Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Pennsylvania Workers' Comp Settlements

Trusted Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Pittsburgh

After a worker is injured on the job, employers and their insurance carriers may offer a lump sum instead of continuing workers' comp benefits. Settlements allow insurance carriers to limit their financial liability and save money in cases involving serious injuries and permanent disabilities. For employees, however, a lump-sum settlement may not always serve their best interests.

At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we advise injured workers about workers' compensation benefits in Pennsylvania. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and how to protect your benefits. We can advise and represent you if you have received a lump-sum offer and can help you understand how to protect your interests.

Contact our office today at (412) 453-3341 to learn more about your options.

How a Settlement Could Affect Other Benefits

When you work with our firm, we can also explain how a settlement will affect other benefits you might be receiving, such as Social Security Disability or Medicare. If you are receiving SSD benefits, we will need to consider whether a Medicare Set-Aside Trust is required in a settlement. This is important because the law requires that Medicare's interests be protected in a settlement.

This allows you to later submit claims to Medicare after money that has been paid for medical expenses in a settlement has been exhausted. Every situation is different, and every worker has personal needs that must be addressed. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our lawyers treat each client as an individual and provide guidance that reflects their unique situation.

Lump-Sum Settlements & Compromise and Release Agreements

At any time, you may be asked to consider settling your case through a "compromise and release." Never agree to a settlement without talking to a lawyer. There is no fee to talk to our Pittsburgh workers' compensation lawyers about settling your case. In some cases, it may be possible to settle the wage loss part of your case, but reserve your right to receive future treatment.

Your workers' compensation attorney can help you understand your options related to lump-sum settlement agreements. We can negotiate with the insurance company about the amount of the lump sum and how a settlement will be paid. Let our firm analyze any agreement presented by the insurance company or employer to determine if it is in your best interests.

Request Your Free Case Evaluation Today: (412) 453-3341

If you are currently receiving workers' compensation benefits, and your employer or their insurance company offers you a lump-sum settlement, it is important to get the experienced guidance that you need to make a smart and responsible decision. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we can help you understand your options and the best choice for your individual situation.

We offer free consultations, and you will pay no attorney fees unless you obtain compensation.