Workers’ Compensation Settlement Offers
If you have been injured at work, you may have questions about accepting workers’ compensation settlement offers from your employer. Call our office.
Should I accept a workers’ compensation settlement offer?
Yesterday, I talked to a potential client who had filed a claim nine months ago and had been seeking treatment, but was now being approached by the employer about settling their Workers’ Compensation claim. The client was concerned as to whether or not the release was fair. It’s important for you to understand that a lot of the claims in Workers’ Comp do get settled, and that they are resolved.
It’s also important for you to understand that by releasing your claims, you very well could be releasing the employer from claims outside of Workers’ Compensation or that you’re releasing your Workers’ Compensation claim for a number that actually doesn’t fully compensate you for the injury that you incurred as a result of getting injured at work. Also, sometimes as part of a release, the employer will want you to quit or resign. Just because you filed a claim doesn’t mean you have to resolve the claim by settlement. Also, by no means does it mean that you need to quit in order for you to get Workers’ Compensation benefits.
If you filed a claim and your employer is approaching you about resolving a claim, it is important for you to understand your rights. You have questions regarding what type of benefits you’re entitled to and what impact signing a release might have on your claims, please make sure that you reach out to a firm. I’m happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Are you or a loved one in the process of filing an employment claim in California and have questions about workers’ compensation settlement offers? Contact the experienced California employment law attorneys at the Myers Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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