How Is My Workers’ Compensation Settlement Calculated?

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Workers’ comp settlements are generally based on medical expenses, lost wages, permanent impairment, vocational rehab, future medical costs, and additional costs.  When you or someone you know suffers a work-related injury, one of the first questions that arise is, “How is my workers’ compensation settlement calculated?” It’s essential to understand the various factors that play … Read more

Updated: September 8, 2023

When Should You Settle a Workers Comp Case?

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Here are five common reasons people accept initial workers’ compensation settlement offers and what you should do before deciding to settle. Generally, after a workplace injury, injured workers have two options for compensation: they can either receive weekly benefits through the workers’ compensation process or they can accept a lump-sum settlement from the insurance company. … Read more

Updated: November 8, 2022

Workers Comp Settlement Before or After Surgery?

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Here are some key considerations to make an informed decision about whether or not to accept a workers’ compensation settlement before or after surgery. Unfortunately, your workplace accident could be so severe that you need surgery to address your injuries. This can be a very stressful time as you may be worried about returning to … Read more

Updated: October 25, 2022

Returning to Work After Filing for Work Comp Benefits

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Getting your life back on track after an injury at work is not easy. We can help you protect your workers comp benefits. In addition to the physical challenges that injured workers face, there is the stress of rehabilitation, finances, and the legalities of filing a work comp claim. Missouri workers’ compensation law does not require an employer to … Read more

Updated: October 25, 2022

What Is a “Compromise and Release” Offer in a Workers Compensation Case?

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A compromise and release settlement is a contract between you and the insurance company. By agreeing to the terms you settle your work injury claim for a lump sum. Pursuing compensation after a work-related injury in Missouri is no easy task. It can be easy to get confused and frustrated when dealing with seemingly unending … Read more

Updated: September 23, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About Structured Workers Compensation Settlements

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A structured settlement is when a plaintiff (a workplace injury victim) agrees to be paid part or all of the compensation over a period of years. If you were injured at work and plan on filing a workers’ comp claim, you’ve probably heard of structured settlements. And if you’re like most people, you’re probably curious … Read more

Updated: August 9, 2021