Do I Have to Accept my Worker’s Compensation Settlement Offer?

Injured workers are being taken advantage of NOW more than ever

I’ve been a worker’s compensation attorney for almost 30 years, and it’s only getting worse for injured workers. Many of them are being taken advantage of by physicians and medical providers who are working for the worker’s compensation insurance companies.

Worker’s comp pays providers better than health insurance

There are a myriad of physicians throughout Indiana who love to do worker’s comp work because worker’s compensation work pays better than Medicaid, Medicare, and health insurance.  These doctors bend over backwards to support the insurance carrier and one-way they do this is by assigning low PPI’s.  A PPI (or permanent partial impairment) is a measure of disability and helps determine the value of your settlement.

Low PPI ratings can be renegotiated

We hear repeated stories of doctors, nurse case managers, and adjusters telling the injured worker that the PPI is set-in-stone, and is something that is not negotiable.  This could not be farther from the truth. If you’ve been assigned a low PPI, you can appeal the decision.

Statute of limitation on worker’s comp cases

Please remember that you must take care of the statute of limitation.  The statute of limitation can be tricky and if your case is getting close to the 2-year anniversary of your accident date, make sure you consult with an attorney.  If you are faced with one of the popular work comp doctors who assigns lower PPI’s and have questions about the value of your case, we urge you not to settle and to contact one of our attorneys.

Above all else, stay focused on your own recovery and consult with an experienced worker’s comp attorney when necessary

If you’ve been injured at work and would like to consult with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney, contact us at Klezmer Maudlin. We care about fighting for the rights of injured persons and workers throughout the state of Indiana.  With offices in EvansvilleIndianapolisLafayetteNew Harmony, and Jeffersonville (Louisville, KY), we are well-equipped to handle your case.