Hello. Can anyone please share knowledge on obtaining a lump sum payout out rather than weekly benefits? I have been off work for almost 2 years, had back surgery, went thru the MMI at 24%, then was sent to an IME who I guess gave the 24 or better because WC has now offered the 425 week payout based on that 24%. I answered their offer with a request for a lump sum payout to which they responded "no - our offer still stands as it was. "
After being out of work almost 2 years, I as so far behind in bills that I need a lump sum to catch up. I was just approved for SSA. I don't have an attorney because I thought they were being fair and I really need the $$ to pay bills so I thought an attorney wasn't necessary. Is there anything I can do to get a lump sum since they say no or can an attorney get me a lump sum? Weekly payments won't allow me to get caught up on bills. thank you.