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Should You Use a Workers’ Comp Settlement Calculator?


Every workers compensation case is unique. At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann we focus on YOUR case and what is best for YOU. workers-comp-settlement-calculator

When you are injured on the job, you and your family need answers fast. In addition to every day living expenses, you will likely have medical bills to pay for. While the workers comp system may seem fairly straightforward, it can often be complicated. It is important to take all factors into consideration when filing for workers compensation.

If every workers compensation claim were the same, receiving the appropriate amount of compensation for your injury would be easy. When filing a workers compensation claim, all you would need is a workers compensation settlement calculator to calculate the value of your claim. However, because each case is different, using a settlement calculator is inadvisable, as it will not provide you with the true value of your claim.

Injuries and settlements are very subjective. A settlement calculator cannot take into consideration the extent of a prior treatment or prior pain. Additionally, things like criminal conviction or a large number of prior claims may affect credibility and what a judge may or may not believe at trial.

Settlement calculators also do not take the extent of current treatment into consideration. For example, an individual will generally receive more in compensation for back pain that required injections and physical therapy as compared to physical therapy alone. If surgery is involved, a calculator will typically not take into consideration whether hardware was involved or not. These factors are very important when determining the value of your workers compensation claim.

After experiencing a work related injuries it is important to consult with a workers compensation attorney. Settlement calculators may seem like a valuable tool to assist you in calculating the value of your claim, however they are unable to take all factors into consideration. A workers compensation attorney will be able to take things like future medical care and litigation costs into consideration when evaluating your claim.

Law Office of James M. Hoffmann

Every case is unique. Every client is unique.

At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann we focus on YOUR case and what is best for YOU. We do not group people into generalized categories and treat them like cattle.

The only calculator that counts is the one the trial judge uses in determining how much to award an injured employee as a result of hard fought trial by an experienced attorney.

To speak with an experienced workers compensation lawyer at the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann, call (314) 361-4300 or fill out our online contact form. We can evaluate your case for free and help you determine the true value of your claim.

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Updated: March 11, 2022
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