Workers' Comp Settlement Advice

Many workers’ compensation cases end with a settlement, but how do you negotiate a fair payout with the insurance company? Do you want a lump sum or a structured settlement? How do you know you're getting enough to cover your current and future medical bills plus lost wages plus any other expenses you have while out of work? The articles below cover the whole settlement process to help you get the benefits you deserve, as painlessly as possible.

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When Will Workers' Comp Offer a Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

If you got injured or sick at work, you’re not alone. Private companies in the United States reported 2.6 million workplace injuries and illnesses in 2021.

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Does Surgery Increase Your Workers’ Comp Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

If you’re wondering how surgery would impact your workers' comp benefits, you’re not alone. Surgery can increase, or decrease, your workers' comp settlement amount depending on the surgery type and surgery timing.

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Your 2024 Guide to California Workers’ Comp Settlements

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

Workers’ compensation is designed to help employees after a workplace injury, but managing your claim can become a headache if you need to fight the insurance company to get the medical care and lost wages coverage that you deserve

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Ankle Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

Nearly 54,000 Americans injured their ankles while at work in 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Back Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2020 (the last year for which data is available), there were 152,740 back injury cases. Almost 30% of them missed a month or more of work.

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Eye Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 18,510 Americans suffered an eye injury at work in 2020.

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Finger Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 75,000 workers injured their fingers, including fingertips, fingernails, and nail beds in 2020.

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Foot Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that just over 50,100 Americans suffered work-related foot injuries in 2020.

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How Much Are Workers' Comp Head Injury Settlements Worth?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

More than 83,000 workers experienced head injuries at work in 2020 according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Knee Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

In 2020, nearly 88,000 Americans injured their knees while at work and typically missed about 18 days of work because of it, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Settlement for Multiple Injuries?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that in 2020 (the most recent year for which data is available), more than 100,000 workplace injuries impacted multiple body parts.

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Neck Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

Workers experienced more than 11,000 neck injuries in 2020 according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Shoulder Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

Workers suffered nearly 78,000 shoulder injuries in 2020 and missed about one month of work, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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How Much Is a Workers' Comp Wrist Injury Settlement?

By Victoria Muñoz | Lead Attorney

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that more than 34,000 Americans injured their wrists while at work in 2020, and 38% missed at least a month of work because of it.

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