Worcester Workers’ Comp Lump Sum Payment Lawyer
Westborough Work Injury Lawyer
If you are an injured worker in central Massachusetts seeking workers’ compensation benefits through the state workers’ comp system, you will have the option of accepting a lump sum settlement. It may be tempting to accept a large pay out of a cash settlement equal to the amount of bi-weekly earnings you are entitled to receive for the category of your benefits. In some cases, a lump sum payment is absolutely the right choice. In other cases, however, you must be aware that the state is offering you the option, because they are hoping to buy themselves out from under further possible claims you may have.
It is critically important that you talk to an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney before making any decision about accepting a lump sum payment. Eden Rafferty workers’ compensation attorneys have been offering sound legal advice and representation for injured workers throughout the MetroWest region and central Massachusetts for nearly 20 years. We have seen every scenario regarding lump sum settlements and can advise you about your options, as they relate to your specific type of injury and benefits category.
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Don’t get blinded by dollar signs. Employers know that paying you off with a lump sum settlement protects them from possible permanent or lengthy temporary payments, in the event your injury requires further medical treatment and forces you to file for future benefits. If you accept a settlement, you will give up your right to file for any benefits related to your injury.
We will explain the various levels of benefits available to you and the total value you are likely to receive if your claim is approved. We can also show you how much you stand to gain or lose in future benefits, if you accept a lump sum settlement. When you understand the benefit levels available to you, you can make better decisions based on long-term circumstances.
Worcester Workers’ Comp Lump sum Payment Attorney
From our offices in Worcester, we represent injured workers filing for Massachusetts workers’ compensation claims throughout central Massachusetts. Contact us to arrange a free consultation.