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UNDERSTANDING PERSONAL INJURY AND WORK COMP SETTLEMENTS

Today we are thinking about settlement in workers' compensation and personal injury cases. The reason we are blogging at this time is that settlement has never been more complicated by factors outside the traditional scope of a workers' compensation case or a personal injury case. For example, if the coming changes to our national healthcare system take effect an injured person has to be careful and fully informed on the ramifications of settling any case. This starts with considering what that settlement will mean to entitlement to benefits from the future health care system. This is true for: • anyone who is on Medicare, • anyone who is on a state medical program of any type, and • anyone who presently has what we know now to be any type of private insurance. Unfortunately, the Internet is a miserable place to find reliable answers for your specific situation. That is because no attorney's website can accurately describe your unique circumstance, or the considerations that must be taken into account before settling a case. This is why talking to a lawyer at our firm is free! So, if you are on the verge of a settlement, think about making a phone call for a informed discussion about whether or not you should be doing this, and whether or not you are receiving enough compensation for the risks based on unknown future medical problems. Give us a call  515-224-4400.

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