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Workers’ Compensation

Should I Settle My Workers’ Compensation Claim?


Injured workers of all ages, occupations and income brackets ask us about lump sum settlements. Some have had a miserable experience dealing with the insurance company, while others have not experienced any difficulties at all. Some injured workers want to be ‘done’ with workers’ compensation – to get the insurance company out of their lives. Others need to move on, perhaps to a new job opportunity or further education. Some injured workers are nearing retirement and wonder how their workers’ compensation case will interact with their Social Security retirement and pension benefits. Others will never be able to go back...

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Can the Insurance Company Force Me to go Back to Work?


It is true that no one can be forced to work. The insurance company cannot force an injured worker go back to work. The answer to our question is not that simple. It is extremely risky for an injured worker to refuse to return to work with her or his time-of-injury employer. In some cases, an injured worker may even have a legal obligation to look for a new job in the labor market. Most work injuries are minor. Most injured workers get the medical treatment they need, get better, and go back to work. Most injured workers miss a short...

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