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    Default Work Comp Settlement Check

    My worker's compensation claim was made in the State of Illinois

    Hello I just have a quick question was just wondering if anyone knew what the average settlement payout amount

    for a fractured Radius in left hand.

    Trying to deal with the work comp agent on my own and want to make sure they're not gonna try and

    get over on me.

    I just recently got released from my doctor to return to work.

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    Default Re: Work Comp Settlement Check

    RickeMoore
    just wondering if anyone knew what the average settlement payout amount

    for a fractured Radius in left hand.
    There is no average, settlements are based on your wages, how well you heal, whether you're back to work and several other factors.

    Trying to deal with the work comp agent on my own and want to make sure they're not gonna try and get over on me.
    I can 100% assure you they will "get over on you" without a lawyer - They know you have no idea of what you're doing and will take full advantage of it.
    For the cost of a lawyer, you'll be money ahead, protect your rights and save your sanity - Consult a lawyer before having any further contact with that carrier.

    Tony
    Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.

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    Default Re: Work Comp Settlement Check

    Definitely get a lawyer because they will try to screw you over. Not sure of the fees in Illinois, but where I live the lawyer gets 20%. I will have to pay him 8% and the insurance company has to pay him the other 12%. Plus, they work on a contingency basis which means you will not have to pay until everything is settled.

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    Default Re: Work Comp Settlement Check

    If you are trying to negotiate a settlement without any knowledge of what you are doing, and you are, then the adjuster has already "got over on you." Believe me, he is delighted that you have not hired a lawyer.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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