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
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
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
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.