Be Wary of Year End Workers Compensation Settlement Offers

Injured workers should be wary of settlement offers made by workers compensation insurance carriers in November and December. Many workers’ compensation insurance carriers like to close out claims by the end of the year. That may mean the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will make a settlement offer to an injured worker to coax them in to settling their claim.
If you have been offered a small settlement to close out your workers’ compensation claim, call Mooney Law for a free consultation. We will sit down and discuss your case with you. Is it in your best interest to settle your claim? Is the offer fair and reasonable? What happens to your medical treatment? What happens to outstanding medical bills. There are all important considerations to discuss when deciding whether to settle your workers’ compensation claim. Is settlement really right for you at the moment? Read more here on things to consider when settling your workers compensation claim.

The important thing to remember when settling your workers’ compensation injury is that settlements in Pennsylvania are final. That means when you decide to settle your case and a Workers’ compensation Judge approves your settlement, your case can never be reopened. It is also important to fully understand all the language in a settlement agreement and its effect on your rights and benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.  You can read more about Pennsylvania workers’ compensation settlements here.

Settlement is a one shot deal. That is why it is absolutely imperative to have experienced legal representation. All too often I get new calls from injured workers who settled their case, but not have second thoughts. The problem is, once your settle, it is final and over. Call Mooney Law for a FREE consultation. We would be happy to take the time to discuss your case, your case value, and whether settlement is appropriate at this time. Call Mooney Law today at 717-200-HELP or 717-632-4656.

Mark Buterbaugh

Attorney representing injured workers and Social Security Disability clients in Pennsylvania and Maryland.