Most people fail to realize just how dangerous their work environment can be. Having a false sense of security when it comes to where you work can be very dangerous. Rather than being oblivious to the dangers that surround you, it is wise to take the time to identify hazards and safeguard yourself. While doing this can go a long way when it comes to avoiding workplace accidents, sometimes they are unavoidable. If you are involved in an on the job accident, you will need to file a workers compensation claim. Below are some of the reasons why most people decide to settle these types of cases rather than taking them all the way to court.
It Allows a Person Peace of Mind
Dealing with insurance companies can be very stressful. The main goal of most insurance companies is to under compensate accident victims and grow their bottom line. Also, during the time your case is being investigated, you will have to jump through a variety of hoops to get the treatments you need. During doctors’ visits, you will have a case worker who has to be in the room and making notes the whole time. This experience can be very stressful and is all the more reason to work out a settlement. The right lawyer will be able to help you get the best possible settlement terms.
Getting Better Medical Care
When dealing with an insurance company during a worker’s compensation claim, you will have to get every medical procedure approved. This can become very frustrating and may lead to you not getting the amount of help you need. Rather than having to settle for the doctors and treatments the insurance company wants, you will be able to choose your own when you get a settlement. The last thing anyone wants to do is to be in pain and having to wait on the treatment they need.
Putting a Bad Experience Behind You
For many people, taking a settlement in a case like this is a great way to put a bad experience behind them. Being hurt and having to deal with all of the red tape that comes with a workers compensation claim can be overwhelming. While you will not get rich from this settlement, it will allow you to get a fresh start. Going in and talking with a lawyer is a great way to figure out how much the injuries you have are worth. Once you have established this, you will be able to develop a strategy with your lawyer regarding how much money to ask for in a settlement.
The team at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A. have helped a number of people settle their worker’s compensation cases. The best way to find out how we can help you is by scheduling a consultation. Once we know the details of your case, we will be able to give you our professional opinion regarding what you need to do next.