Is A Lump-Sum Settlement Right For You?
If you have been injured at work, at some point in your workers’ compensation case, you may be offered a lump-sum settlement offer. What many people do not realize is that when they accept a lump-sum settlement, they waive their right to collect additional workers’ compensation benefits. While there are many good reasons to accept a settlement, it is important to consult with a seasoned workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure your rights are protected.
At Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C., we provide experienced advocacy for injured workers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We will complete a thorough review of the insurance company’s settlement offer and help you maximize the benefits you are entitled to receive.
Don’t Accept Any Offer Without Seeking Legal Counsel First
There are many reasons an injured worker may decide to accept a lump-sum settlement offer. You may be sick of dealing with the insurance company, need a large sum of money or wish to direct your own medical care. However, if you accept a lump-sum settlement, you will not be able to collect additional benefits. This is not a decision you should take lightly or without the counsel of a skilled lawyer.
Our lead attorney Bryan G. Bosta has handled workers’ compensation claims and will advise you as to whether it is in your best interests to accept a lump-sum settlement offer, negotiate a better offer or decline the offer. He will ensure that you receive fair and full compensation for your injuries.
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission regulates attorneys’ fees in workers’ compensation cases, making them highly affordable. Additionally, because we handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not pay us unless we recover.
It Will Cost You Nothing To Make An Informed Decision
Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C., provides free initial consultations for injured workers. We will evaluate your case and determine the best course of action in a lump-sum settlement offer. Call 703-962-1829 today.