Most people who receive an offer to settle their Workers’ Compensation claim ask the following questions:
You should not settle your claim if you think you might have future medical problems arising from your work place injury. If you are still receiving treatment for your injuries and you settle your claim, you will be responsible for all ongoing treatment expenses and those expenses may be surprisingly costly.
If your injury leaves you with a permanent impairment, you are entitled to be compensated for that impairment. The level of your permanent impairment must be assessed by an approved medical specialist.
If you have a total or partial incapacity for work you might be entitled to an amount for future weekly payments of compensation.
You could be entitled to an amount for ongoing medical costs.
If you are unable to return to your pre-injury employment, you might be entitled to vocational retraining costs.
All of the above must be taken into consideration in determining the value of your claim. Calculating the value of a claim can be complex, we recommend you get legal advice from a lawyers who specialise in Workers’ Compensation.
If you do not have legal representation and you have received an offer to settle a claim, we invite you to contact Perth City Legal before you agree to accept the offer.
We will provide a confidential settlement advice based on our assessment of your claim and we will negotiate a settlement with the Workers’ Compensation insurer.
If you require legal advice related to Settlement Offers, call us for assistance and speak to one of our experienced lawyers on (08) 9486 8088.