Do You Know How Much Your Claim Is Really Worth? Don’t Sign. Call Us First.
When you suffer an on-the-job injury, an insurance adjuster may offer you a settlement. This offer may involve an impressive-sounding sum of money the adjuster implies will fully compensate you — but will it?
Insurance companies are in the business of making money, not paying it. They will never make an offer that matches the true value of your claim. When you sign a settlement offer, you are signing away important rights.
At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, workers’ compensation law is all we do. Our attorneys can review your lump-sum settlement offer and help determine if it is in your best interests. If it is not, we can determine a strategy that will maximize the lawful compensation you need. Initial consultations are always free, and we charge nothing unless you recover. From our office in Augusta, we can represent you regardless of where you live in Georgia.
What Should Be Considered In A Fair Settlement?
Understanding the Georgia workers’ compensation claims process and gathering the necessary documentation alone can be incredibly overwhelming. There are many factors accounted for in the calculation and consideration of a fair settlement, including:
- Lost wages: temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, past-due workers’ comp indemnity benefits, penalties and future benefits
- All medical expenses: blood tests, CT scans, MRIs, therapies, rehabilitation services and supplies, outpatient care, etc.
- Future Medicare consequences
- Permanent partial disability rating
- Catastrophic disability
Talk To One Of Our Lawyers In A Free Consultation Today
Signing any settlement without talking to an attorney puts you at risk for losing valuable benefits. Talk to our lawyer. We can review and advise you on any settlement offer. With free initial consultations, what do you have to lose?