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I am collecting Worker’s Compensation checks, should I settle my case?

Contact my office at (617) 523-2929

If you have been injured at work and are already collecting weekly worker’s compensation checks, you should still call my office at (617) 523-2929 and make an appointment to see me. There are no costs or expenses for you to hire me to represent you for your Worker’s Compensation claim.

When should I consider settling my Worker’s Compensation claim?

While you collecting your weekly Worker’s Compensation checks, at some point the Worker’s Compensation Insurance Company may began to think that you will be unable to return to your prior job due to your injury at work and your ongoing disability.

Instead of continuing to pay you weekly Worker’s Compensation checks, the Worker’s Compensation Insurance Company will lump together several  years of Worker’s Compensation checks in order to settle your Worker’s Compensation case.

Attorney Robert E. Frawley will negotiate your settlement

I will obtain the largest settlement for you that is possible.

If we are able to come to an agreement to settle your Worker’s Compensation case, the fee to my office is either 15% or 20% of the total settlement. This attorney’s fee of 15% or 20% is set by law.

Since I am your attorney and I am paid out of the settlement of your claim, there are no upfront costs or expenses to hire me as your Worker’s Compensation attorney.

Setup court date to have settlement approved

Once we reach an agreement to settle your case, I will contact the Department of Industrial Accidents and schedule a court date before a judge at the Department of Industrial Accidents. This is called a Lump Sum Conference.

On that date, both you and I  will meet with the Worker’s Compensation Insurance attorney and go before a judge at the Department of Industrial Accidents to have your lump sum settlement approved.

Obtain Employer’s Consent Form

Prior to the lump sum date, I am required to obtain from your employer a consent form signed by them indicating that your employer agrees with, and approves of the settlement.

In my 25 years of handling Worker’s Compensation cases, I have never been unable to obtain the Employer’s Consent to go forward with the settlement and have the settlement approved.

Your Settlement is approved

Once your settlement is approved, you will receive your lump sum settlement check with in two weeks of that date.

Following the approval of the settlement, in most cases, you continue to have the same rights for medical treatment with the Worker’s Compensation Insurance company to pay for any future medical treatment.

Call my office at (617) 523-2929 to find our how I can help your with your Worker’s Compensation case.

It is very important that you keep in mind that there are no upfront expenses charged to you for hiring me to represent you for your Worker’s Compensation case.

You can hire me by calling my office at (617) 523-2929, going through my website at www.frawleylaw.com, to email me at [email protected]

 

 

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