your case and see how we can help at 888-PITT-LAW or complete our quick contact web form.