Do I Have to Accept my Workers Compensation Settlement Offer?
Injured workers are being taken advantage of NOW more than ever
I’ve been a workers 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 workers compensation insurance companies.
Workers comp pays providers better than health insurance
There are a myriad of physicians throughout Indiana who love to do workers comp work because workers 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 workers 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 workers comp attorney when necessary
If you’ve been injured at work and would like to consult with an experienced workers 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 Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, New Harmony, and Jeffersonville (Louisville, KY), we are well-equipped to handle your case.