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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation
Types of Workers’ Compensation Settlements
If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of your job duties, you should file a workers’ compensation claim to make sure you receive the benefits that you deserve and protect your rights.
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 your 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 workers’ compensation lawyer can help you figure out whether it is in your best interest to obtain a lump sum payment and forgo future benefits and wages.
The experienced lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates are adept at negotiating settlements and have vast knowledge of all of the processes involved. We will walk you through the settlement procedure to help you understand the process. We have handled thousands of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases and you can trust that we will negotiate your case so that you receive the settlement that you merit.