Have you been injured on the job and want to know how to maximize your settlement, Hi, I’m Chris Hudson, come join me while I share this information. Settlement of a workers’ compensation claim is completely voluntary for both the employee and the employer/insurer. However, In most cases, the employer/insurer does want to settle your claim and you can maximize the settlement value of your claim by doing the following:
First, hire an attorney who regularly practices in the area of workers’ compensation. There are numerous attorneys in my hometown, Augusta, who advertise that they handle workers’ compensation. However, I only know of a few attorneys including myself in this area regularly handle workers compensation claims. This are is a very complex body of laws and regulations, and you don’t want an attorney who doing on the job training with your case.
Second, don’t settle until you have reached MMI and know the extent of your future treatment. MMI means you have reached a plateau in your medical condition. Finally, you must have an objective impairment rating to calculate your future entitlement to permanent partial disability benefits. Sometimes I send my clients to a second opinion doctor to make sure your rating is fair.
I am one of the few attorneys in this area who regularly practice workers compensation across Georgia. I have written a book and numerous articles on this area of the law. .
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